Top 5 Ways to Fix AS-3 Error in Epic Games Launcher on Windows 11 – Guiding Tech

Epic Games has become a great competitor to Steam for digital games distribution. However, the Epic Games launcher has many rough patches, making you troubleshoot things to get it working. For instance, several users encounter the AS-3 error, or the ‘no connection’ error occurs when using Epic Games Launcher on Windows 11. This error means the Epic Games Launcher has trouble using your computer’s internet connection.

Are you facing the same error when using the Epic Launcher to play a game? First, it’s a good idea to check whether your Internet connection speeds are sufficient to run the game. If that’s not a problem, don’t worry. We have compiled the best solutions to fix the no connection or the AS-3 error in the Epic Games Launcher on Windows 11.

1. Allow Epic Games Launcher Through The Windows Defender Firewall

Windows Defender Firewall permits or denies programs from accessing the network or other Internet resources to stop malicious apps and programs from accessing your computer from outside the network or contacting other locations from your computer. That’s why you’ll need to allow Epic Games Launcher with the necessary permissions on your Windows Defender Firewall.

It’s a good idea to check and manually allow the Epic Games Launcher app through the Windows Defender Firewall. Here’s how you can easily allow the Epic Games Launcher through the Windows Defender Firewall on your Windows 11 PC. Of course, you’ll need Administrative privileges to make changes.

Step 1: Click the Start button on the Taskbar, type Windows Defender Firewall, and click on Open next to the search result for Windows Defender Firewall.

Step 2: When the Windows Defender Firewall settings open in the Control Panel window, click on the ‘Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall’ option in the left column.

Step 3: From the next screen, click on the Change Settings button. When a User Account Control prompt appears, select Yes. Next, click on ‘Allow another app’ button at the bottom.

Step 4: When a window opens, click on the Browse button.

Step 5: Copy and paste the following path into the Address bar of the window:

C:Program Files (x86)Epic GamesLauncherPortalBinariesWin32

When the window opens the designated folder, select the ‘EpicGamesLauncher.exe’ and click Open.

Step 6: That’ll add the ‘UnrealEngineLauncherProxy’ app to the list. Click on Add at the bottom.

Step 7: The new ‘UnrealEngineLauncherProxy’ entry will appear in the Allowed apps and features list. Make sure you check the boxes for Private and Public next to it.

2. Disable VPN or Proxy Servers

Epic recommends that you disable VPN or Proxy Servers if you use one with the Epic Games Launcher. The VPN or Proxy Servers might slow things down on your network. So, it’s a good idea to turn them off temporarily to check if that helps. You’ll need to disable the VPN or proxy server on your Windows 11 PC and use the internet connection normally. 

Here’s how you can disable VPN and Proxy Server on your Windows 11 PC. For this guide, we’ll use ProtonVPN and disable it.

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