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How to Fix “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” Error in Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most used web browsers in the world right now. It is well maintained and developed by Google, and all updates are provided timely. But sometimes, you may face some bugs that may spoil the internet browsing experience for you. Recently I have been facing the “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” or Err Connection Timed Out issue on my Google Chrome browser quite a bit, and it was getting annoying. So, I did some research and came up with a bunch of solutions to solve this problem.

Let us get right into the post and see how to fix this annoying error.

Solution #1: Talk to your Internet Service Provider

Most of the time this happens because there is something wrong with your internet connection. You personally cannot do anything when this is the issue, so you have to get in contact with your internet service provider and ask them to check things on their end.

If this is an issue due to the ISP’s fault, then they will fix it within a day or two depending on the quality of the support your ISP provides. They may also guide you to do a few things over call so don’t worry and do what they ask you to do.

Solution #2: Using IPConfig command in Command Prompt

Sometimes all you need to do is flush your DNS and renew it to fix this issue and that is exactly what we are going to do in this section. Just open the Command Prompt and enter the following commands. To open your Command Prompt, just press Windows + R and enter CMD in the Run dialogue and press the Enter button. Now enter the following commands one by one.

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /registerdns

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /release

After you have executed each of these commands one by one, just restart your PC and see if theErr_Connection_Timed_Out problem is solved. If not, then move on to the next solution.

Solution #3: Restart your Modem/Router

We keep our modems and routers turned on for days, and this might cause some problems. It is a good idea to turn your modem or your router off sometimes. You can restart your router from your PC itself. To do that, just login to the admin IP of your router and then restart it from there.

You can find the admin IP or the default gateway information inside the documentation of your router.

Solution #4: Change your DNS

Sometimes the DNS that is automatically configured by the ISP is at fault so you can try alternative DNS servers i.e. Google DNS or the Open DNS. To set this, just follow the steps given below.

  • Open Control Panel and then look for Network and Internet.
  • Now click on Network and Sharing Center and then click on Change Adapter Settings on the left side.
  • Now right click on the active network you are on and choose Properties.
  • Now click on Properties in this new window again.
  • Now click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then again click on Properties.
  • You can now change the DNS to Google DNS or Open DNS.

Google DNS

Open DNS

Now restart your PC once and your network should work fine. If you are still facing the Err_Connection_Timed_Out error, then you can try one more solution which might solve your issue.

Solution #5: Check Windows Firewall Settings

The Windows Firewall settings can change due to a program that you recently installed. All you need to do is fix it by checking your Windows Firewall settings to see if your PC is being prevented from accessing the internet. Go to Control Panel and then search for Windows Firewall and then go through the options to see if everything is all right.

These were the solutions that will let you fix the ”Err_Connection_Timed_Out” or Err Connection Timed Out Error in Google Chrome on your Windows PC. You can try all of these methods one by one and they will surely fix the problem.

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