“Err Connection Timed out” error in Google Chrome is quite common and can suddenly dang you while you are busy surfing the internet.
However, you may experience this error for a few websites or only one.
The good news is, this error can be fixed pretty easily with a couple of quick tweaks.
Even if you are running the latest version of Chrome, you may encounter this problem. So, let’s not waste more time discussing about it and learnt how to fix it.
1: Managing DNS Settings (Most Working Solution)
Go to the network icon in the lower right corner of the screen and right click on it. Tap on Open Network and Sharing Center.
From here, click on Local Area Connection/Ethernet 4 or whichever is your working internet connection.
From the new pop up box, click on Properties. This will open a new popup box.
From here, double click on Internet Protocol Version TCP/IPv4
Finally, check the “Use the following DNS Server Addresses” and give the following values.
- Preferred DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
- Alternate DNS Server: 184.108.40.206
Click on Validate Settings upon Exit and click ok. Restart your internet and hopefully the issue will be resolved.
2: Edit Windows Host File
This is pretty tricky but we’ll get along with this. Follow the steps below.
Your PC’s host file is found at this address, c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc. However, your Windows won’t allow to edit it from here.
The first step to do is, right click on Notepad and tap on “Run as Administrator.”
Now click on File > Open > Local Disk C: > Windows > System 32 > Drivers > etc folder. Make sure you select “All Files” from the drop down. Only then you’ll be able to view the host file.
Once the host file is open, scroll down to the bottom and delete any IP address or website after the last # sign.
Finally, click File > Save and close the notepad. That’s all. You have successfully edited the host file.
3: Clear Browsing Data
Elementary though but still it works most of the time. Your cookies, cache file or the app data might be interrupting your Internet surfing.
To get rid of Browsing Data, click on Customize and Control Icon in chrome located in the top right corner.
Then tap on “Settings”
Scroll down to bottom and click on “Show Advanced Settings”
Finally click on “Clear Browsing Data”.
A window will pop-up. Make sure you select “the beginning of time” from the drop-down. Also, check mark all the settings. Click on “Clear Browsing Data” and allow your browser to get rid of all the junk.
4: Renew DNS and IP
Right click on the Windows icon in the lower left-corner of the screen and run the Command Prompt Admin.
Now type in the following commands one by one and hit enter.
- Netsh winsock reset.
Restart your computer and hopefully the error will be resolved.
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Sometimes your Anti-Virus software can also interrupt with your Internet connection. Try turning it off and then restart your internet.
Let us know which method worked out for you in the comment section.