If you are a dedicated user of Google Chrome, you might be aware of the various popular internet connectivity errors we Chrome fanboys often encounter while surfing our favorite web browser.
It is widely used by most individuals, thanks to its ease of management. However, at times, you might find yourself at a point where you have to address a connectivity error on your Chrome webpage. This is displayed as ‘Err_Connection_Timed_Out.’ There is always a reasonable probability that you can witness this tormenting yet bothering error while you are digging into your favorite websites for the whatever reasons. This error is quite standard in Chrome and can appear on your Windows device, Mac, iOs, and others as well.
The problem is displayed as ‘Err_Connection_Timed_Out’ under headings like ‘the site can’t be reached,’ ‘webpage not available’ and so forth. Connectivity problems are common while using technology. However, there are always two sides of a coin. Precisely, if the bad side of the Internet turns up, there are always a few workarounds available that can cater to solve the problem. In this case, Google also recommends a few ideal pointers on the screen which are as follows:
- Checking the connection
- Checking the proxy and firewall
- Running Windows Network Diagnostics
The issue that most individuals face is that the problem might not always be this simple. Since Google only recommends three solutions, the scope is limited and has a fair possibility of failing. Hence, your efforts will go in vain. That’s why it’s always preferable to understand the problem thoroughly prior to getting your hands on it so that you won’t get stuck in between and regret later messing up everything.
What is Err_Connection_Timed_Out?
If your screen pops up the Err_Connection_Timed_Out page, it would mean that your device has detected a failure connecting to the server. This can be caused due to the following factors:
- The server is showing a delayed or no response
- Failure in establishing a connection to the server
- No Internet access
- The URL cannot be recognized or is not active
- The Internet connection is limited
Often the valid reason for the occurrence of the aforementioned error might not be apparent or stated. But you can nevertheless get into the root of the error and get it solved by employing the different yet straightforward methods given below.
Enough jibber-jabber now, let’s get into the details across:
Solution 1 – Clear Chrome’s History
By clearing Google Chrome’s history, you can ultimately clear cache and cookie-related issues. These play a role in hampering your connectivity to the server. To clear your browser history, you can follow the steps listed below:
- Launch Google Chrome
- In the address bar, type “chrome://settings/clearBrowserData“
- Click on Advanced Tab and select the Time range as “All Time” from the drop-down.
- Next, check all the boxes that are unchecked and hit “Clear Data“
Google Chrome will wipe off your entire browsing history, including saved passwords, cookies, cache data and more. You can try reconnecting to the server which would now be possible after the clearance.
Solution 2 – Enable Automatically Detect Settings
If you enable “Automatically Detect settings” for your Internet, it would help you find a suitable connection to your ISP, saving you the hassle of trying to fix your failed connection. Implement the following steps to employ this method:
- Press Windows+R
- In the dialog that appears, type “inetcpl.cpl” and press OK
- Go to the Connections tab and select Connections
- Next, tick the checkbox saying Automatically Detect Settings and click OK to save the settings
Solution 3 – Turn Off the Firewall
This is another effective method to let your Google Chrome get rid of the Err_Connection_Timed_Out error.
You can turn off the firewall of your connection by heading to Control Panel >> System and Security >> Windows Defender Firewall >> Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off. From the available options, select the Turn off option and hit OK.
Next, restart your Internet connection and you are done. If this could be the possible reason for the error that you were witnessing time and again, so you won’t get it often by turning off the firewall.
Solution 4 – Resetting DNS
Sometimes, there might be an issue with the DNS network that might cause connectivity issues. Consider the following steps to alter DNS settings:
- Press Windows+R
- In the dialog that appears, enter “cmd” or “Command Prompt“
- Type “ipconfig / release“and hit Enter
- Further, type “ipconfig / renew” and press the Enter key
- Next, run the “ipconfig / flushdns” command
This method will enable you to release, renew and flush your DNS. The settings would get reset and prompts you to enable new ones so you can use the internet without any further interruptions.
Solution 5 – Reset Profile Settings
An error in connectivity can be resolved by resetting your profile settings. This enables you to start from fresh by clearing your saved data and profile settings. You can reset your profile settings by going through the following steps:
- Launch Google Chrome
- In the address box, copy and paste “chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings?origin=userclick” and press Enter
- And click on Reset
Solution 6 – Unblock IP from the host file
Another way to go about solving your connectivity error is by unblocking the IP from its host file. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Firstly, open your Notepad
- From the File option, click on Open
- Navigate to C Drive >> Windows >> System32 >> Drivers >> etc >> hosts
- If there is an IP address mentioned after “# 127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1 localhost“, delete it and save the file
- Now, try launching Google Chrome and check whether it’s working fine or not.
Solution 7 – Use Google DNS
You can always try connecting to the default Google servers using the Internet. To do so, follow these steps:
- Head over to your Chrome Settings >> Advanced tab >> Under System tab click Open proxy settings >> Connections >> Settings
- Click Properties >> Networking and select IPV4
- Next, click on Properties again
- Select Use the following DNS server addresses option and input the DNS addresses – 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- Click OK to save the settings
Implementing the above-mentioned workarounds will aid you to manually resolve the issue and run Google Chrome freely with no interruptions. In case these methods don’t work for you, and yet the need persists, contact your service provider to get an update on the subscription pack. There could also be an external issue from your service provider’s end that might take time to resolve. Once fixed, you can browse the Internet smoothly.
You can also try using Google Chrome on another device as well, to check if the problem persists solely on one device or is a common thing prevailing on all the available devices.
Moreover, I hope if you have followed the aforementioned methods carefully, you will inevitably end up getting your problem solved. For any assistance, you can comment down below your query, and we’ll get back to you.