“Err Connection Timed out” error in Google Chrome is quite common and can suddenly dang you while you are busy surfing the internet.

Fix err Connection Timed out

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

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.

open network and sharing center

From here, click on Local Area Connection/Ethernet 4 or whichever is your working internet connection.

ethernet

From the new pop up box, click on Properties. This will open a new popup box.

Properties

From here, double click on Internet Protocol Version TCP/IPv4

tcp ipv 4

Finally, check the “Use the following DNS Server Addresses” and give the following values.

  • Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
  • Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

validate settings

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.”

notepad 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.

locate and open

Once the host file is open, scroll down to the bottom and delete any IP address or website after the last # sign.

delete

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.

chrome settings

Then tap on “Settings”

Scroll down to bottom and click on “Show Advanced Settings”

show advanced settings

Finally click on “Clear Browsing Data”.

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.

final step

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.

command prompt admin

Now type in the following commands one by one and hit enter.

  • Ipconfig/flushdns
  • Ipconfig/registerdns
  • Ipconfig/release
  • Ipconfig/renew
  • Netsh winsock reset.

type command

Restart your computer and hopefully the error will be resolved.

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Final Words

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.

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