ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Error in Chrome [Fixed]

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT error is one of the most common & nagging errors that occurs in Google Chrome. It generally occurs when you are trying to connect or open a website, and the chrome fails to fetch it, then it shows This webpage is not available – ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT.

This error generally occurs because of the internet or your router’s network issue, but there can be other reasons also behind ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT error. Sometimes, the browser we are using can be at fault too.


However, whatever the reason is this error can easily be solved simply by performing some methods which we are going to share with you in this article. So, let us discuss those methods:

Fix #1: Edit The Hosts File (Windows)

It can be done by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Start your computer and open the search menu, in the search bar, then type Notepad and then right-click on it.

Step 2: Then in the notepad menu Click on the Files >> Open and then go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Note: in case you don’t see any files, then you can change the opening file type/ format from Text File to All data.

Step 3: Then, you will be redirected to a new window with a list, open the host’s file from the menu.

Step 4: At last, you will see some of the URLs and IP addresses after the previous # sign, Select those Hashtag Files and then Delete them.

Step 5: Then, finally Click File >> Save and close the file from Notepad.

Step 6: After you have performed all the steps, Reboot your Computer.

Fix #2: Clear The Browsing Data

Sometimes the error can be caused because of the stuff that has been building up in your browser or the application you are using. Thus, you can try clearing up your browser’s data, and it might solve the issue.

Use the following steps to clean your Browser’s Data:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome and then open the browser’s history, you can Press Ctrl + H key combination together.

Step 2: Next, from the browser’s history window, Click on the Clear Browsing History from the left panel.

Step 3: Then, click on the drop-down menu, you can find it next to obliterate and Select “the Beginning of Time” along with the following options:

  • Browsing History
  • Download History
  • Cookies and other sire and plugin data
  • Auto-fill form data
  • Passwords

Step 4: Then Click on the “Clear Browsing Data” and wait for the process to finish.

Step 5: At last Close Your Browser and then Restart your Computer.

Fix #3: Flush or Renew DNS

DNS stands for Domain Name System, and sometimes the error can be caused if your browser is holding onto an old or previous DNS which is not available anymore. Thus, follow the steps given below to fix the flush DNS error:

Step 1: Start your computer and go to the Command prompt, you can press Windows Key + X combination and Select Command Prompt (Admin). 

Step 2: Next, in the command prompt window type the following commands one by one and remember to hit enter after each one:

  • ipconfig/flushdns
  • ipconfig/registerdns
  • ipconfig/release
  • ipconfig/renew
  • netsh winsock reset

Step 3: After performing the steps mentioned above, Restart Your Computer and try to connect to the website that was showing an error. Your chrome will be free from the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT error now.


So, these are the best and proven methods that you can use to Fix Err Connection Timed Out error on Google chrome. Usually, ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT error occurs due to some internet or your router network problem, but sometimes the computer or the browser can be at fault too.

Thus, if sometimes the error still occurs after you have performed the methods mentioned in this article, then you can always re-install your browser to fix ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT issue.