Are you seeing the message The site can’t be reached: ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT while using chrome?

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT is one such an issue which causes users a hell lot of annoyance and I know it is causing you much problems as well.


But those problems won’t last long.

Here in this blog, you will get the idea about the all the relevant fixes regarding this error I mentioned above.

Just stay tuned and go through each of those fixes very carefully.


ERR_CONNECTION_TIME_OUT is a very regular error that most chrome users face whenever the server is too slow to respond or there is defective communication in between the browser and the server.

You might question:

What happens when this particular error occurs?

Usually there can be two different messages whenever you will face this error.

Either it will be the web page is not available or The site can’t be reached.

By now, you did understand about which error I am talking about.

This error is familiar to most users and to know the reasons behind this error follow the next part.


Since it’s an issue mainly related to browsers and internet related stuffs, all the reasons behind this error also revolves around those stuffs.

There are a few specific reasons that I found common among most users. They are –

•Faulty LAN settings
•Issues with DNS
•Blocking websites in an improper way
•Limited access to internet
•Problems in connection between server and browser.

That said:

The problem can be due to any one of the above reasons, but you need not to worry as I got easiest of the fixes for you in the next part.



Well, as I told you earlier, I have got the easiest of the fixes for you that you can implement in no time.

I will not waste much of your time in discussing more things about the error, let us just jump into the solutions.

Step-1: Reconfigure LAN settings

Sometimes you can face the problem ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT due to a modified version of the LAN settings,.

To fix this thing, reconfigure the LAN settings and for doing so follow the method I have discussed below:

  1. Go to search and type Internet options, then click it.
  2. Now click on Connections tab, after that click on LAN settings
  3. After you have clicked on the LAN settings, you will navigate to a tab where you will have to uncheck every option.
  4. Now apply the settings by clicking on OK

If it doesn’t resolve the issue, then move on to the next solution

Step-2: Uninstall your Antivirus

If you are using any third party software in your PC, then it is always an issue and also for errors to occur very often.

You might question:

To answer this I would say that, your antivirus may block some specific websites, maybe your favorite one which is quite a frustrating experience.

You can uninstall your third party antivirus and temporarily disable your Windows firewall for fixing the issue.

For uninstalling the third-party antivirus-

  1. In the search type Control panel and then navigate to it
  2. Now in the program option, search your antivirus and right click on it.
  3. Then uninstall it.

For disabling the firewall-

  1. Type control panel in the search bar and navigate to it.
  2. Now click on System and Security, and then again click on Windows Defender Firewall
  3. Now at left side of your screen, you will see an option Turn Windows Defender firewall on or off, juts click on it.
  4. There you will see, Turn off Windows Firewall (Not recommended); click on it.
  5. Then click OK to apply the settings.

Step-3: Flush DNS and reset the TCP/IP

The problem ERR_CONNECTIOM_TIMED_OUT might be related with issues with DNS and your IP.

You may ask:

What do my IP has to do with this error?

Well, there might be a possibility that you might be using the DNS address of your local ISP or using any outdated IP.

In this case, I have got a very easy fix for you which is discussed below:

  1. Hold the Windows and X keys simultaneously.
  2. Now select the option Windows Powershell (Admin)
  3. Then type netsch winsock reset and hit enter, then again type ipconfig /flushdns and obviously hit enter button.
  4. After the process ends, restart your system.

Step-4: Run a host file checkup

Like I said earlier, third party applications may also cause problems to your system.

The thing that can happen in this case is, those apps may cause to block some specific IP’s and URL’s.

So, what you can do?

Just do a checkup of the Windows host file and for this you need to follow the specific steps discussed below-

  1. Go to search bar and type Notepad.
  2. Right click on it and choose the option Run as Administrator.
  3. Now when you are into the Notepad, press the buttons ctrl and O simultaneously.
  4. After that, in the file name option type C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and as file type choose All files.
  5. Then double click on hosts and ultimately click on Open.
  6. After, # sign remove every single thing.
  7. Now, again click on file then save what you changed and restart the system.

Step-5: Remove your Browsing Data

If none of the above methods works you can one resort of removing or clearing all your browsing data.

Here’ how you can do it:

  1. Click on the chrome icon your desktop to open it.
  2. Hold Ctrl +H, you will navigate to history.
  3. Now select Clear browsing data and then in the advanced option tick all of the options, and set time as all time
  4. Re-open the browser now and see if the problems persists or not.


Answer: It is an error relevant to chrome browser, occurs manly due to issues in between server and browser or due to restrained internet availability.

Question: How to fix ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT?
Answer: To fix ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT you can, try to update your LAN settings, reset your IP or disable the firewall on your system etc. as I have discussed in the blog.

Question: Can I fix ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT in chrome?
Answer: Yes you can. In this case you can try out different methods on the first place but, by removing all the browsing data can help to fix this error easily, especially in chrome.

Final Thoughts

Browser related errors are very much annoying, especially if you are unable to access your favorite website.

Here, in this blog I have compiled the easiest of the fixes for you for the issue ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT.

If you face any confusion then feel free to let me know in the comments.

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