[SOLVED] ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome Error

By April Cai  Technical Tips  Chromenetwork   5 Comments

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT is a common and nagging error in Google Chrome. It means the server is taking too much time to replying. As a result, you fails to search on Chrome. That could be super frustrating.
But don’t worry. You’ll be relieved to know it’s possible to fix. Work your way down the list until you find the one that works.

Try these fixes:

Before we go, please make sure the server you want to open is exist.

  1. Clear your Chrome browsing data
  2. Update your Network adapter driver
  3. Check Windows Hosts File
  4. Adjust LAN settings
  5. Flush DNS and renew IP address

Method 1: Clear your Chrome browsing data

Time by time, your Chrome may save all browsing data such as cookies, app data, cache files, etc. which may cause Err_Connection_Timed_Out error. So follow to delete the browsing data from Chrome browser.

  1. On the top right of Chrome, click the More options icon, then select Settings.
  2. Scroll down, then click Show advanced settings…

  3. Click Clear browsing data… under Privacy.

  4. Choose the beginning of time as time period from the drop down menu, tick on all items, then click Clear browsing data.


Method 2: Update network adapter driver

This problem may occur if you are using the wrong network adapter driver or it’s out of date. So you should update your network adapter driver to see if it fixes your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with  Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.

  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.


  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the  Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
    Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

Method 3: Check Windows Hosts File

Note: If there isn’t just one website occuring Err_Connection_Timed_Out error, skip this step.

If there is any IP address and website URL added to block in hosts file, it  might cause some other websites to get blocked as well. Therefore, we should check Windows Hosts File.

  1. Run Notepad as administrator. If you’ve installed Notepad++ on your computer, we recommend that you use Notepad++ instead.  When prompted by UAC, just click YES to go on. 


  2. Click File on top left of Notepad window. Then Click Open.


  3. Select All Types from drop down menu at bottom right. Then double click on hosts.


  4. Check if there is any website address or IP address after the last # sign. If yes, delete all of them and save the change.

Method 4: Adjust LAN settings

Sometimes our computer’s internet setting changed by virus, therefore we should adjust it back to solve ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT.

  1. Open Control PanelThen click Internet Options with choosing View by Large icons.


  2. Click LAN settings under Connections pane.


  3. Make sure all the items are unticked, then click OK.

Method 5: Flush DNS and renew IP address

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT can be also related with DNS and IP,  so we should flush DNS and renew IP address.

    1. On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key and press R to invoke a Run box.

    2. Type cmd into the box and click OK.


    3. On the pop-up Command Prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter after each one. 
      ipconfig /registerdns

      ipconfig /release

      ipconfig /renew

      netsh winsock reset

      When it’s done, close the command prompt window.

    4. Restart your PC to make changes take effect.


    Hopefully this article helps you fix the problem. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

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