Easy to Fix Err Connection Timed Out Chrome Error

April Cai, in Technical Tips Tags: chromenetwork



ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT is a known error in Google Chrome. It means the server is taking too much time to replying. As a result, it fails to load well.

Once you encounter such error, don’t worry, follow steps below to fix it. 

First of all, make sure these two things:
1. The server you want to open is exist
2. Your network connection is working properly

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



Method 1. Clear 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. Therefore, we will delete the browsing data from Chrome browser.

1) Go to Settings  by click More    at top right of Chrome.



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. 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.
And 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 3. 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 Panel.
Then 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 4. 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) Open Run dialog box by pressing Win + R(Windows logo key and R key) at the same time.
Then Type cmd into the box and click OK.



2) Now Command Prompt window is open.



In command prompt window, do the 5 steps below.
Firstly, type ipconfig /flushdns then hit Enter.
Secondly, type ipconfig /registerdns then hit Enter.
Thirdly, type ipconfig /release then hit Enter.
Fourthly, type ipconfig /renew then hit Enter.
Lastly, type netsh winsock reset then hit Enter.

When it done, close command prompt window.

Note: Restart your PC to make changes take effect.


Method 5. Update network adapters driver


The outdated network adapters driver may also cause some problems including ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT. Therefore, it’s essential to update your Network adapters driver.

Here is a very useful driver tool recommended for you– Driver Easy.It can automatically scan your computer, tell you which drivers are missing or outdated, and update them in several minutes.

It has two versions. Free version can detect drivers problems and download latest ones, what you need to do is install the drivers one by one. With professional version, it just needs mouse-clicking 2 times, which can save much more time.It’s such easy to use that even newbie would not have any trouble.

First click: click Scan Now. It will fast detect all drivers problems of your computer.



Second click: click Update All. It will download and install ALL new drivers including your network adapters  driver automatically.



Such a useful tool it is! Moreover, it offers 30-day money back & free expert tech support guarantee. Come on and have a try now!

Till now, hope your ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT problem is fixed.

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  • Courtney

    Method 4 worked for me as well. Thanks!

  • Ria Nuyens

    I succeeded in accomplishing method 4…