How to fix Chrome “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” error on Windows 10, 8 and 7

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THE Err_Connection_Timed_Out is extremely common, especially in browsers like Google Chrome, which can be quite annoying and makes it difficult or completely deprives us of our browsing.

Normally the Err_Connection_Timed_Out occurs when the request for access to a web page takes more than 25 or 30 seconds and the browser ends the communication attempt.

In some cases the Err_Connection_Timed_Out may appear simply because ours Internet connection has failed, the web page server is saturated or unavailable.



The error can be caused by blocking our IP address on some occasions, for example when the data entered is incorrect or we are in the presence of more temporary blocks.

Although Err_Connection_Timed_Out is harmless and mostly get fixed "Automatically" without our intervention, in some cases it persists and we have to find the source of the problem to solve it.

Is it possible to avoid Err_Connection_Timed_Out?

The answer is yes. The Err_Connection_Timed_Out, while it may not seem possible, can be avoided in different ways, as the role that users play can also have accidents within it.

We can avoid the Err_Connection_Timed_Out by keeping our Google Chrome browser updated, in this way we reduce the problems compatibility, in the same way we can keep our Windows 10, 8 or 7 up to date. 

Regularly deleting cookies, cache and history from the Google Chrome browser will help us avoid Err_Connection_Timed_Out, as many times they can generate connection errors or slowness nel browser.

Solution to "Err_Connection_Timed_Out" error

Before proceeding with the resolution of Err_Connection_Timed_Out we must check the status of ours Internet connection because it is simply generated by a slow connection. In some cases it works to restart the router in our home or office and check if the problem persists.



Resolving the Err_Connection_Timed_Out is something that can be done without the help of a computer technician or engineer, since it is quite simple if you know the steps to follow, which are:

● In the search bar of the computer we will write "CMD" and then press enter, which will bring up a new window in which we will select the " Command Prompt ”And we will press Run as administrator.

● In the new window that will appear on the screen, press "yes" so that a new dialog box appears in which we will enter " NETSH INT IP RESET C: RESETLOG.TXT ”And then press sending .

● After the operating system has received the command, we will write "NETSH WINSOCK RESET" and press enter again, wait a moment and then write "IPCONFIG / FLUSHDNS".

● After you have waited about 30 seconds for the operating system to receive the commands and start processing them, we must type "Exit" and press enter.

● Once you have pressed enter, the dialog will close. At this point we just have to restart the computer and check that the problem is solved.

What to do if “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” persists?

In some Windows 7 operating systems the Err_Connection_Timed_Out may persist and it is quite annoying, however it has a solution which we explain below:


● First we will open our computer menu and search for " Control Panel ", Once opened, we will identify the section" Networks and the Internet ”And we will click.

● Within " Networks and the Internet " we will look for the "Network and Shared Resources Center", where we will click on " change the configuration of the network card ". 


● Next, we need to select our network card, by clicking the left mouse button, we click "View properties" in the options list.

● From the options shown, select “Internet Protocol Version 4”, which will open one new dialog box in which we click again on "properties".

● In the new dialog box that appears we will enter the following DNS server addresses: in the alternate DNS server; 1.0.0.1, likewise in alternate DNS. We press accept and restart the computer again to verify that the problem was Resolved.

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