When a website fails to load due to the server taking too long to respond to your request, Chrome will display This website is not available ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT or This site cannot be accessed ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT .
Applicable solutions depend on whether the error ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT appear only on one or certain websites, while others would load fine or if it affects all other websites.
If the error ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome appears on all websites, the problem is most likely on your end. There can be various reasons that can cause the error when loading a web page. Workarounds and workarounds are listed below. You can scroll through the list until you find one that solves your problem. First of all, make sure your internet connection is working as it should.
If the error appears only on a single website while others would load fine, it may imply that the website you were visiting is down or does not exist. However, you can still try the solutions below to see if it fixes the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome problem.
Fix: ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome website
Check the proxy server and LAN settings
In most cases, the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome error is caused by incorrect LAN and proxy settings on Windows 10. Disabling proxy settings should fix the problem.
We don’t normally use a proxy server unless you need it. If your connection is configured to run on a non-working proxy server, or if the proxy shouldn’t exist in the first place, it may cause the connection timeout error in Chrome for all the websites you visit. Follow the steps below to check if you have any proxy servers configured for your connection.
- Go to the start menu.
- I searched ” Internet Options »And open it.
- Go to the tab Connection .
- Then click the button LAN configuration on the bottom.
- In the LAN settings window, make sure that » auto detect settings ” and ” use a proxy server for your LAN »Is unchecked and disabled.
Check Windows host file
If Chrome shows C: Windows System32 drivers etc On certain websites, check the host file and see if the web address is being assigned or blocked.
In the start menu, look for Pad from notes . Right-click on Notepad, and then select Execute as an administrator . Go to File , later open it . Go to the following directory C: Windows System32 drivers etc and open the file called hosts . Click on File , Then in Save as to save a copy to your desktop as a backup in case you need the above settings later.
Open the same hosts file again. Scroll down and remove any lines without the # hash symbol at the beginning of the line. After editing, save the file and restart your computer. Retry visiting the problem web page again and see if the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome error persists.
Clear Chrome browsing data
Browsing data, such as cookies and caches, are copies of web pages saved on your local drive, so Chrome does not need to redownload items and objects again when you visit the same website.
If the cache is too old and the web page has made some changes since then, you may get the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome error when you visit that particular website.
To clear Chrome’s browsing cache, open Google Chrome . Click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome window. Please select More tools , later Clear browsing data .
Please select All the time (or whatever time frame you are comfortable with). Then select cookies and other site data , e cached images and files . Click on Delete data .
Alternatively, you can also clear all other browsing data such as browsing history, download history, and AutoComplete form data. Restart Chrome and try the website again.
Empty DNS and renew IP
Flushing and renewing DNS and IP can resolve connection issues, including ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome error in Windows 10.
To flush the DNS, go to the start menu. Seeks CMD . Right click on the symbol of the system and select Execute as an administrator . At the command prompt, type the following commands and press the key Intro after each command line.
ipconfig / flushdns ipconfig / registerdns ipconfig / release ipconfig / renovar netsh winsock reset
Once all the commands are executed, restart your PC and check if the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome error is fixed.
Optionally, you can try using a public DNS like Google DNS for faster and more secure browsing. Read: How to change DNS to Google or Cloudflare DNS in Windows 10.
Other solutions worth trying
Try completely rebooting the modem and router by turning them off completely and then turning them back on.
Check if there is any firewall or antivirus software blocking the website showing ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome error when visiting it. Try temporarily disabling your protection to see if you can still visit the problem website.
You may want to call your ISP and speak to them to see if the problem no longer exists. Sometimes the ISP will block certain websites and prevent their users from visiting the blocked websites, causing the ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Chrome error when requested.