How To Fix Err_Connection_Timed_Out Error Easily and Rapidly

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By Tapas Pal Updated

Internet errors, no matter which kind it is, always make us go crazy. And it is not our fault, as the internet has almost become one of our basic needs now. It is like, eat, surf internet, sleep and repeat.

Therefore, to keep the equilibrium of our everyday life intact, we must make sure that the internet is running right. Now, there is hardly anybody, who uses the internet but has not faced the Err_Connection_Timed_Out error.

This error, in reality, is very easy to resolve. All you have to do is just follow some tricks, and you’ll be good to go.

What Does Err_Connection_Timed_Out mean?

Err_Connection_Timed_Out means that, the data request you have made from your device is taking too long to resolve as the server is taking too long to respond. This error does not mean that you can’t surf the internet at all. But what might happen is that you are not able to visit a particular website repeatedly. Every time you are logging on that website, you are getting the Err_Connection_Timed_Out notification.

Once you come across the Err_Connection_Timed_Out error, you need to be sure about the   following facts:

  1. Make sure that your Wi-Fi is authenticated properly
  2. It may so happen that you are not connected to a proper active Wi-Fi, and that’s why you are facing the Err_Connection_Timed_Out error. So make sure your system is connected to a nearly available and active Wi-Fi.
  3. You can as well try to restart your computer. As most of the times, just restarting your system resolves the whole error.

If restarting does not help, then you’ll have to go through the following steps and trust me these are really easy steps. Just follow them and solve this mere error yourself.

Methods To Repair Err_Connection_Timed_Out error

 By Clearing Browsing Data

This method is the easiest and also applicable to almost all kinds of internet errors. Once in a while, you just have to clear the browsing history, cookies, cache, etc., and this would gift you a smooth run for your PC and Internet, both.

Let’s see how you can do this:

  • Go to the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser, and click on “Customise and control Google Chrome” (Where there are three dots).                                            Google Chrome
  • Next, click on “Settings” and scroll down to “Advanced Settings.”                                         Browsing Data
  • Find “Clear Browsing data” from the list and click on that.                                                     Browsing Data

Now that you have successfully deleted your browsing data, the problem might have solved already . If not, then go to the next method.

By Editing Windows Hosts File

This method might be a bit tricky to handle for beginners, but I’ll help out.

So, let’s see what this method is all about.

  • First, go to “Start” option and click on “Notepad”
  • Now right click on “Notepad,” and once you get a menu bar opened, find “Run as Administrator” from the list and click on that.                                                                           hosts file
  • Once Notepad is opened, go to “File” and click on “Open.”
  • Next follow these steps: Local Disc (C:)->Windows->System32->Drivers->etc. One thing to be noted here, don’t forget to select “All Files” from the Drop down Otherwise, you won’t be able to see the “Hosts” file.                                                                 hosts file
  • Now click on “Hosts ” and you’ll see a Notepad file being opened.
  • Here you’ll see a list of IP addresses and websites. Scroll down to the portion where there is no hash-tag (“#”) sign.                                                                                                       hosts file
  • Delete those websites or IP addresses after the last “#” sign, and then go to File->Save->Close Notepad.

Now you have effectively modified the “Hosts” file, and hopefully, your problem will be solved.

By Adjusting LAN Settings

Another method is to check if the LAN settings are okay. For that,

  • Go to “Control Panel” and find “Internet Options” from there.                                             internet options
  • A pop-up menu bar will be opened, named, “Internet Properties.”
  • There you’ll have to click on “Connections” and “LAN Settings” respectively.                   LAN
  • Now a new menu bar will be opened, named “LAN Settings.” Make sure here, that the two boxes, namely “Automatically Detect Settings” and “Use a proxy server for your LAN” are not checked.                                                                                                         LAN settings
  • Now click on “OK” and restart your computer.
By Deleting Your Default Folder

This is a simple method with very few steps. But if you don’t want to delete your default folder, then make sure that you’ve renamed it and copied it somewhere else. Now read the following steps:

  • First press the Windows key and “R” simultaneously, e Windows Key + R.
  • Once the dialogue box is opened, copy and paste the following there,

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\                      default folder                                                                    

  • Now you’ll have find out your default folder from a list of folders, and then delete it permanently by pressing Shift + Delete.
  • Now restart your PC, and hopefully, the problem will be solved.
 By Flush DNS Method 

Flush DNS method fundamentally focuses on, clearing or resetting or erasing a DNS cache to fix different types of errors.

Follow the below mentioned steps to work this method out:

  • Go to “Start” and search for “cmd” there.
  • Click on “cmd” and Command Prompt window will be opened.
  • Now type the following commands one by one and press “Enter” after each line:

ipconfig /flushdns -> ENTER

ipconfig /registerdns-> ENTER

ipconfig /release-> ENTER

ipconfig /renew-> ENTER

netsh winsock reset -> ENTER                                                                                                                    cmd

This method might be a bit time consuming, but once implemented, it shows good results.

By Controlling DNS Settings

This is one of the most effective methods for solving the error named Err_Connection_Timed_Out error. Let’s check the steps:

  • Go to the Network icon at the lower right corner in the Task-bar. Right click on it and then click on “Open Network Sharing Centre.”                                                                           network
  • Next, you’ll have to click on your Local area connection.
  • Now click on “Properties”, then select on “IPv4” and click on “Properties” again.
  • Now click on the box beside the option “Use the following DNS server addresses” and put the following values in there:

Preferred DNS Server:

Alternative DNS Server:

Finally, select the box named “Validate settings upon exit” and click on “Ok.”

DNS settings

To make sure that your problem is solved, restart your PC as well as internet connection.

By Managing Windows Firewall Settings

Sometimes windows firewall blocks some pages itself. That might be the reason that you are facing the Err_Connection_Timed_Out error. To check which pages are blocked, you need to go to the windows firewall settings. Let’s see how:

  • Go to “Control Panel” from “Start” menu, and click on “Windows Firewall”.
  • Here you can easily check which web-pages are blocked for protection purpose.

Also if you have any website filtering software, you can just uninstall them and try connecting again.

Lastly, you might ask your cable provider about the Err_Connection_Timed_Out error; you are facing. As sometimes they use some filtering apps as well to keep their customers in safe browsing zone.

So Guys, let me know how you liked this article and whether it served your purpose or not. And stay tuned as more Internet error related solutions are coming up.