Error Code “err_connection_timed_out”

It is very annoying  when you face ‘err_connection_timed_out’ error in your browser. In this time it is a common internet error when you browse one or maybe few specific website in your browser while other websites load well without any problem or error. This DNS error happens because your internet IP address blocked by firewall or drivers when you try to access or browse that website. But sometime this DNS error may be arise by several kind of matters and you might have to take one more solutions. That’s why I create a file where have all the solutions. This are given by Google Forum, Microsoft and tech experts.


It’s just a simple error and you can easily fix this ‘err connection timed out’ error by little bit of tweaks that I will show you step by step.


=>> Solution 1: Clear Your Browser History and Cache-

Clear History and Cache From Google Chrome Browser: Go to ‘Customize and control’ (top right corner in the Chrome browser) -> Then click ‘Settings’  -> Now you click the ‘Show Advanced Settings’ button in the bellow -> then you go ‘privacy’ section -> Now you click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’ button -> check all the box in the new popup -> then you click on the ‘Clear browsing data’ button.

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Clear History and Cache From Mozilla Firefox Browser: Go to ‘Customize’ in the Firefox browser -> then click on ‘History’ button -> now click ‘Clear recent history’ button  ->then ‘Details’ -> Check Cookies and Cache from the box -> then click the ‘Clear now’ button.

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=>> Solution 2: Modify Your Windows Hosts File-

Sometime we use Windows hosts file to block access to some of the harmful website or IP addresses. Sometime firewall and hosts file also block other websites or IP addresses, That’s why you need to check your Windows hosts file and see if is any website URLs or IP there and delete them.

You check your hosts file from c:windowssystem32driversetc. But you can not change or delete any data in hosts file from there. To edit the hosts file then you follow the instruction bellow-

First you right click on the Notepad and click the ‘Run as Administrator’ button.

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After opening notepad than click on ‘File’ from the menu bar -> then click ‘Open’ and then give the root link in the ‘File name’ search box like bellow in the picture and obviously enable ‘all the files’ from the drop down in that folder. The root link is given bellow.


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Now you click ‘hosts’ file and then click open button in the notepad and delete all the website address and IP address after the last # sign like the image in the bellow.

Modify Your Windows Hosts File

Then click on the ‘File’ from notepad menu bar and then click Save and close notepad. Now refresh your browser and load the website that were giving the error in the past.

=>> Solution 3: Flush or Renew DNS and IP Address-

Sometime this error create for DNS and IP blocked issues. That’s why we will flush the DNS and also release or renew the IP address which may resolve the error. First you go to the Start menu and then type ‘CMD’ in the search box and hit the enter button from your keyboard. When you hit enter then the command prompt window will pop up  in your monitor

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In that window you copy each of the following lines in the bellow one by one and paste in command prompt window and hit the enter button after each line.

ipconfig /renew

 ipconfig /registerdns

 ipconfig /flushdns

 ipconfig /release

Once you done then restart your PC to take effects and check if the ‘err_connection_timed_out’ error is gone.

=>> Solution 4: Filter Your Firewall and Website-

You check your windows firewall and internet security settings to make sure your internet browser is not blocked from browsing the internet. If you installed any any website filtering software in your computer then you uninstall them.

=>> Solution 5: Change Your LAN Settings-

Sometimes LAN settings blocked website IP address. So you check and adjust the LAN settings. First you go to ‘Start’ menu -> then go to ‘Control Panel’ -> Now click on the ‘Internet Options’.

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After clicked then internet properties window will show then you select the ‘connections’ tab and click on the ‘LAN Settings’ from window.

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When you clicked then open a new windows and you deselect the box says, ‘Automatically Detect Settings’ and also deselect that says ‘Use a Proxy Server for Your LAN’. Then you click the OK button and restart your PC.

=>> Solution 6: Talk to your ISP-

Sometimes your Internet Service Provider (ISP) put your IP address in a safe zone which was causing some website not loading and show this unwanted ‘err connection timed out’ error. So, talk to your Internet Service Provider to make sure you are not in any sort of website filtering zone.

If you face ‘dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ error than get your solution from PC Tech.

I hope this file will help you to get rid of the unwanted error. If you are still facing the problem after trying all the solutions given above then comment bellow.

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