While surfing through the Internet you may come across a message that will appear on the system screen “ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT”. All along with this, you might also note messages such as “The webpage is really not available”.

The main cause of this particular message is a slow internet connection. It is basically an indication that the server is taking too much time to respond. As a result, all the search fail.

Moreover, if you enter an invalid URL in the address bar, you may confront this message. Apart from that, an outdated web browser, browser’s cache also responsible for this annoying issue. Now, this is where you need effective solutions to resolve this issue. 

5 Ways to Fix ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Error Message

There are various methods to resolve this issue based on the causes. Here, we have come up with the best possible solutions that can prevent this error message.

Fix 1: Clear the Browsing Data

Basically, the web browser saves all the data like browsing history, caches files, application data, etc. Accumulation of this data can lead to an abrupt error later. Therefore, you should clear the browsing data by following the steps mentioned below:

First of all, launch the web browser and select the three dots on the top right corner of the web browser home page. Now, click on the More option and move to the Settings option.

After that, scroll down and select the Show Advance Settings option. Thereafter, click on the Clear Browsing Data option and press the OK button to remove the caches.

Finally, exit from the window and restart the system. Now, try to access the internet and check whether the error message gets resolved or not.

Fix 2: Check the Windows Hosts File

Another effective solution is to check the Windows Host files. Sometimes, the IP address and website URL blocks the host files and thus you are unable to access the web page. Hence, you should check the files to fix the issue.

  • First of all, run the Notepad as an administrator. (Note: If you want to install the Notepad, then it is suggested that opt for the Notepad ++)
  • A new window will appear on the system screen, select the File tab. Select the Open option from the list that will appear.
  • A drop-down menu will appear, select All Types from the list. Now, double-click on the Hosts. 
  • Find out any web site address after the # sign. Select the address and delete them. Press the OK button to save the changes.

Fix 3: Adjust LAN Settings

Most of the time, the computer’s internet setting gets changed due to misconfiguration and thus adjusting the LAN settings can help you fix this internet issue.

To go through this procedure follow the steps mentioned in the section below.

  • At first, press the Start button and move to the Control Panel section. 
  • Now, click the Internet option by tapping on the “View by Large icons” option.
  • Therefore, go to the Connection tab and select the LAN settings option (You should ensure that all the checkboxes should be unchecked). 
  • Finally, click on the OK button to save the changes.

Fix 4: Flush DNS and Renew IP Address

A certain number of people reported that this message is associated with the DNS and IP addresses. Therefore, you need to flush the DNS and renew the IP address in order to resolve the issue. Hence, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • At first, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows and R key together. 
  • Next, type ‘cmd’ in the Run window and hit the Enter key to launch the Command Prompt window.
  • Now, enter the following command in the command box and hit the Enter button to execute the command:

                     ipconfig /registerdns ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew netsh winsock reset.

  • When the process gets completed, check the status of the error message.

Fix 5: Update the Network Adapter Driver

There is always a possibility that the problem can arise due to the outdated network adapter driver. Therefore, you should update the Network Driver in order to get rid of this situation.

  • At first, press the Start button and then type ‘device manager’ in the search bar. Hit the Enter button to open up the Device Manager section.
  • In the Device Manager window, you will find all the drivers. Select the Network Driver and right-click on it.
  • Choose the “Update the Driver” option. It will check whether any latest version is available or not. Download the latest version of the Network driver and install it.

It will take some time to complete the process. When the installation process gets completed, restart your device. This will resolve any kind of internet problem associated with the device.