The “ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT” error in a web browser typically indicates that the browser is unable to establish a connection to the website within the expected time frame. This issue can be frustrating, but there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and potentially resolve it:
- Check Your Internet Connection: Ensure that your device is connected to the internet. Try accessing other websites to see if the issue is specific to one site or a broader internet connectivity problem.
- Restart Your Router and Computer: Sometimes, simply restarting your router and computer can resolve connectivity issues.
- Clear Browser Cache and Cookies: Accumulated cache and cookies can sometimes cause issues with loading websites. Clearing them might solve the problem.
- Try a Different Browser: If the issue persists in one browser, try accessing the website with a different browser to see if the problem is browser-specific.
- Disable Firewall and Antivirus Software Temporarily: Sometimes, firewall or antivirus settings might block your connection to certain websites. Temporarily disabling these might help identify if they are the cause of the issue.
- Flush DNS Cache: Your computer’s DNS cache stores information about previous website visits. Flushing this cache can resolve connectivity issues. Here’s how to do it on Windows:
- Open Command Prompt.
ipconfig /flushdnsand press Enter.
- Change DNS Servers: If flushing the DNS cache doesn’t help, try changing your DNS server to a public DNS service like Google DNS or OpenDNS.
- Check for Network Configuration Issues: Ensure that your network settings are correctly configured. Misconfigured settings can lead to connectivity problems.
- Contact Your ISP: If you’re still experiencing issues, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP). There might be a connectivity issue on their end or a problem with your service.
- Check if the Website is Down: Use tools like “Down For Everyone Or Just Me” to check if the website is actually down for everyone.
Remember, these are general steps and might not work for every situation. If the problem persists, consider seeking professional technical support.