Whenever you try to access a page, you receive an error message with the message: Unable to access this site “ERR_Connection_TIMED_OUT”? This error indicates that the site server you tried to access took a long time to respond to the request, however, the problem is usually linked to your connection.
Solutions of ERR_Connection_TIMED_OUT
The first solution is to use Windows’s “Troubleshoot” tool. It will analyze your connection and apply the recommended solutions. To do this, just right-click on the connections icon and choose “Troubleshoot”.
If Windows can detect and correct the problem, a message will appear stating that “Troubleshooting is complete” with a short description of the problem encountered. In this case, the problem was caused by a Wi-Fi repeater.
Alternatively, you can reset network settings. To do this, press the Windows + X keys and click on Command Prompt (Admin) which will be displayed in the Menu at the bottom left corner of the screen.
In the command line window type the following commands, pressing [ENTER] to confirm:
- ipconfig / release
- ipconfig / renew
- ipconfig / flushdns
- ipconfig / registerdns
- nbtstat -rr
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh int ip reset all
If the problem arises on a specific site, it may indicate that there is a lock on your computer. This lock may be being done by a security program, or by using the Windows Hosts file.
Whenever we try to access a website, our Windows searches the Hosts archive for path information to the website (Hostnames relationships, with IPs). To check if there is a lock on hosts, first open Notepad (you can use Windows search), and right-click “Run as administrator”.
Now go to the “File” – “Open” menu and look for the Hosts file in the following directory (search for “All Files”:
C: \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers \ etc
Check if there is any blocking line, usually on the last line.
Save changes by going to the “File” – Save menu.
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