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7 Ways to Fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET in Google Chrome

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Getting ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error on google chrome while trying to visit a webpage? This error ( ERR CONNECTION RESET ) means that the website you’re trying to visit cannot establish a connection with the destination website. At the same time, you may notice some other sites work, but certain sites won’t. This problem err connection reset is a network related problem, Which may cause due to changes being made in the registry or other network settings. Again sometimes Antivirus, Firewall, Third party VPN clients, Proxy, third-party extensions or services cause this ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error on google chrome.




Fix Err_Connection_Reset in Google Chrome

After understand why getting ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error on a specific webpage and the common reason behind this error. Now, let’s move to troubleshooting steps, First of all, You should check one thing. Are your encountering net: err_connection_reset while visiting a specific website? or encountering this problem for all websites? If it is for a single website, Probably the web server has an issue which is beyond your control. That cause you can try that site from another browser. If Other browsers don’t show the error for that website, You can clear chrome cache and cookies. It may fix the problem. Again we recommend disabling all extension which may cause this err connection reset error. But, If you face it for all or most websites, apply solutions below.

Disable Antivirus / Firewall

Sometimes, Firewall or antivirus installed on your computer may cause err connection reset problem in chrome. So, You can disable these programs and see, if after disabling the issue is fixed, then uninstall and reinstall your AV program.

Check Your Proxy Settings

By default, Google Chrome is using the sock/proxy settings of your computer as its own settings. It does not have any built-in sock/proxy settings like in Mozilla Firefox. So if you had used any proxies before and forgot to turn off it in the LAN configuration of your computer, it may be a cause that can cause this err connection reset error.




To resolve this issue, go to Control Panel, and click on the Internet Options. Next, click on the Connections tab and choose the LAN settings option. Here make sure automatically detect settings option is check marked and uncheck other options. Click ok, And again visit the webpage hope this time there is no more Errors.

Disable proxy server on Internet Explorer
Disable proxy server on Internet Explorer

Check for Any Pending Updates

You also should check for any pending windows update or your antivirus or firewall updates. If you find any, Just install them immediately. Though chrome updates itself automatically, You also should check for its update. To do it, Type chrome://help/ in Chrome’s address bar and hit enter. It will automatically check for latest updates. Which may fix err_connection_reset in google chrome.

Perform Netsh Winsock Reset Command

To do this open Admin Command Prompt and type the following and hit enter after each one:

  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /registerdns
  • nbtstat –r
  • netsh int IP reset
  • netsh winsock reset

After that Reboot, the system to apply changes, Now again open google chrome and visit the page which previously causing ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error. Hope this time there is no more errors.

Setup the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)

This is one of the most used methods to resolve this problem. To do this first press windows + R key type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key. You will see all the network connections listed. Copy the name of the active adapter, exactly as it is. Note: The ones highlighted are the network names.

network connections
network connections

Then, open command prompt As an administrator and perform command below.

For an Ethernet Connection Use:

netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Local Area Connection” mtu=1472 store=persistent

For a Wireless Connection Use:




netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Wireless Network Connection” mtu=1472 store=persistent

replace Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection with the name of your network adapter and hit Enter. Now, After doing it, Open google chrome and try to browse websites. You should no longer encounter ERR_CONNECTION_RESET.

Reset Google Chrome

In case, The problem is not being resolved by the above methods and you are only encountering it in chrome browser, I suggest you to reset chrome. It should fix and correct all configuration in chrome and you should not encounter err_connection_reset anymore. To reset:

  • Type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings in address bar and press enter.
  • Now, Click on Reset.
Reset Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome

Repair / Clean Old Junk Registries

Again Sometimes broken registry entries cause this ERR CONNECTION RESET error while open web pages on google chrome. We recommend to use popular and trusted third-party tools like CCleaner to fix broken registry entries. This may help you to get rid of err_connection_reset.

These are some most effective ways to fix ERR CONNECTION RESET error on google chrome. I Hope perform these steps can resolve ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error for you. Share your Experience which solution worked for you. Also Read form our blog Fix dns probe finished nxdomain error on chrome.

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