Fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET Error in Google Chrome

Google Chrome can show different types of errors when there is an issue with the server, website, or browser. Previously we have discussed issues like sound not working in Chrome and server IP address could not be found. In this article, we will tell you about how to Fix the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET Error in Google Chrome.

Google Chrome usually loads web pages very fast. But mostly due to any network issue it shows an error ERR_CONNECTION_RESET. This error means the connection could not be established in a correct way. It leads to the connection reset.

Most of the time, if you refresh the webpage or restart the browser the issue will get fixed and you will be able to open the webpage. If it does not work then just follow the below listed methods.

1. Check Internet Connection

The internet connection issue can be the main reason for err_connection_reset. So at first you should check your internet connection. If you are using a wired internet connection then you need to check whether the wire is connected properly or not. If your computer is connected to awireless internet connection then there can be serveral resaon for this error.

2. Check VPN Connection

If your connection is fluctating due to change in network or IP settings then the error err_connection_reset can show in the browser. VPN can be a reason for this issue. If your are connected to a VPN then you need to make sure that the connection is stable and not blocking the internet.

Many of the VPN service has a feature called Network Lock or Internet Kill Switch. Enabling nable this feature results in your internet gets blocked if the VPN connection get disconnedted.

3. Check Firewall Settings

You should also check the firewall settings on your PC or Mac. Just follow the below listed steps to disable the firewall on Windows 10.

  • Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Firewall
  • Click on the “Turn Windows Firewall on or off”
  • Click on Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) for each type of network.

To disbale firewall on Mac, you need to follow the belows steps.

  • Locate the Apple icon in top-left corner and click on it.
  • Open the “System Preferences” option.
  • Click on “Security & Privacy” option.
  • Under “Firewall” tab., Click on the “Turn Off Firewall”

After you sucessfully disable the firewall, check whether the web page is loding in Chrome or not.

4. Disable Antivirus or Real-time Protection Temporarily

If you are still getting the “Fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET” error then you need to check the settings of your antivirus software. Most of the time antivirus installed on your computer can also be the cuase of this error. You need to make sure that Google Chrome is added in the allowed list of programs for accessing network.

If you are not using an Antivirus oftware then you need to disable the Windows Defender’s real-time protection.

To disable the real-time protection in Windows 10, follow the below steps.

  • Click on Start menu and goto Settings.
  • Go to Windows Defender and disable its proetction.

5. Increase MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)

To increase the MTU, below steps can be followed.

  • Go to Start menu and click on command prompt as admin.
  • Enter the command netsh interface ipv4 show subinterface and enter.
  • Now you will see active network connection of your system.
  • To chnage the MTU, enter the command netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Name of active network” mtu=1450 store=persistent and press enter.

Note: In place of “Name of active network” you need to enter the an actual active network nameon  your system.

6. Change the Proxy Server by LAN Settings

Under LAN Settings, you can enable automatic detection of network and use configuration script or set proxy server. Go to Chrome’s Settings and click on “Advanced” by scrolling down. After ir, scroll down and under System, click on “Open proxy settings” A dialog box of “Internet Properties” will get opened and click on “LAN Settings”.

Lastly, check the box Automatically detect settings and uncheck the box “use a proxy server for your LAN”.

7. Reset the TCP/IP

If during the connection to a web page, IP address changes then it may result in err_connection_reset error. Another solution for this error is to reset the TCP/IP of your computer.

To reset TCP/IP, first you need to run the Command Prompt as the administrator. Just do a search by entering “cmd” and run Command Prompt as administrator.

Aftert it enter the following commands.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

After it, restart the computer and check if the webpage is loading in Chrome or not.

8. Clear Browsing History

Open the Google Chrome browser and copy  “chrome://settings/clearBrowserData”, paste it in Chrome’s URL bar and hit Enter. Select “All time” and click on “Clear data”.  It will delete all the browsing data of Chrome.

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