ERR_CONNECTION_RESET Error [Fixed] Step By Step Guide


If you want to access a website on your computer or laptop, you need to establish a connection between your client device and your extender, router, or modem. When you open an internet browser, it sends a request instantly and start receiving and sending information as soon as it gets a response. That particular information becomes a web page similar to the one you are seeing now. However, in 99.99 percent cause, the connection isn’t established successfully and you will bump in to ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error.


There can be a plethora of reasons causing the problem in discussion. But, you don’t have to worry! You are on the right page. Here, we are going to make you aware with some of the potential reasons behind the error along with the fixes so that you can easily troubleshoot it within a matter of minutes. Let’s start over!

The ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error coder is linked with Google Chrome. But, if you run Mozilla Firefox – you may encounter with “The connection was reset” (without quotes) error code. Now, the question arises – why the error message appear. Well, the connection reset error appears when you open a web site and the web browser didn’t get success establishing a connection.

Wipe out that sweat from your forehead! We are at your back. Luckily, there are some fixes following which you can troubleshoot the issue from the comfort of your home.


Apply the fixes outlined underneath in order to do away with the issue in no time:

Check Your Internet Connection

The ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error may appear if your internet connection isn’t working fine. So, the very first hack that you have to apply is to check your internet and verify if it is working fine or not. On the off chance, you find ups and down in your internet connection – we suggest you call your ISP right. Ask him to troubleshoot the internet-related issue for you as soon as possible so that you can get rid of ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error.

Verify Your VPN

For some personal reason, privacy, or for work purpose, do you use a VPN? If yes, then kindly note this down – the connection to VPN may drop. In such a case, you are unable to built a connection with some (not all) websites until and unless it is resorted.

To get the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error problem fixed, you need to turn off or disable VPN. The reason is, the VPN you use may try to reconnect again and again that may block some websites to load or reconnect to a network.

Update Your Web Browser and Clear Cache

Your preferred web browser stores data from number of websites in use by you. So, when you close the web browser and reload it, it doesn’t open from scratch. Such cache files can lead to ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error. Don’t worry! You can solve the issue on your own by updating your web browser (if needed) and clearing the browser’s cache.

If your preferred web browser is Google Chrome, navigate to Settings select Privacy and security, and click clear browsing history. Soon, you will see an option named as “Cached images and files” (without quotes). You have to tick on the option to clear junk from your browser.

Disable Proxy

Are you still baffling with the same error? Yes? Perhaps you are routing your connection via proxy server. Note this down – when the proxy server is enabled and when you load any website on a web browser – you will get ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error.

So, to establish a successful connection to a website, straightway disable the proxy by opening the Start menu on Windows computer or laptop, go to connections tab and select LAN settings. A new window will appear. You will see an option “Use a proxy server for your LAN” (without quotes). Uncheck the box to disable the proxy server – and click OK to make changes effective.

By following the hacks outlined above – you will surly fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error.

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