How to Fix Google Chrome Connection Errors

Fix Google Chrome Connection Errors like ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE

Can't open a website in Google Chrome?

Do you receive one of the following errors while trying to access a web page?

Or maybe another error?

Then you are on the right page, because this tutorial will show you how to solve Google Chrome connection problems in a few different ways.

But first:

Google Chrome Connection Errors

Common error messages are:

Causes of Google Chrome's Connection Problems

Common causes are:

And now:

How to Solve Google Chrome Connection Errors

If you can't open a website or web page, and get a error message, then try the following methods to fix your problem.

Quick Methods

If you need to open a web page quickly and don't have time to try out some of the methods on this page, then try these quick methods:

Method 1: Clear Google Chrome Browsing History

The first thing you should try is to .

  1. Open .
  2. Press the CTRL + H keyboard keys.
  3. Click on "Clear browsing data".
  4. Select "the beginning of time" at "Obliterate the following items from:".
  5. Select everything.
  6. Click on "Clear browsing data".
  7. Restart Google Chrome.

Method 2: Windows Network Troubleshooter

  1. Close Google Chrome.
  2. Right-click on the network (wifi or ethernet) icon located in the notifications area of the Windows taskbar and choose "Troubleshoot problems".
    • solve connection problems using windows network troubleshooter
    • The troubleshooter will now scan for connection problems.
  3. Click on "I'm having a different problem".
  4. Click on "Use a specific network adapter (for example, Ethernet or wireless)".
  5. Select "All network adapters".
  6. Click on "Next".
  7. When the troubleshooter is finished, click on "Close".
  8. Open Google Chrome.

Method 3: Restart Modem, Router & Computer

Turn off your modem and router, restart your computer, and turn your modem and router on again.

Method 4: Google Chrome Extensions (add-ons)

Sometimes extensions (add-ons) can cause problems, so the best way to test this – is to disable all extensions and test which one is causing problems.

  1. Go to Google Chrome extensions.
    • Two ways to open the extensions page:
      • Enter chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and hit Enter (keyboard).
      • Open the menu, go to "More tools" and click on "Extensions".
  2. Disable all extensions.
  3. Try to open the website.

If that solved your problem, then enable the extensions one by one and test which one causes the problem.

Method 5: Clean Windows Temp Folder manually

  1. Open the Windows Start menu.
  2. Enter %temp% into the search bar and press Enter.
  3. Delete all the files and subfolders inside the "Temp" folder.

You can't delete the Temp files and folders that are currently in use by Windows or programs. But that's okay. You can delete the rest when you restart your PC.

Method 6: Clear the Google Chrome DNS Cache

Clearing Google Chrome's DNS cache can resolve host connection errors. This will erase any existing information regarding DNS names and IP addresses that's stored on your PC.

Quick way

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Enter chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar and press Enter.
  3. Click on the ▼ icon located at the top right.
  4. Click on "Clear cache".
  5. Click on "Flush sockets".
    • Clear Cache & Flush Sockets in Google Chrome
  6. Restart Google Chrome.

Alternative way

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Enter chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar and press Enter.
  3. Click on the "Clear host cache" button.
    • Clear Host Cache in Google Chrome
  4. Click on "DNS" located at the top left and choose "Sockets" from the drop-down menu.
    • DNS Menu Google Chrome
  5. Click on "Close Idle Sockets".
  6. Click on "Flush Socket Pools".
  7. Restart Google Chrome.

Method 7: Scan for Malware

can also cause internet connection problems.

Run a scan with , , , , and a full system scan with your antivirus program.

Method 8: Java Control Panel

  1. Bookmark this page (add to favorites) and close all web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc...).
    • I ask you to bookmark this page, so that you can easily find this page again (in case this method doesn't work and you want to try the other methods on this page).
  2. Open Windows "Control Panel".
  3. Open "Programs".
  4. Open "Java".
  5. Go to "Temporary Internet Files" and click on "Settings".
  6. Click on "Restore Defaults".
  7. Click on "Delete Files".
  8. Select everything and click on "OK".
  9. Click on "OK".
  10. Close the Java Control Panel.

Method 9: Command Prompt

  1. Open "Command Prompt" as administrator.
  2. Run the following command: ipconfig /release
  3. Run the following command: ipconfig /all
  4. Run the following command: ipconfig /flushdns
  5. Run the following command: ipconfig /renew
  6. Run the following command: netsh int ip set dns
  7. Run the following command: netsh winsock reset
    • Run a Command in Windows Command Prompt
  8. Close the Command Prompt.
  9. Restart your PC.

Method 10: Change DNS

Switching your DNS to or might resolve some connection problems.

  1. Open "Network and Sharing Center". To open "Network and Sharing Center", right-click on the network icon located in the notification area of the taskbar and then click on "Open Network and Sharing Center".
    • Open Network and Sharing Center
  2. Click on "Change adapter settings" (top left).
    • Open Adapter Settings
  3. Right click on your network and choose "Properties".
    • Open Network Properties
  4. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click on "Properties".
    • Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties
  5. Select "Use the following DNS server addresses".
  6. Enter the DNS server numbers.
    • If you want to use Google's public DNS, then enter 8.8.8.8 at "Preferred DNS server" and 8.8.4.4 at "Alternate DNS server".
    • Change DNS Server Addresses to Google Public DNS
    • If you want to use OpenDNS, then enter 208.67.222.222 at "Preferred DNS server" and 208.67.220.220 at "Alternate DNS server".
    • Change DNS Server Addresses to OpenDNS
  7. Check "Validate settings upon exit".
  8. Click on "OK".
  9. Click on "Close".
    • Windows will now check for problems and if there are problems try to resolve it.
  10. Now it's time to clear (flush) Google Chrome's DNS cache. To do this, open Google Chrome.
  11. Enter chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar and press Enter.
  12. Click on the ▼ icon located at the top right.
  13. Click on "Clear cache".
  14. Click on "Flush sockets".
    • Clear Cache & Flush Sockets in Google Chrome
  15. Restart Google Chrome.

Method 11: Re-install Google Chrome

Maybe the Google Chrome installation is corrupt. If that's the problem, then it's better to uninstall and re-install Google Chrome.

I hope one of these methods solved your Google Chrome connection problem(s).

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