ERR_CONNECTION_RESET connection reset - How to fix the error in Chrome and other browsers

ERR_CONNECTION_RESET connection reset - How to fix the error in Chrome and other browsers

Almost any Google Chrome user on their computer or phone has encountered the error ERR_CONNECTION_RESET or 'Cannot access the site. The connection has been reestablished. Usually this error goes away quickly on its own, but if it doesn't, you have to find out what is wrong and find a solution to the problem.

This tutorial details the causes of the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error and how to fix this error in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers, whenever possible.

Causes of the "Connection reestablishment" error

When you access any site on the Internet, the browser establishes a connection with the server where that site is located. If all goes well, the content of the site is seen.

However, in some cases the connection cannot be established correctly, in which case it restarts and an ERR_CONNECTION_RESET message appears. The cause may be on your end or on that of the server you have accessed.

How to fix the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error

Before proceeding, keep the following simple points in mind:

  • If "Connection Reset" only reports one site and the others open normally, it may be a temporary problem with the site itself and you will need to wait for it to function properly. To verify this, you can try to access the same site from a different browser or device.
  • When you connect through a router, do not neglect the recommendation to restart it: unplug it, wait a few seconds and plug it back in.
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If these two points do not fit your situation, you should try the following methods to fix the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error.

Disabling the proxy server (and automatic detection of parameters for it)

Before proceeding to disable the proxy server at the system level, consider: in case you have any VPN or proxy implemented through extensions and third-party software on your computer or browser, try disabling them and see if the error persists. If there are none, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Control Panel (in Windows 10, you can use the taskbar search to do this) and go to "Browser Properties" (or Network and Internet - Browser Properties).
  2. In the window that opens, open the "Connections" tab and click the "Network Settings" button.
  3. Uncheck all the boxes, including "Automatic detection of settings" in the next window, and apply the settings. Read more: How to disable proxy server in Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7.

Then check to see if the problem has been resolved.

Winsock restart.

If the previous step doesn't work, try the following:

  1. Run command line as administrator (how to)
  2. Enter the command
    netsh winsock reset

    and then press Enter.

  3. After a successful command message, restart the computer.

Clear browser cache

Sometimes the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error is caused by a mismatch between the cache data saved for that site and the current version of the site. In this case, clearing your browser's cache may work. In Google Chrome this is done as follows (Attention: After clearing the cache, you may have to re-enter the sites you were connected to):

  1. Go to the menu - settings and in "Privacy and security" click on "Clear history". Or just type in the address bar chrome: // settings / clearBrowserData
  2. Specify "All time" in the "Time range" field and click "Clear data".

After clearing the cache, restart your browser and check if the site opens now.

Video instructions on how to fix the "Connection reset" error

Additional solution methods

If none of the suggested options worked - below is a list of additional nuances that can affect the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error appearing in the browser:

Hopefully one of the methods works for you and if so, share in the comments what exactly the problem was.

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