While surfing the web on Google Chrome, have you been interrupted by – ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED?
You must have, considering how internet connections keep faltering regardless of where you’re located. If you are facing this issue frequently, you need to know how to fix ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED problem.
Most of us assume the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED message on Chrome means internet disconnection. However, this system error could be a result of misconfigured network settings. Sometimes, even Cookies and Caches can cause this Google Chrome error.
There are five simple methods to fix the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED problem.
This method will permanently delete all your saved browsing data, so proceed ahead with caution.
- Open Google Chrome and enter the below link in the address bar
- Chrome opens a new pop-up tab when you press Enter
- Pop-up mentions the items you can clear from browser database
- To set a time frame, select “the beginning of time” in the drop-down menu of “Obliterate the following items from”
- Tick the checkboxes for Cookies and Caches
- Click on Clear browsing data button at the bottom-right corner of the pop-up window
2. Scan Your Security/Antivirus Software
From Firewall to any other security program, antivirus software can be responsible for ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED
Try uninstalling certain software, and restarting your computer to see if the Chrome browser is still showing ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED.
You can also reset the software settings to Default and check if it solves the problem.
3. Fix Your LAN Settings
You may need to modify your Local Area Network (LAN) settings to solve this error. To override the automated LAN settings, follow the steps given below:
- Go to Control Panel and click on Internet Options
- Go to the Connections tab on the Internet Options window
- Click on LAN Settings and a new window will pop up
- Of those few options, deselect two – “Automatically detect settings” and “Use a proxy server for your LAN”
- Click on OK to save changes
You LAN settings are fixed and they won’t be causing the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED error any more.
4. Reset Network Settings & Flush DNS
Are you still seeing ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED? May be there are some misconfigurations in Network Settings or DNS.
Try resetting your network settings. You can flush DNS to fix the error.
- Search for Command Prompt on your Windows
- Right-click on the program and select Run as administrator
- Command Prompt window pops up
- Enter the following text in Command Prompt and press Enter
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /all
- ipconfig /flushdns
- ipconfig /renew
- netsh int ip set dns
- netsh winsock reset
- Run the above commands one by one by hitting enter after each one
Now, you’ve flushed your DNS and reset your system’s Network Settings. Juystr restart your computer and check if Chrome is still showing ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED.
5. Check Internet Connection
If you’ve lost internet connection, then you don’t need the above solutions. Before you do any of the above, make sure your internet connection is active.
Check your router, modem and internet service provider are functioning properly.
In several cases, when you see ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED, Chrome is not triggering the error.
Check if the internet router is configured correctly. You need to see how stable the status of your internet connection is.
If possible, try connecting any other device to the internet. Networking systems may take time to authenticate specific devices. Wait for a couple of minutes after restarting your internet connection.
Once you apply all the above solutions, there’s no chance of you seeing ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED on Google Chrome again.