ERR_CONNECTION_RESET: how to fix error 101 in Chrome et Co.
Over the years, the World Wide Web has not only become much more vast , but also much more diverse. Young and old alike now travel across the seemingly endless expanses of the network, which only requires a device, an Internet connection and a web browser.
However, if the Web offer is much better today than in the past, this is notably due to the increasing complexity of the various Internet projects. The technical requirements of web applications are therefore significantly higher than those of the simple static websites that shaped the early days of it.Internet. As a result, the likelihood of errors appearing on server and client pages has also increased. If this happens, messages inform the context of the error in technical terms. But the majority of Internet users generally cannot initiate much with this information. So what exactly does the message "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET " mean? And how to fix this error 101?
What does "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET " mean?
If you want to try to open a website with your browser but the message "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET "appears instead, so the connection probably could not be established correctly . As a result, the connection has been" reset. The error, which brings usually code 101 , is particularly common with the Google Chrome browser, but Firefox, Internet Explorer, and other browsers also display similar error messages such as "Connection has been reset (or" the connection was reset in English), which indicate a connection problem. Unlike HTTP error messages for example, the message "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET " does not directly indicate whether the problem is caused by the client, the server or the network.
From a technical point of view, when you connect to the desired website, your browser receives only a FIN paket (FIN for finish, "finish") instead of the usual response. It is used by the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) , the standard web transport protocol, to announce the end of a connection to the client. Normally, however, the FIN packet is preceded by a previously established connection over a period of time, which is not the case with an "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET " error.
How to fix the error "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET "?
Error 101 in Chrome, Firefox and others can occur when the browser reaches the contacted web server, but of the connection eventually fails . As with many other problems on the web, there are several possible sources of error, and therefore no general solution either to resolve the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error. If you encounter this error, there are several solutions available to you , which you can try one after thes others if a simple refresh of your page (with the [F5] key) does not work.
Solution 1: website, browser and system check
To resolve the problem "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET ", we recommend that you check the functionality of the website before dealing with the browser and system requirements. Just go to any other website: if it doesn't cause error 101, then the problem is just the targeted website. However, to check whether the browser and the system are not solely responsible for the interruption of the connection, we also advise you to try to use another browser . For example, if the web application opens on Firefox and not on Chrome, you have confirmation that it is not'a problem on the server side.
If you have come to the conclusion from your various tests that the error can only be resolved by the website administrator (because that only one page does not work, regardless of the browser selected), it is good to contact the latter. The operator of the site in question may thus become aware of the difficulties encountered in reaching his page or inform you of any processing in progress thereof.
Solution 2: check the proxy settings
One of the most common reasons for the error" ERR_CONNECTION_RESET "is that a proxy server which has been defined in the Internet settings is blocking the establishment of the connection . The solution in this case is simply to inspect the proxy settings and disable access tou proxy if necessary. To do this, first open the Control Panel and select " Internet Options :
If you cannot find the Internet options in your Control Panel, select the icon display (small / large) to see it appear.
Go to the Connections tab and click on the " LAN Settings :
Under the tab"Connections, you can configure VPN connections.
You have now reached the menu where you will find your system proxy settings . If you see an entry in the "Proxy server" section, it will be necessary to deactivate it by unchecking the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN.
If the box to activate and deactivate a proxy server cannot be checked, you must imperatively check whether malware is is not dragged into your system, or contact your system administrator.
Save the changes by clicking on" OK and try again to access the desired website.
Some browsers like Firefox and some extensions for Chrome and other browsers use their own proxy settings , which are active regardless of the proxy configuration in the system settings. In this case, to correct the error "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET ", you must disable the use of the proxy directly in the browser or delete the corresponding extensions .
Solution 3: clear the browser cache
The cacheof the browser stores not only passwords, cookies and download history, but also data from visited websites . If you have visited the page in question in the past, it is possible that the cache contains information which does not correspond to the current version of the site, which thus blocks the establishment of the connection. Since it is possible to clear the browser cache in a few steps, you can easily check if this is indeed the problem. To do this, open the Settings menu in Chrome using the three-dot icon at the top right of your screen, then select "More tools and finally Delete navigation data :
You canalso access the Chrome Settings menu by typing chrome: // settings / in the address bar of the Google browser.
Chrome then automatically presents the different categories of cached information . To correct the error "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET ", you must check all the categories presented. Also make sure that the option "All periods is chosen in the" Period. finally click on " Clear data to delete the entire cache.
The recording of and file in browser cache allows W sites to load fastereb frequently viewed. If you clear the cache, these pages will take longer to start.
Solution 4: delete entries from the Winsock catalog
Windows users can attempt to resolve the "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET " issue by removing entries from the Winsock catalog. In Windows operating systems, the system interface and application allow programs to establish connections over TCP / IP. In addition, Winsock also creates entries for connections already established in the program’s own catalog, which can make accessing the targeted website difficult. However, this archive can be easily deleted from the command line if you have administrator rights. To do this, open the Start menu via the Windows icon, select " All programs then " Accessories . Right-click on the prompt and use the "Run as administrator:
Without administrator rights, it is not possible to reset the catalog Winsock
If you launched the command prompt as an administrator, you can enter the following command to reset the Winsock catalog:
netsh winsock reset
If it works, you will receive a notification that Winsock has been reset. For the reset to take effect, you just have to restart the system .
Solution 5: restart the router
Connection errors such as error 101 can often be corrected by restarting the network device that connects you to the Internet. Most routers have a dedicated button for this purpose, which you simply press. not the case, you can always temporarily interrupt the power supply to the device by unplugging the power cord . Wait at least half a minute to unlock all the remaining charges and empty the router memory. Then reconnect thepower cable to your network device and try to launch the website you want to access.
Solution 6: temporarily disable firewall and antivirus programs
So that your system is well protected against unauthorized access and malware, real-time checks and filtering rules are put in place. However, it can also block web applications or their IP addresses , which are not harmful to your computer, however. It can also cause the error "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET ". If you are absolutely sure that the site you are visiting is trustworthy, you may want to consider temporarily disabling your security software . If the page can then be opened, you have found the source of the problem. The solutions possThey are either re-installing the affected software or using a different firewall or antivirus application. Otherwise (with the necessary know-how), you can check whether the site's IP address is on the blacklist of your software and delete the corresponding entry .
Solution 7: contact the Internet service provider
You may be using a firewall to protect your computer from the imminent dangers of the Internet, but your ISP also uses its own firewall systems that automatically block IP addresses for all its customers or only those in certain countries. If you have not been able to access your page with one of the solutions developed in this article, you can contact your Internet service provider . You will know if the latter blocks the site byquestion. If so, you can ask them to authorize access; however, the Internet service provider has the right to refuse your request.