While browsing the internet you may see that some websites are opening or saying “The connection has timed out“. This problem usually happens due to the misconfiguration of the IP settings of your network. Follow these fixes and the problem will be solved very easily.
Fix-1 Set DNS to Google’s public DNS-
Setting the DNS setting according to Google‘s public DNS settings will solve this issue.
1. Press Windows Key+R, to launch Run window.
2. In the Run window, type “ncpa.cpl” and hit Enter.
Network Connections window will be opened.
3. In the Network Connections window, in the list of the adapters, right-click on the network adapter you are currently using, and then click on “Properties“.
4. In Properties window, double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)“.
5. Now, choose the option “Use the following DNS server addresses:”
6. Now, input the following DNS servers –
Preferred DNS server: 126.96.36.199 Alternate DNS server: 188.8.131.52
7. Click on “OK“.
8. Coming back to Properties window, click on “OK“.
Close Control Panel window.
Reboot your computer and check if it helps or not.
Fix-2 Reset IPconfig-
Resetting IPconfig on your computer may solve this issue.
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window.
2. Now, type “cmd” and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
3. Now, click on “Yes” to grant access to the User Account Control (UAC).
Command Prompt window will be opened with Administrative rights.
4. Copy-paste this command in Command Prompt window and then hit Enter to execute it on your computer.
netsh int ip config
One done, close Command Prompt window.
Reboot your computer to complete the process.
After rebooting your computer, open the browser window. Try to visit the websites. Your problem will be solved for sure.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.