How to Fix “Network Error” in Google Chrome

If you regularly see the network error in Google Chrome, then there is a problem with your computer’s network settings. Network error means that the action that the Google Chrome web browser is trying to perform is interrupted. The network error message can be displayed when you start the Chrome browser or download a file using Google Chrome.

I advise you to use this instruction to adjust the network settings of your computer. Adjusting network settings will solve the problem. If you are going to change the network settings, make a backup of the network settings before changing them.

Network error in Google Chrome

In the Windows search bar, type: cmd.exe, right-click the command prompt result, and click on Run as Administrator.

cmd run as administrator

In the command prompt type: ipconfig /flushdns and press enter on your keyboard to execute the command.

ipconfig flushdns

Next, in the same command prompt type: netsh winsock reset

netsh winsock reset

Now we are going to configure an alternative DNS server in the network settings on your computer.

It is important to back-up your current DNS settings, right-click the Windows start button to begin. In the Windows start menu click on Settings.

windows settings

In the Windows settings click on Network & Internet settings.

network and internet settings

Next, click on Network and Sharing Center settings.

network and sharing center

Click on the Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection settings.

change internet connection

In the Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection settings click on Properties.

ethernet or wifi status

Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on the Properties button.

ipv4 properties

It is important before changing settings, to back-up your IPv4 settings.

Make a screenshot or write down your current IPv4 settings, especially the DNS preferred and alternate DNS server settings.

In the Preferred DNS Server settings type: 8.8.8.8 and in the Alternate DNS server settings: 8.8.4.4

These DNS servers are Google Public DNS servers.

Click OK when you are ready.

ipv4 public dns settings

Next, restart your computer for the changes to take effect. The Network Error in Google Chrome is fixed.

Read more: Reset Google Chrome
More tips for error: Failed – Network error in Google Chrome.

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