Most of the Google Chrome users faced an issue ‘Err_Socket_Not_Connected’ amid browsing. In this issue, the user will fail to access the website and the error message will say ‘the webpage is temporarily down or permanently moved to new web address’. Mostly the users will face the error message as stated:
Error 15 (net::ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED): The server’s DNS address could not be resolved.
However, if you have encountered the same issue and looking for a comprehensive solution, then you have reached the right place, as here you will get the utmost solution to fix the issue. But, before moving towards the solution part, let’s know the reasons behind the issue.
Why the ‘err_socket_not_connected’ error 105 occurs?
Chrome Socket Pools: Chrome has multiple tools that enable the users to get the true feeling of browsing and one such is the socket pool, if it is damaged or corrupted, then it won’t allow you to land on the webpage. So, to resolve the issue you need to wipe out the socket pools.
Domain Name Server: DNS enables you to get connected to the Internet and if the Domain Name Server could not open the socket for address, it means you need to go for the Google DNS to fix the issue.
Java Installation: Some users reported that they encountered this error after installing Java on their computer.
Browser Issues: Sometimes there might be chances that your browser can be responsible for this error.
How to fix Err_Socket_Not_Connected (error 105) Issue?
ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED (Error 105) is a common error for Google Chrome users. Basically this is a DNS resolution error. To fix this issue you need to follow these steps:
Clear Cached Data and Cookies
- Open Google Chrome on your computer. Scroll down to More Tools and click on the Settings and then from the drop-down menu choose Clear Browsing Data.
- You will be redirected to a new window and go to the Advanced Tab.
- Here you need to select a time range above. To delete everything, select All Time, check the boxes for Cookies and other page data and Cached images and files.
- Finally, click on Clear Data and check for the error.
Hopefully, the cached data must have been cleared. However, we have a detailed step by step guide to clear cached data.
Wipe out the Socket Pools
As stated earlier, the corrupted socket pool is the major reason behind an issue ‘Err_Socket_Not_Connected’ Error 15. So, you need to flush the socket pools of Chrome and the process for the same is listed below which will help you to accomplish the task.
- Launch Google Chrome and copy and paste the link chrome://net-internals/ to access the socket pool.
- The above step will direct you to a new page and at the left end, you will find a few options, click on ‘Sockets’.
- Thereafter, you will get two options, click on ‘Flush socket pools’.
- After completing the task, restart your browser and then launch the website to check the issue.
Check Java Installs
As we have already discussed that this may be also a reason behind this error. To fix this issue you need to check the Java installs and install the latest version if not installed.
- Navigate to the application manager on your Windows 10 computer by pressing Windows+R key to open Run box.
- And then type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
- Check in the list if you have installed the setup.
- If not found there, then reinstall the Java application by downloading it from the Java official website.
Once you have installed the latest version of Java follow these steps to go to the correct location:
- Press Windows+R to open the Run box and type Control Panel and press Enter.
- Select Large icons from the top-right of the screen and select the option Java 32-bit if you can see there.
- If you found the option then further go to the Java tab and click View. After that click on the Add and go to the directory where all your Java installations are available (including 64 bits).
- Save changes and exit. Restart your computer and check for the error.
Access to Google DNS
If the DNS server could not open the socket for address, then you must go with the Google DNS and for that, you need to change the DNS settings. The process is listed below and you just need to follow it.
- Move to the System tray section which is located at the bottom of the Window and select internet icon.
- Now, click on ‘Wi-Fi’ or ‘Ethernet’ from which you are connected and further click on ‘Network and Internet Settings’.
- Thereafter, a new window will open which will show the network status, move to the section ‘change network settings’ and then click on ‘Change adapter options’.
- The above step will direct you to the ‘Network Connections’ page and here you need to select your connection and then right-click on it to choose ‘Properties’.
- After that, a new pop-up window will open and you need to select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)’ from the featured items and click on the ‘Properties’ button which is located at the bottom of the page.
- Again a pop-up window will open and here you need to click on ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’.
- In the ‘Preferred DNS server, type 188.8.131.52 and then move to the ‘Alternate DNS server’ section and here you need to type ‘184.108.40.206’.
- After entering the values, don’t forget to click on the ‘OK’ button.
- Now restart your browser to apply the changes.
Reset Google Chrome
No doubt Google Chrome is one of the best browsers in the market, but sometimes it also undergoes an internal issue such as conflict with the installed files and due to the same, Chrome failed to respond properly. So to resolve the issue ‘Err_Socket_Not_Connected’ Error 15, you need to reset Chrome and for your convenience, the detailed procedure is listed below.
- Launch Google Chrome. Click on the ‘More’ icon located at the top of the page and the same is symbolized with three vertical dots and select ‘Settings’ from the drop-down menu.
- Thereafter, a new page will open and you need to scroll down the page and then click on the ‘Advanced’ button.
- In the advanced section, you will get various options and you will have to select the ‘Reset and Clean up’ section. And then click on ‘Restore settings to their original defaults’.
- Soon, a confirmation box will appear on your screen and you need to click on ‘Reset settings’.
- After the completion of the process, restart Chrome and then check for the issue.
You need to check your proxy settings. Else you can contact your network provider to check whether the proxy server is working or not. For this, you can use a proxy server and to do so follow these steps:
- Launch Google Chrome and go to the menu and click on the Settings tab.
- Now, click on the option of Advanced settings.
- Click the option to modify your proxy settings.
- Go to the LAN Settings menu and disable the option Use a proxy server for your local network.
- Once you have deleted it close the tab.
So, these are effective solutions to fix ‘Err_Socket_Not_Connected’ error. Let’s know in the comment section which method worked for you? Wanna some more DeviceTricks? Stay tuned to this space to get the latest updates on errors related to Windows, macOS and Android.
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