Internet Connection Timeout Issue

Get to know more about the cause of "connection timed out error" in Internet Explorer.


The "connection timed out error" message appears on the web browser while the user tries to load a web page and is not able to connect to that page. The issue results in the appearance of the error messages in the browser window. The time out limit provided by Internet Explorer web browser also becomes a cause for the issue. The error message is usually accompanied with the 'try again' option. The issue can be solved by reloading the web page. The issue with Internet Service Providers like server down problems can also result in connection timeout issues.


Discussed below are some ways to resolve "connection timed out error" in Internet Explorer:




  • Reload the web page

  • Check whether the issue is due to server

  • Check Time Out limit of browser



Reload the web page



Most users stop loading the web pages after the error message is received. But the issue may be resolved after reloading the web page. The user should click on the 'Try again' button provided in the message box that displays the time out error. The user can also reload the web page by clicking on the refresh or reload option provided at the top menu bar near the address bar option.



Check whether issue is due to server



The user should contact the service providers if he faces timeout issues frequently. Server down issues with the Internet Service Providers also can cause connection time out issues. The server prevents Internet Explorer browser from sending or receiving web page request and causes the issue. In such cases the ISPs itself can resolve the issue by troubleshooting their problems.



Check Time Out limit of browser


Internet Explorer web browsers possess a particular time limit for receiving the response from web page servers. Various versions of Internet Explorer provide different time out limits and thus the time out message appears after the time duration of the particular Internet Explorer web browser. The user can increase the waiting time of the Internet Explorer web browser by changing the registry values for the time out limit of the particular browser. But the process requires the support of the technicians since the registry editing may cause issues with the user's computer.




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