My brother received a message ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED when he was trying to open my website ( He sends me below screenshot.

He was a computer science student, so he had fixed the problem by himself. He told me about the issue and asked a proper guidepost.

Our team has decided to write about problem ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error connection refused also its solution. In this article, you can get easy steps to solve the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED issue.


There are many reasons for error connection refused and we are also going to discuss some of them with the solution here.

Google Chrome’s establish a connection with any site hence it can open. If you are getting the message The website may be down or error connection refused hence possible your network may not be properly configured. Check your internet or cable connections and reboot routers, modems also other network devices.

Some websites don’t work on the firewall and security so you need to turn off firewall also antivirus security. After turning off the firewall or antivirus allow chrome to access the website again. Chrome saves cache and cookies on any website. So you have to remove it by following steps from How to clear cookies and cache from Google Chrome browser.

Error occurs due to the problems in the internet connection or problem in the device you use to connect to the web. There is two best way to fix the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error. The first one is using the command line and the second is changing the DNS addresses. So follow the steps to fix this problem.

Solution 1- ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED Using Command Prompt

Open CMD (command prompt) by pressing “Windows Key + R” and RUN window box will appear. In the RUN box type below commands-

  • First Step type- ipconfig /release
  • Second Step type- ipconfig /all
  • Third Step type- ipconfig /flushdns
  • Fourth Step type- ipconfig /renew
  • netsh int ip set DNS
  • netsh Winsock reset

Now restart your computer to get rid of the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error and these above steps mostly work on ip conflict situation.

Solution 2- ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED by Changing the DNS Address

Step 1:

Open Network and Sharing Center(image below) by clicking Wireless symbol or Network monitor from the bottom right corner of the main screen. Now Right Click on Network icon and click on Change adapter settings.

Step 2:

Right click on Network Adapter (Wi-Fi, LAN, Ethernet) and click on the Properties.

Step 3:

Now select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and go to the Properties.

Step 4:

Now add DNS addresses as seen as below image.

  • Preferred DNS Server:
  • Alternate DNS Server:

The problem should be solved.

Fix err_connection_refused for Android:

Check your Internet or restart your device to solve err_connection_refused error on Android phones. Usually, this problem doesn’t appear in mobile phones. Best solution restart your phone or reset your mobile browser.


Lots of people are facing the problem of error ERR CONNECTION REFUSED that appears in Google Chrome. Our team has provided simple steps to solve this problem. Follow the above simple steps and fix the problem. We will try to update the post gradually with the latest solutions. We also need your feedback in the comments.

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