Most likely caused by your router or DNS settings

Reading time icon 5 min. read

Readers help support Windows Report. We may get a commission if you buy through our links. Tooltip Icon

Read our disclosure page to find out how can you help Windows Report sustain the editorial team Read more

Key notes

  • The ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error code is often accompanied by the message This site can’t be reached and the website address that the browser is attempting to access.
  • The ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error is not exclusive to Google Chrome and can occur in other web browsers, but the error message and the code may vary depending on the browser.
  • Common solutions for fixing the error include restarting your router, clearing the browser cache, clearing the DNS cache, and changing DNS servers.
Err_Address_Unreachable error screen
Struggling with various browser issues? Try a better option: Opera OneOver 300 million people use Opera One daily, a fully-fledged navigation experience coming with built-in packages, enhanced resource consumption, and great design.Here's what Opera One provides:
  • Optimize resource usage
  • AI and user-friendly
  • Built-in Ad Blocker
  • Get Opera One

The ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error is a common error code that may appear in your web browser (usually on Google Chrome) when it is unable to establish a connection to a website or IP address.

It’s worth noting that this issue could be due to a problem on either your end or the server side, either the router or your internet settings are likely the cause of the problem.

If you are experiencing the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error on Google Chrome for Windows, you may use the simple solutions outlined here to resolve the issue.

What is the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error in Chrome?

The ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error typically occurs in web browsers when the browser cannot establish a connection with the website’s server. This could be due to a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Network connectivity issues: Poor internet connection or network issues can trigger the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error.
  • DNS (Domain Name System) issues: DNS server problems or cache corruption on your device can cause website access problems.
  • Firewall or antivirus software: Firewall or antivirus software can block connections, leading to the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error.
  • Website server issues: When the website’s server is experiencing problems or is down, you may be unable to establish a connection with the website.
  • Proxy settings: If you are accessing websites using a proxy connection, it may not properly handle your requests, which can result in errors.

How do I fix the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error?

Before delving into the main solutions we suggest, it’s recommended to try these straightforward workarounds:

  • Restart your computer: Sometimes, simply restarting your device can be sufficient to resolve the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error.
  • Check your internet connection: Make sure that your device is properly connected to the internet, and try resetting your modem or router.
  • Temporarily disable firewall or antivirus software: Temporarily disabling your firewall or antivirus software can help you determine if these programs are causing the issue.
  • Update the browser: The error could be caused by the outdated browser. Updating the browser to the newest version can fix it.
  • Check the address: If you try to access a private address from a public network, it may result in the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE. Make sure you connect to the correct network before attempting to access a website or private IP address to prevent this error.

1. Clear the browsing data

  1. Launch Chrome browser and click the three-dot button in the upper-right corner and choose Settings.Chrome settings
  2. On the Settings page, go to Privacy and security and click Clear browsing data.privacy and settings
  3. In the Clear browsing data dialog, move to the Advanced tab and ensure the Time range is set to All time.Time range to all time
  4. Then, select the following: Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files, Site settings, and Hoster app data.
  5. After that, click Clear data.

After clearing the cache, check the website to see if you have resolved the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error.

2. Reset TCP/IP

  1. Press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Shift + Ctrl + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.Run
  2. Type the following commands one by one and hit Enter after each one: ipconfig /release ipconfig /all ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /renew netsh int ip set dns netsh Winsock reset reset commands

3. Clear Google Chrome DNS Cache

  1. Open Google Chrome, type the following address in the address bar, and press Enter. chrome://net-internals/#dnstype the address
  2. Click the Clear host cache button.Clear DNS host
  3. Then, re-launch the browser and revisit the website to see if the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error persists.

4. Enable or Disable/Enable Proxy server

  1. Press Windows + R, type inetcpl.cpl, and press Enter.inetcpl.cpl
  2. Go to the Connections tab and click the LAN settings button.LAN settings
  3. Then, check the box Use a proxy server for your LAN box under Proxy server.Uncheck proxy server
  4. You can also try using a different proxy address and port number found online.
  5. If the proxy server is already enabled, uncheck the Use a proxy server for your LAN box and click OK.

5. Change DNS Settings

  1. Press WindowsR, type ncpa.cpl in the Run command, and hit Enter.ncpa.cpl
  2. In the Network Properties window, right-click your network and select Properties.Network propperties
  3. Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option and click Properties.IPv4
  4. Then, select the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
  5. Enter into the Preferred DNS server box and enter in the Alternate DNS server box.
  6. Alternatively, you can set as the Preferred DNS server and as the Alternate DNS server.
  7. Then, click OK to save the changes.change DNS server
  8. Restart the browser and check if the ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE error is resolved.

You can modify your DNS settings on Windows either manually or by using the Cloudflare DNS service.

It’s also a good idea to check if the website works properly on other devices or internet browsers.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments section.

More about the topics: Browser errors, Google Chrome Errors