The Internet is an essential part of modern life. It has become a necessity, which is why it’s crucial to be able to connect to the web when needed. Therefore, when your connectivity becomes interrupted, it can be frustrating and affect your productivity. An interrupted connection is when an internet connection is abruptly interrupted by a technical issue that causes the device to disconnect. This could happen for various reasons, such as power outages, server failure, or other technical issues. This article discusses how you can deal with an Interrupted Internet Connection so that you don’t waste time. Let’s begin!


When using the Chrome web browser on a Windows OS, it is common to see an error ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED. It is accompanied by a message that says you cannot access the Internet. Your Internet connection is usually the cause of this error. The browser cannot connect to any website because of this error. A user’s request or response generates data in and out. The browser attempts to retrieve data from the link with status 200. Otherwise, an error will be thrown. Google Chrome is responsible for this error message, which can be due to several reasons, including a computer issue, web server issue, or an issue with the Internet connection. No matter how it is, you can take suitable measures to fix it. Listed below are the ways to do so:

Change your web browser.

ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED can be a browser-specific issue. Therefore, other web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Opera can be used to access the same website that you visited via Google Chrome. During each step, you must determine the cause of the problem through proper diagnosis. Your browser could be the culprit, and you must not overlook this step. You can access that site generally if there is no error, and you can still access the Google Chrome browser. If you cannot access the site in other web browsers, your network settings, your computer, your router, or even the Internet cable may be out of order.

Cables need to be checked.

Routers provide access to other devices on your network and the Internet via connections to a network. You must first check that your network cables are securely attached to your modem and the cable outlet and that the cables are not damaged or unplugged. Ensure that all the wires are correctly connected on both ends. Then refresh the page to verify that it is loading smoothly.

Make sure your Wi-Fi connection is working.

Due to its simplicity and ease of use, Wi-Fi is now the preferred wireless connection to the Internet. Wi-Fi hotspots frequently fail to provide a working Internet connection when connected. Whenever your Wi-Fi connection drops, your browser will show the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED error because the internet connection is lost. Connecting to Wi-Fi can be accomplished by restarting the modem in most cases. Chrome will automatically reconnect to a webpage once you have a working Wi-Fi connection. In this case, your problem is not with your browser, cables or Wi-Fi, so you can try another solution to fix the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED error.

Your LAN settings need to be checked.

Your PC’s Local Area Network settings may have changed automatically, which could explain this error. In other words, if you adjust those settings, your internet connection will work again.
  1. To open Internet Properties, press Windows Key + R and type “inetcpl.cpl”.
  2. Select the LAN settings under the Connections tab.
  3. Ensure you have “Automatically detect settings” and that “Use a proxy server for your LAN” is unchecked.
  4. After clicking Ok, reboot your PC and apply the changes.

Wi-Fi profiles should be deleted.

Whenever a new wireless network is connected, wireless profiles are created. These settings control how your computer connects to wireless networks automatically, including the wireless network name (SSID), security keys, and other wireless settings. With Windows 7, deleting saved networks was as easy as selecting “Manage Wireless Networks” in the Control Panel’s Network and Sharing Center. The Command Prompt is now the only way to enter commands with Windows 8. The graphical interface is back in Windows 10, though.
  1. In the Start menu, select Settings, then Network & Internet, Wi-Fi, and Manage known networks.
  2. In managing known networks, you will be able to see every known wireless network (the wireless network you successfully connected earlier) on the list. Click on the wireless network whose profile you want to delete and click Forget to delete it.

Disable the firewall and antivirus.

There may be a problem with the internet connection if you have an Antivirus and Firewall on your system. You should not disable Disable Antivirus and Firewall for security reasons, but temporarily disabling it will ensure your internet works.
  • Disable your antivirus software
    1. Look for the antivirus protection program icon in the taskbar’s Windows notification area.
    2. After you locate the antivirus icon, right-click it to select Disable, Stop, Shutdown, or something similar. The program’s menus may require you to open and disable it sometimes.
  • Turn off the firewall.
    1. Select Control Panel by pressing Windows Key + I.
    2. From the System and Security menu, click Windows Firewall.
    3. Click the Turn Windows Firewall on/off button in the left window pane.
    4. If the Windows Firewall is already turned off, click Turn it off and restart your computer.
    5. After clicking OK, click Apply and restart your computer.

The router needs to be restarted.

VPNs and proxy servers can sometimes be configured at the router level. Please check that your router is connected to the internet and is working correctly. The internet may be reconnected by simply restarting your router or modem.


While the internet is essential to modern life, it can also be frustrating when connectivity is interrupted. It can cause productivity to fall and affect the workflow, making this a problem that must be addressed. Most commonly caused by a poor signal or wrong settings, power outage, and other technical issues, this could happen for various reasons. Be sure to consider them in fixing your connection!

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