Errors are common in daily life but some errors like This Site Can’t Be Reached is not easy to understand and solve. Because the error description is poorly written, you cannot understand the mess you are in. Don’t worry in this blog will see how you can fix This Site Can’t Be Reached error in step by step instructions in just 5 mins.
Solution 01: Restart your Router
If you note anything unusual then you should restart your router. By restarting the router can also fix the This Site Can’t Be Reached Error on your browser. Believe or not restarting the router is the mysterious solution that can solve a 100s of problem in your device.
Check the backside of your router and see if its have a power button, if yes then gently press it to turn off and turn on again in few seconds, if not remove the power cable from the router and reconnect the cable after a few seconds.
Solution 02: Disable your Antivirus application Temporarily
All kinds of antivirus applications prevent your device from various malicious activity and give full protection from all kinds of online threats. But your antivirus software can also block certain web pages which are completely safe and secure in rare cases.
One of the important jobs for antivirus application is to regularly check and block any suspicious activity on your device in real-time. So many users have claimed that Antivirus software like Avast, AVG shows false positive report mistakenly every often and block secure web pages sometimes.
So, Go to your whatever antivirus application and disable it temporarily and visit the website again to see if the This Site Can’t Be Reached error is disappeared or not.
If you are still facing the same error then your Antivirus application is not the culprit here so, enable your antivirus application again immediately without any delay so you won’t become vulnerable to attacks.
How to Disable Windows Firewall in Windows
- Press Window Key + R on your keyboard
- Type control firewall.cpl and enter
- On the left side, menu click Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off
- Restart your PC
Now visit the same problematic website again to see if the error This Site Can’t Be Reached is disappeared or not. If you are still facing the same error then your Antivirus or Windows firewall is not the culprit here so, without any delay again enable your Windows firewall immediately.
Solution 03: Clear Browser Cache
All types of browsers store a part of information on your computer as a cache which includes your browser cookies, history, and saved login data. This stored data helps the relevant web pages to load more quickly the next time you visit them.
The stored cache is helpful and saves some of your precious time but sometimes cache too cause numerous issues. Thankfully you can solve this problem easily by just clearing your cache.
Wait here first you need to confirm your browser Cache is the real culprit that is causing the This Site Can’t Be Reached error on your browser So, follow the below steps to confirm.
Open a new tab in your browser in incognito mode or also known as private mode, and try to access the same website where you are getting the This Site Can’t Be Reached error.
If you are still seeing the error in the incognito mode, then you need to clear your browser cache by following the below steps.
How to Clear Cache for Google Chrome
Open your Google Chrome browser and click the 3 dots icon at the top right corner of your browser. In the given list of options select the More Tools and click on Clear browsing data.
Tick the following option
- Browsing history
- Cookies and other site data
- Cache images and files
- Click clear data button
How to Clear Cache for Mozilla Firefox
To clear cache for Mozilla Firefox browser, you need to Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Hamburger icon at the top right corner. In the given list of options select History and then select Clear Recent History in the menu that appears next.
Select Everything in the time range to clear drop-down option and click the Clear Now button to clear your Mozilla Firefox browser cache data.
How to Clear Cache for Internet Explorer
To clear the browser cache for the Internet Explorer browser, click on the setting button at the top right corner. In the given list of options select safety and choose to delete browsing history. On the delete browsing history window, make sure you have ticked the Temporary Internet files and website files and then click the delete button at the bottom.
How to Clear Cache for Microsoft Edge
To clear the browser cache for the Microsoft Edge, click on the 3 Dots icon at the top right of your browser and click on setting at the end of the screen. Go to Privacy, search, and services tab and click the Choose what to clear button. Make sure you have ticked the Cached images and files and click the clear button.
Solution 04: Flush your DNS cache and renew your IP address
Our next possible solution to fix the This Site Can’t Be Reached error is to flush your local DNS cache and change your local IP address on the device. Make sure that your local device DNS is pointing to the correct DNS server address.
To make sure your website is pointing to the correct DNS Server, you need to flush your DNS cache information on your device by following the simple command below.
Flushing your DNS cache and changing the IPv4 address of your is very simple and it can be done in just a min by following the below command.
- Press the Window key on your keyboard to open the search bar
- Type cmd and open the command prompt as an administrator
- Type the following command one by one
- Type ipconfig /flushdns and enter to clear the DNS cache
- Type ipconfig /renew and enter to renew the IP address for your device automatically.
Solution 05: Change DNS IP address
Most of the time DNS server are assigned by your ISP automatically through your router, most of the ISP use their own DNS server on their services. You need to try to change the DNS server temporarily or permanently on your device to any other public DNS server such as Google or Cloudflare or OpenDNS etc.,
I prefer to use AdGuard DNS which also block ads and inappropriate content on the device. To check your DNS address following the below steps:
- Press Window Key + R on your Keyboard
- Type ncpa.cpl in run command and press enter
- Go to properties of your Network Interface
- Select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4)
- Click Properties
- In General select using the following DNS server address
- Type your preferred Primary and Secondary DNS IP Address
- Click OK and Click Close
As I said earlier I am using the free family protection AdGuard DNS Server IP address as 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11.
You may use your own choice of public DNS Server like 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 from Google or 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 from CloudFlare etc.
I hope any one of the above 5 solution will help you fix the This Site Can’t Be Reached Error in Browser.
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