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How to Fix Omegle "Error Connecting to Server"

How to Fix Omegle Error Connecting to Server

Omegle is a web-based chatting service that allows users to chat with random people worldwide. However, many of its users sometimes get an “Error connecting to server. Please try again”, which prevents them from using the service. This article will show you how you can fix this problem.

Omegle Error Connecting to Server

Why Does Omegle Say Error Connecting to Server?

There are several reasons why Omegle may throw this error. The most common reasons are listed below.

  • Misconfigured Internet settings. In this case, you may solve the problem by reacquiring an IP address and DNS server. You may also bypass this issue by using a VPN.
  • Corrupted web browser cookies. Deleting your browser cookies and cache may resolve the problem.
  • An unstable Internet connection.
  • Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may block Omegle.
  • Omegle may block your IP address.
  • Omegle server outages. The website may be under maintenance or experience technical problems with its servers.

Before trying any of our fixes, try power-cycling your Internet router and connecting to another network (if possible). If doing these things doesn’t fix the issue, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Video Guide on How to Fix Omegle "Error Connecting to Server"

Table of Contents:

Method 1. Reset TCP/IP Settings and Flush DNS Cache

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD in Run and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt.

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in the commands listed below and press the Enter key after typing in each one.

Run netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset commands

  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset

Run ipconfig /release and ipconfig /release6 commands

  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /release6

Run ipconfig /renew and ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns commands

  • ipconfig /renew
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /registerdns

4. Close the Command Prompt and restart your PC.

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Method 2. Clear Browsing Data

Clear Browsing Data in Google Chrome

Select More tools and click Clear browsing data

1. Open Google Chrome. Click the ellipsis at the top-right corner, select More tools, and click Clear browsing data.

Select Advanced and select All time

2. Select Advanced.

3. Open the Time range drop-down menu and select All time.

Mark Cookies and other site data and Cashed images and files

4. Mark the checkboxes next to Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.

5. Click Clear data.

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Clear Browsing Data in Mozilla Firefox

Open the Application Menu and click Settings

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Open the Application Menu and select Settings.

Select the Privacy & Security panel and click Clear Data

2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.

3. Scroll down and, in the Cookies and Site Data section, click Clear Data.

Mark Cookies and Site Data and Cached Web Conent and click Clear

4. Mark the checkboxes next to Cookies and Site Data and Cached Web Content and click Clear.

Click Clear Now

5. Click the Clear Now button.

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Clear Browsing Data in Microsoft Edge

Open the menu and click Settings

1. Open Microsoft Edge. Open the Menu and select Settings.

Select Privacy, search, and services

2. In the right pane, click Privacy, search, and services.

Click Choose what to clear

3. Under Clear browsing data, click the Choose what to clear button.

Open the Time range drop-down menu and select All time

4. Open the Time range drop-down menu and select All time.

Mark Cookies and other soite data and Cached images and files and click Clear now

5. Mark the checkboxes next to Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.

6. Click the Clear now button.

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Method 3. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

There are many VPN services to choose from, so choose one that works for you best. Furthermore, you can get a dedicated VPN desktop application or a VPN browser extension for your specific web browser.

Add a VPN Extension to Google Chrome

Open the menu, select More tools and click Extensions

1. Open Google Chrome. Click the ellipsis at the top-right corner, select More tools and click Extensions.

Click Open Chrome Web Store

2. In the right pane, click Open Chrome Web Store.

Select a VPN for Chrome

3. Type in VPN in the search bar and press Enter.

4. Select a VPN extension and click it.

Click Add to Chrome

4. Click Add to Chrome.

Click Add extension

5. Click Add extension to confirm the action.

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Add a VPN Extension to Mozilla Firefox

Open the Application Menu and click Add-ons and themes

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Open the Application Menu and click Add-ons and themes.

Type in VPN in the search bar and press Enter

2. Type in VPN in the search bar and press Enter.

Select a VPN for Firefox

3. Select a VPN extension and click it.

Click Add to Firefox

4. Click Add to Firefox.

Click Add to confirm

5. Click Add to confirm the action.

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Add a VPN Extension to Microsoft Edge

Open the menu and click Extensions

1. Open Microsoft Edge. Open the Menu and click Extensions.

Click Manage extensions

2. Click Manage extensions.

Click Chrome Web Store

3. Select Chrome Web Store.

Click Allow extensions from other stores

4. Click Allow extensions from other stores.

Click Allow to confirm

5. Click Allow to confirm the action.

Select a VPN for Edge

6. Type in VPN in the search bar and press Enter.

7. Select a VPN extension and click it.

Click Add to Chrome (Edge)

8. Click Add to Chrome (the extension will be added to Microsoft Edge).

Click Add extension

9. Click Add extension to confirm the action.

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About the author:

Rimvydas Iliavicius

Rimvydas is a researcher with over four years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. He attended Kaunas University of Technology and graduated with a Master's degree in Translation and Localization of Technical texts. His interests in computers and technology led him to become a versatile author in the IT industry. At PCrisk, he's responsible for writing in-depth how-to articles for Microsoft Windows. Contact Rimvydas Iliavicius.

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