How Do You Fix Waiting For Available Socket Issue In Google Chrome?

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    Kay N. Grijalva
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    Whenever I am trying to surf any website on my google chrome browser, it shows a fully blank page with written only “Waiting for available socket.”

    I tried to reset my browser, but nothing works. Is there anything else that can fix my browser socket error.

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    Jonathon Emmerich
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    Error waiting for available socket on Google chrome shows the delay in data transfer from server to your computer browser. It usually happens when data transfer is taking a long time than usual. Delay in data packets transfer and occurring available socket error may arise due to many reasons.

    Available socket error in the browser may happen between playing games, watching the video, or browsing any website. Read the solution for waiting for available socket in different devices-

    Browser Cookies causes Error Waiting for available socket-

    The outdated browser and crash cookies usually create a socket error. Every browsing website temporarily saves some images and cookies in the browser. Whenever saved images and cookies reach overload, it starts showing waiting for available socket error.

    Steps for fixing “waiting for available socket error” by clearing browser cookies-

    Deleting browser cookies can fix flush socket error and also increase the speed of the browser. For clearing, cookies click on three horizontal dots from the top right corner of your chrome browser. Go to menu settings from here and drop down the cursor.

    Now you can see the option “advanced” in the middle of the page, click on it, and dropdown. There is an option ‘Clear browsing data’, click on it and delete browsing cookies and cache.

    Steps for fixing “waiting for available socket error” by closing dead open sockets-

    1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
    2. Now type ‘chrome://net-internals/#dns‘ in the address bar and press Enter. You may also open this page directly through the weblink- chrome://net-internals/#dns
    3. The previous link which was used to open – ‘chrome://net-internals’ and now changed into chrome://net-internals/#dns‘.
    4. From the top left menu select ‘Flush Socket’ and then click on ‘Flush socket pools’
    5. When you click on “Flush socket pools,” it will clear bad open sockets and fix waiting for available socket or flush socket error.

    Steps for fixing “waiting for available socket error” by updating Google Chrome browser settings and security-

    Open settings tab by clicking three horizontal dots from the right top corner and go to help. You can see the option ‘About Google Chrome,’ click on it. Once you click on it, a new page would open and start checking updates. If any new updates available will ask you to update your browser.

    Sometimes Google chrome update by itself without asking permission. It depends upon the type of updates.

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