Omegle Error Connecting To Server? Here’s How To Fix It

Omegle is a great platform to connect and meet new people on the Internet. However, one of the most recurring problems is its server issues.

Factors like an unstable internet connection, overload of cookies and caches, incorrect configuration settings, and more might be creating server hindrances on the Omegle website. 

So, in this article, let us find more about the causes and fixes for this issue.

Why is Omegle Not Connecting to the Server?

If Omegle is not connecting to the server, it could be due to these potential reasons.

  • An overload of corrupted caches and cookie files 
  • Unstable Internet Connection 
  • Internet Service Providers have blocked Omegle.
  • Omegle Server Outages
  • Omegle has blocked your IP address
  • Windows Defender/Antivirus
  • Issues with DNS/Network configuration

How to Fix Omegle Not Connecting to the Server?

Let’s first dive into applying some simple troubleshooting methods. 

One of the most common reasons for server issues is your internet connection. So, you can first try restarting your internet router by plugging it out and in of your power socket and see if it fixes the issue.

You can also perform a simple reboot of your device. Sometimes, rebooting helps refresh the device system and resolves minor issues occurring on your device or applications.

But, if the issue is persisting, you can try out the below fixes.

Check your Internet Connection

Sometimes, your internet connectivity might be slow, and it may cause connection issues on the Omegle Server. 

Here are some methods you can apply to fix connectivity issues on your device. 

  1. Use your Hotspot or Mobile Celluar Data. 
  2. Switch to a Stable Internet Connection. 
  3. While in a public network, ensure that Omegle is not restricted.
  4. Check to see if the firewall is blocking the website on your laptop.

If you’re constantly facing issues with your internet connection, it is best to contact your Internet Service Providers for further assistance on this matter.

Clear Caches and Cookies

Your cache and cookie files on your web browsers help you improve your user experience by saving your browsing history, passwords, searches, and more. But, over time, these files can get corrupted if you do not clear them out regularly.

Here are some steps you can follow to clear caches and cookies on your browser. 

On Google Chrome 

  1. Open your Google Chrome Browser. 
  2. Click on the three-dotted icon on the top-right corner. 
  3. Select the Settings option.Chrome Browser Settings 
  4. On the left-side panel, click on Security and Privacy.
  5. Select the Clear Browsing Data option.Clear Cookies and Caches 
  6. Under the Basic tab, check the boxes for Browsing History, Cookies, and caches.
  7. Click on the Clear Data button.Clear Browsing History Cookies and Caches

On Safari 

  1. Open your Safari Browser. 
  2. Navigate to the menu bar and click on Preferences. Safari Preferences
  3. Go to the Privacy Tab. 
  4. Select the Manage Website Data option.Manage Website Data
  5. Click on the Remove All button. 
  6. Finally, click on Done.

 On Mozilla FireFox

  1. Open Firefox and click on the three horizontal lines on the top-right corner. 
  2. Click on the Settings option. 
  3. From the left-hand side panel, click on Privacy and Security.
  4. Scroll down to the Cookies and Site Data section. 
  5. Click on the Clear Data button. Mozilla Firefox Clear Cache
  6. Check the boxes for cookies and caches. 
  7. Click on the Clear button to confirm your action. 

 On Microsoft Edge

  1. Open up your Edge browser. 
  2. Click on the three-dotted lines and select the Settings option. 
  3. Select on Privacy, Search & Services. 
  4. Under Clear Browsing Data, click on Choose What to Clear.Microsoft Edge Settings
  5. Select “Cached images and files” and “Cookies and Other Site Data“.
  6. Click on Clear Now.

Flush DNS/ Reset Network Configuration

Another effective method you can try is flushing out DNS caches with the command prompt option. This method also helps reset your Network configurations by releasing and renewing your IP address. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can do it. 

On Windows

  1. Navigate to the Start icon and type in cmd.
  2. Right-click on the command prompt and select the Run as Administrator option.
  3. If the User Account Control box appears, click on Yes to provide administrator permission.
  4. Type in these following commands on the command prompt box and hit enter after each command. 
  • ipconfig /flushdnsCommand Prompt
  • ipconfig /registerdns
  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /renew

After you have applied all these commands, please make sure you restart your computer to make changes.

On Mac

  1. Open your Finder and navigate to the Go option on the menu bar. 
  2. Select the Utilities option.Open Utilities
  3. Click on the Terminal Application.Terminal Utility 

A pop-up window will appear, type in the following commands depending upon your macOS version, and hit Enter.

  • macOS Montetery version: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
  • macOS Big Sur 11.2.0: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
  • On macOS Catalina 10.15.0: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.0: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.0: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.0: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Disable Windows Defender/Antivirus Software

To protect your device from virus and malware attacks, Windows Defender might block certain websites. In some instances, Omegle might also get blocked due to the same reason. 

To temporarily disable this option, here is what you can do. 

  1. Go to the start icon and search for Control Panel.
  2. Under the View by section, click on Large Icons from the drop-down menu.
  3. Navigate and Select the Windows Defender Firewall.
  4. Click on the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off option from the left panel.
  5. Uncheck the boxes for the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall option on both your Public and Private Settings.

Note: Disabling the Windows Defender might put your computer at more risk of threat and viruses. Hence, we suggest you switch to reliable antivirus software that is compatible with Omegle.    If you’re using other third-party antivirus software, make sure you temporarily disable them.

Here is a quick step-by-step process on how to disable your Avast Antivirus Software. 

  1. Navigate to the bottom-left corner and click on the ‘^’ symbol to open the taskbar. 
  2. Right-click on the Avast icon and select Avast Shield Controls.
  3. Choose between the options on how long you want to disable. 


Sometimes, Omegle might ban you from its website that causes the server error. In this case, using VPN might be your safest bet since these applications hide your IP address and let you surf privately on the web. 

Many users have also advocated that using VPN has given them access to the Omegle site. Some of the more reliable VPNs available online are ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, and Nord VPN. 

Check Omegle Servers

Oftentimes, Omegle servers can go under maintenance. To check, you can do a quick google search to see if the servers are down. Another method you can try is using websites like Down Detector to track server outages on Omegle. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why does Omegle ban people?

Omegle bans people if they have violated their terms and conditions. Use of profanity and harassment is strictly prohibited on the website. You might also get banned if multiple users have reported you.

How long does the ban last?

Omegle bans usually last for a week or up to several months depending upon the policy violation. But, if you have breached several terms and conditions, you might even get permanently banned from the website.

How do I fix my camera error on Omegle?

Sometimes, other apps running in the background might be interfering with your camera. So, please make sure you close and exit out of these apps. If the issue is still recurring, try updating your camera drivers.

Why is Omegle not working on Chrome? 

Omegle might not be working on Chrome due to its browser settings. Try clearing out your caches and cookies data files. You can also try opening Omegle on another web browser and see if this fixes the issue.

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