Did you ever get that annoying “error connecting to server” message from Omegle?

Well if you did, welcome to the club, it’s a common issue and stems from a few causes that are easily solved.

To start off with, the “error connecting to server” message is a standard internet message and is not unique to Omegle. However, the issue has four identifiable sources:

  1. Your internet/router connection
  2. Your IP address
  3. Omegle’s server status
  4. Your Omegle Status

Let’s look at each issue and provide the solution.

  1. Your internet/router connection

Check your internet connection, maybe you have an issue?

Is the router connected?

If not, perform a router reset. If the computer is not connected properly to the router, connect it.

Is the internet connection bad? This is not a router issue; it’s an ISP issue, If its an ISP issue, you need to contact your ISP and ask for help.

If you are connecting from an external WIFI connection, perhaps you are traveling? Check the connection as you would your server and see if you are connected to a viable WIFI link.

  1. Your IP address

Omegle has a security firewall in place, and if your IP address is on the list, you will not be able to connect. In this case, you need to restart the router to get a different IP address, restart your computer and Omegle, and browse using the new IP address.

If this does not work, try using a VPN.

If you have a dedicated IP address, then you need to contact Omegle customer support and get them to include your IP address as an exception in their firewall.

  1. Omegle’s server status

There are a number of issues that can arise from server-based problems; these are overloading a server, where multiple users cause a server to crash. Or the server is under maintenance mode, or the server is disconnected due to ISP issues on the server side. In this case, there is nothing you can do, and you must wait it out, perhaps use a different chat system instead of Omegle.

  1. Your Omegle Status

If you are banned from Omegle, you must reconnect through one of two options. Either wait out the ban period or take the following steps:

  1. Reset your public IP address; this is the same as performing any router reset but wait 7 minutes before reconnecting the router. You also turn off your PC and only open in 5 minutes after the router comes back online.
  2. Flush the system of cookies and clear the browser cache.
  3. Reconnect to Omegle.
  4. If this doesn’t work, connect via a VPN

Conclusions

Server errors are annoying, and there are some that are exceptionally frustrating, so much so that you end up seeking an alternative to using the website. Just remember, Omegle is not unique, there are many anonymous chat sites to choose from.