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How to Fix DNS Probe Finished no Internet Error [Chrome]

By Fahad Saleem / July 12, 2016

So, tired up playing that game on your Chrome Browser because of DNS PROBE FINISH NO INTERNET error? In most of the cases, this error is linked to your Internet Connection or your firewall settings. Your internet may not be working properly due to which Chrome gives you this error.

DNS_Probe_Finished_no_Internet

You would see the below page on your browser.

Fix DNS Probe Finished no Internet Error

Method 1: Using Command Prompt

Right click on the Windows button and click Command Prompt (Admin). Once the CMD window opens, try out these commands one by one.

Command Prompt

  • ipconfig/release
  • ipconfig/all
  • ipconfig/flushdns
  • ipconfig/renew

Commands

After typing each command hit enter and move to the next. Once you have executed all of these, type “nets hint ip set dns” and hit enter. Finally type, “netsh winsock reset” and press enter. That’s all.

applying commands

Now restart your computer. In most of the cases, the problem will be resolved, and you won’t be seeing the error message again.

In case it doesn’t move to Method 2.

Method 2: Changing TCP/IP4 Proxy Settings

Once again, right click on Windows button and tap on Network Connection.

Network Connnections

From here, find your Active Network Connection (The one you are currently using), Right click on it and tap on properties.

Network connections properties

A new Dialogue Box will open. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

TCP IP4

Another dialogue box will pop up. Click on “Use the following DNS Server Address. Enter the following value in both boxes.

  • Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
  • Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

Make sure you checkmark “Validate setting upon exit” and click OK. That’s all!

entering values

Once done, reload the web page and the error will be resolved.

Method 3: Clearing Cache or Reinstalling the Browser

Clearing cache can sometimes help to resolve the DNS PROBE error. In your Chrome Browser, head over to Customize & Control button located in the top-right corner of the screen and click on Settings.

chrome settings

Scroll down and click on Show Advanced Settings.

advance settings

A few hidden options will appear. Reach the Privacy section and click on Clear Browsing Data. It will ask you to check mark the options for which you want to clear the cache. I recommend going for all.

clear browsing data

finish clearing

It will take a few seconds to clear the cache. Be Patient! Once done, restart your browser and check again.

For Mozilla Firefox users click on History>Clear recent History. Once done, click on detail and Check Cookies and Cache. Finally, click on Clear Now.

Sometimes an unknown malware or ad-script might be causing the error. To get rid of that you need to reinstall your browser.

Method 4: Updating the Device Software

Mostly your device software is set to update automatically, but in case it isn’t, you can manually try to update it to resolve the error.

Press the Window Logo + R from your keyboard.

Type in “devmgmt.msc” and click on OK. This will open up the device manager. Alternatively, you can also Right Click on Window Logo in the lower left screen and tap on Device Manager.

run

Hover to Network Adapters and Explore it. Right, Click on your working network adapter and tap on Update Driver Software.

Exploring

From the new Window, click on “Browse My Computer for driver software”.

browse computer

Now click on “Let me pick from a list of device Drivers on my Computer”.

From here, browse through the compatible network hardware and finally click Next.

If it were outdated, you would get a message “successful driver update”, else it will say the driver software is already up-to-date.

Once done, reconnect your Internet and your issue will be resolved.

Verdict

I’m pretty much confident that using these Methods you can easily get rid of DNS PROBE FINISHED NO INTERNET error. If you are still facing the issue, please explain your problem in comments. We will try to help you in the best way possible.

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