The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error or DNS PROBE FINISHED NO INTERNET Error is a very common error seen in Google Chrome web browser.
This is what the error says:
This webpage is not available
“Check your Internet connection
Check any cables and reboot any routers, modems, or other network devices you may be using.”
“Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings.
If it is already listed as a program allowed to access the network, try removing it from the list and adding it again.
When people get this error, they come to google and frantically search for solutions for this. In this post, we have illustrated 5 noob friendly methods to solve the dns_probe_finished_no_internet error.
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Methods To Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error in Chrome
Check your internet connection
This should be the first and foremost thing you should do whenever you face any internet connectivity issue. Most of the times, internet issues happen due to faulty or loose cables, disconnected power cables, bad configuration or wrong passwords.
Double check that you are connected to the internet by opening other apps or software. This is the cause of the dns_probe_finished_no_internet error in most cases.
Check your firewall or antivirus settings
The dns_probe_finished_no_internet error can also be caused if a firewall or antivirus is not allowing Google Chrome to connect to the internet. If you are using any firewall apps, open it and allow chrome to use the internet. Go to the internet firewall or internet security tab of your antivirus if you are using any.
Using command prompt
Command Prompt or CMD is used to do actions on an operating system level. It has the same functionality as the terminal in Linux. Open an elevated Command Prompt also known as Command Prompt with Admin Rights. To do this, right-click on the bottom left corner to open the WinX menu. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
Once a black screen opens up, copy, paste and run each of the following codes one by one in the same order. These codes flush the DNS cache of your computer.
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset
Once that is done, reboot your computer. This is a dns probe finished no internet error solution that you must try.
Set DNS to use Google DNS
Setting your DNS to use the DNS provided by Google can fix most of your DNS related issues. This can solve the dns_probe_finished_no_internet error too.
- Open the Network and Sharing Center (aka Network Connections)
- Right click on your internet connection and choose properties.
- Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
- Now click on the radio button that says ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’.
- Set Preferred DNS Server: 22.214.171.124
Set Alternate DNS Server: 126.96.36.199
- Tick the box that says ‘Validate settings upon exit’.
- Now click OK.
Your device will now use the Google DNS server which is one of the best DNS servers out there. This should now fix your dns probe finished no internet error.
You can also use the following IP addresses of OpenDNS if google DNS does not work:
Preferred DNS server: 188.8.131.52
Alternate DNS server: 184.108.40.206
Updating the router driver
The dns_probe_finished_no_internet error in chrome can also be caused by the outdated device driver of your router. Drivers are software that helps to connect hardware devices to your computer. In order to update the device driver software and solve the DNS probe finished error, follow these steps.
- Open Device Manager. Run “devmgmt.msc” on the RUN tool for this.
- Locate and expand “Network Adapters“ in the tree.
- Right-click on your network adapter and click on Update Driver Software option.
- Get the driver from the internet or choose it from your files.
- Choose your compatible network hardware and continue by clicking on Next.
- The driver will now be installed.
- Now reboot your device.
- The dns probe finished no internet error should be fixed by now.
End of the line
So here I have shown 5 possible troubleshooting methods to fix the popular DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error that is shown by Google Chrome Browser. If you are still unable to fix the error after trying out all the steps, do comment below and we will try our best to help you.
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