Now, here is something which is frustrating. You have checked all wire connections and WiFi routers. Yet, error nudges Chrome homepage. Right? You have hit the right spot to solve DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error.
First of all, let me make a correction.
Google Chrome has nothing to do with the error message most of the times. Sometimes it does though.
I am not talking about “Aww Snap!”
This happens because your DNS isn’t set up properly. There are multiple ways to get rid of this error.
I have put up the most noteworthy ones which you will find to be especially relevant to DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error.
Before we proceed, I should explain the whats of the error.
Everything right, still no internet!
This image is something no one likes to see when you have an urgent piece of work up your sleeve. Google Chrome or any internet browser have their hands clean.
“This webpage is not available” because there is DNS server error from your end.
Even if your internet is connected properly, nothing would show up. Reconnecting won’t work as well, at least it didn’t work for me.
And not just your DNS, the Firewall can also have some latency behind this.
Therefore, you cannot use the internet, simply put.
Now, what is this DNS?
You can simply imagine Domain Name Server or DNS as Internet’s Yellowpages or a Phonebook.
For those who do not know, this is what a domain is-
They chronologically maintain a list of domain names and converts them to IP addresses.
Because we can memorize things by names but the machine cannot. DNS helps the computer to track and memorize all domain names by translating them into numbers and symbols.
Thus, when you search through an URL, DNS find the domain name, converts it into IP address and sends to the machine.
I think you have now got why DNS is so important.
Without it, all you would be doing is playing the offline dinosaur game on Google Chrome!
What makes this error happen?
The reason you came looking for DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error solution is that you have encountered one yourself.
Of course, you will find the best steps to solve but what if the error comes up again?
You should know the reasons that cause it.
The first thing you need to remember is whenever you see the DNS error message, be sure that there is something wrong with your router or PC.
I would always recommend you not rush and uninstall browsers. That will never help.
Windows lower versions such as Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 7 and Mac OS systems never usually slide to other problems but if you are using Windows 10, it can be troublesome.
It always sidetracks to other DNS related problems.
DNS error is not something which you should overlook for long. I have provided loads of solutions to cope up with it.
The thing with this error is you cannot know from where or why it dropped by. I can only attribute few reasons below-
- It can be just due to simple errors in your DNS.
- The browser you are working on might be incompatible with the Operating System of your PC
- There can also be issues with the router.
- You can have some unknown filtering software installed on your PC that is generating the trouble.
- Firewall settings and Internet Security Settings also contribute to the error.
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error: Solution I
It is the most common and foremost solution you should go for. All you need to do is change DNS settings.
The steps involved are easy to execute as well-
- Start by navigating to your Control Panel. Expand the menu list and find Networks and Sharing Centre.
- When you open Network and Sharing Centre, you will be able to see that the Local Area Network is connected.
- Once done, tap on the Local Area Network connection. A new dialog box will open.
- In the new window, you will find a label entitled Internet Protocol Version 4. Double-click on IPv4 properties.
- You will see two section in front of you. Leave the Internet section and move to the DNS section.
- See a radio button? Select it. You will see DNS server box. Enter 184.108.40.206 and in the alternate DNS box, type: 220.127.116.11.
- When you are finished entering the addresses in the DNS boxes, tick a certain box which says Validate Settings upon exit.
- Finish with tapping on OK
The code that I entered an IP address may vary for you. So be careful with that.
You can easily check by clicking OK that whether the issue is solved or not.
Confirm that your internet is connected and try loading a page. If that does it, you are good to go.
It has come to my knowledge that the above solution doesn’t always solve the DNS issue. In that case, you always other alternative methods.
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error: Solution II
Ethernet users can skip this method.
WiFi has become one of the most common means to use the internet and so WiFi routers also play an important role.
Routers often cause problems which can also attribute to DNS issue.
The most obvious step you can do is rebooting the router.
But, when you restart your router, all older threads and links will be lost. You will need specific URLs to access the web with a specific router.
I am providing you with the links to URLs for varying Router brands-
- TP-link Router – http://192.168.0.1
- Linksys Router – http://192.168.1.1
- 3Com Router– http://192.168.1.1
- D-Link Router– http://192.168.0.1
- Belkin Router– http://192.168.2.1
- Netgear Router– http://192.168.0.1.
- Micromax Router– http://192.168.10.1
Router reboot should fix your issue. In case this doesn’t help, you can turn OFF the WiFi router. Then, plug it open. Keep it OFF for 5 minutes. Connect the plug again and switch it ON.
This is a very basic solution that should eliminate your issue.
I have provided other alternative solution as well.
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error: Solution III
Another way to solve DNS issue is to change adapter settings.
- You need to open your Control Panel.
- You will see an option labeled Networking and Internet. Open Network Status
- Find Properties and open its properties by right-clicking.
- You will see TCP/IPV6 and open its properties.
- Click on Obtain IPv6 address automatically and Obtain DNS Server address automatically.
- Now, move on to IPv4 and again open its properties.
- Check on Obtain IPv4 address automatically and Obtain DNS Server address automatically.
- End the process by clicking OK.
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error: Solution IV
We all go on surfing the internet without worrying about where all the “trash data” is collecting. Well, commonly known as Cache Memory, it’s all unwanted.
You have an option to solve this issue by clearing the cache.
I will illustrate how you can clear cache with different browsers.
Open your Google Chrome home screen and look in the top right corner of your window.
A three parallel vertical line icon. As soon as you click on it, a drop-down list will appear.
Choose Customize and Control button and open the Settings to make changes.
Navigate to Privacy and select Clear Browsing Data. Clear everything including cookies and cache.
Open your browser and try loading now.
It might work out!
You need to find Firefox History from the Settings tab on the home page. You will lots of entries under Recent History. Clear all that.
Move further and click on the Details.
You will find options to clear cache and cookies. You have to clean them as well.
When done, proceed to open your browser once again and make searches.
It should work out pretty well!
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DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error: Solution V
Another easy step you can do is trying uninstalling and reinstalling the browser.
It really doesn’t work, mostly, but still, as a basic step, you can always try this out.
Now, rather than installing from the old setup, I would suggest you download the latest updated setup of browsers.
Google Chrome latest updated setup can be easily downloaded from this download link.
Mozilla users can download from this given link.
Uni9nstalling and Reinstalling have its perks. I have come across instances when apart from DNS error many other browser related errors are solved as well.
Thus, whenever you encounter DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error, try this step initially.
Solving with Command Prompt
This solution is something I recommend you to try out at the end.
The reason is pretty simple. Command Prompt incorporates commands and codes, which, can make things wrong even if you make a slight syntax error.
Nevertheless, it is the most effective step!
I say so because Command Prompt directly allows you to access protected system and registry files.
Moving on to the solution steps-
- You can directly open Command Prompt from the search menu or typing “cmd” in the Windows Run.
- Now, type the following command on cmd- “netsh winsock reset”
You need to keep in mind that Command Prompt is highly case sensitive. I would recommend you copy and paste the command to be safe.
- When you Run the command, close all other applications and restart your PC.
It is not necessary this step WILL solve the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error issue.
I would suggest you do not stop here but proceed next.
- After your PC reopens, again open Command Prompt.
- Enter the following commands carefully: “ipconfig /release”
- Run the command.
- Now, type in the following command: “ipconfig /renew” and run it.
- As soon as you hit Enter, you need to open another Command Prompt
- In the new Command Prompt window, enter the following command: “ipconfig /flushdns”.
- After you have run the command, all left to do is Restarting your PC.
Bonus: IP changing in Mac
Mac PC DNS errors can more or less be solved by the above processes I mentioned.
However, in case if all else fails, this fix is for you.
It involves changing the IP address which solved my problem when I executed it. I am sure it’s going to help you out as well.
- Start the process by going to System Preferences.
- You have Networks option under System Preferences. Open it.
- As soon as it opens, you can see a list on the left-hand side and in that, WiFi Connection is present.
- Upon selection, click on the box that labels as Advanced under WiFi Connection.
- Find a tab that is named as TCP/IP and the first drop box that appears, says- using DCHP.
If it doesn’t say that, you have executed some wrong step.
- You will see several entries under the DNS tab. A (-) button will let your clear all entries easily.
- Venture back to the TCP/IP tab and finish the process by clicking “renew DCHP lease”
What this process does is it completely refreshes your internet connection.
The factors that cause the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error was eliminated along with an increase in internet speed.
To sum up…
I personally prefer the Command Prompt solution over other ones, which I would suggest you as well because it is always a success.
To start with, the hard reset is something I suggest you do as it is basic. Plugging in and off the router or disconnecting and reconnecting ethernet cable sometimes do more than we expect. It may absolutely solve the DNS issue.
I am sure the above solutions will help you out with the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error. Still, if it continues to give you trouble and my solutions do not work, let me know in the comments.
I will surely get back to you and we will work out a few more things mutually.
In conclusion, I would like to say, never let internet connection fail again.
DNS error solutions are few clicks away!