If you browse the internet, you may have got this DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error in your Google Chrome Browser a lot of times. You must have landed here while searching for a solution.  So, we have got you covered yet again and here we present to you the best working solutions for this problem which will eliminate the error in few simple clicks.

Many people face this problem and sometimes it gets pretty annoying, and no useful method is available to be applied, rather than just trying to set up internet settings, but even that doesn’t help all time to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET. People just reboot their PC again and again to evade the DNS errors.


How to Fix Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet

There may be several different reasons for the occurrence of DNS problem, So here, I am going to tell you few methods for different types of internet DNS errors, then you will be able to resolve the issue by following the few easy steps. Anyone of the method may work for you based on the reason for your system.

Using these methods you can also fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Android, Ubuntu and Mac Error. These solutions will work for every system and device.

So read them carefully, and wisely follow these very simple steps.

1. Clear DNS Cache of Google Chrome

Clearing DNS Cache of Google Chrome could possibly be the best way to resolve the issue of DNS Probe Error.

Step 1. Simply visit this URL ‘chrome://net-internals/#dns‘.

Step 2. Click on Clear Host Cache button next to Host resolver cache.

Step 3. Now you will notice the websites are working properly.

This is one of the easiest and most useful methods to stop the issue of DNS servers.

2. Clear Cache history or Reinstall your Browse to Fix DNS_PROBE Error

People don’t clear the caches from browsers, consequently, some error bugs begin residing in browsers and they also make internet surfing a bit slower. Sometimes it becomes the reason of for the appearance of DNS errors by browsers.

Before clearing caches or re-installing your browser, make sure that you safely keep you useful history, emails, etc or else after installing the browser again that information can’t be restored.

Here, I am explaining you the steps to clear caches and history of the particular browsers, and if you desire to uninstall the browser, you can do it easily with any browser or software, because both the procedures give the same result.

If you are able to install the version of your browser again, you should immediately uninstall it, and if you are not able to download and install it, then you can simply clear the caches & history by following these steps.

For Chrome browser :

Step-1: Open Chrome

Step-2: Go to Menu at top and then to more tools

Step-3: Now click on Clear browsing data. It provides you the option to selectively clear the data, and I will recommend you to mark and select all options, because we are doing this in order to remove bugs.



3. Change Protocol DNS Settings

Another method to fix Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error in Windows 10, 8 or 7 is by changing DNS Settings.

Step 1. Go to your Network properties and then click on Wireless properties

Step 2. Look for the option termed as Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

Step 3. Click on that option and then further click on the Properties button.

Step 4. Now enter the following DNS servers; Preferred DNS server as & Alternate DNS server as (Google’s public DNS) (Set IP as automatic)

Step 5. Now restart the browser and check websites.

This shall solve the problem in many cases.

4. Flush Outdated DNS

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET may also occur if the DNS cache is outdated. You have to manually delete it then to resolve the issue. To do the previously stated thing:

Step-1: Enter Win + R

Step-2: Type “cmd” in the search box.

Step-3: Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

Step-4: Restart your computer and then check Chrome if your issue is fixed.

5. Using Command Prompt

Update Driver To Solve DNS Error. [ Using Command Prompt ] – Most Easy Fix for DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error

If all of the above-mentioned solutions didn’t work for you, you should probably try this one method too, it might act as the antidote and help you to solve your computer’s DNS error, you just require to update the driver by following the below mentioned steps.

Step 1. Open RUN (Windows Logo + R)  and type “cmd” in the box and Type the Below written Commands in order.

Firstly, ipconfig /release
Then, ipconfig /all
And then, ipconfig /flushdns
Ultimately, ipconfig /renew

netshintip set dns
netshwinsock reset

Step 2. Restart your computer and now you are done with the issue.

6. Disable DNS Prediction Services

  • Go to settings for Chrome.
  • Scroll down and click on Advanced settings.
  •  You will see an option of ‘Use Prediction Services to Load the Pages more Quickly’ here.
  • Just uncheck the box and restart the browser.

7. Other Methods to Fix DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error 

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t work for you then try the methods explained below:

Step-1. Uninstall Antivirus

Many people suggested that after uninstalling their Antivirus program (mostly McAfee) the problem was gone.

Step-2. Disable Your Firewall

Disabling the firewalls may also solve the issue as some software may be interfering when the Chrome is trying to connect. This could be the solution for you too. Disable the firewall and check if the error still persists.

Step-3. Try Connecting in Safe Mode

Boot your computer into safe mode and try loading Chrome. This will help you to determine if any third party software is causing the annoyance as safe mode will only consist of inbuilt useful files. To do this, reboot your computer, press and hold down the F8 key. Now select Safe mood with networking from the available list of options.

That’s all. Congratulations. You must have resolved the issue by now. These were the tried and best working methods to fix the “DNS Probe No Internet” error. You can trustfully incur any of the above-mentioned methods in order to resolve the issue.

If one method doesn’t work for you due to some reason, you can move forward to another. One way or another your problem would be solved. Hope you got what you were looking for and you got rid of the nagging error. Do contact us if any problem still persists or if you have any query.


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