No matter as much as you love playing with the dinosaur when your internet is not working, DNS Probe Finished No Internet, also known as DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error can be a real pain if it interrupts at the wrong time. This error has been reportedly found frequently to many users.
Causes For DNS Probe Finished No Internet And How To Fix It?
There are several underlying causes of this issue. It might be the end product of multiple sourced, or result of various errors at once. In order to fix this issue, it is important to go through each reason. Here are a few common causes listed that can eventually interrupt your browsing:
- Default DNS Not Working.
Most of the times, the default DNS server is the main culprit behind the issue. However, this problem can be easily fixed and doesn’t require much time. Refer below to the methods for a complete fix guide.
- Other Underlying Causes.
There are many other reasons, such as cache poisoning and outdated drivers or browsers. These issues and their solutions are listed below. If you are experiencing this issue, don’t worry. These following methods will surely make your DNS problem go away and make you able to use your internet smoothly.
Method 1: Move Your Default DNS To Google DNS
As we discussed above, sometimes default DNS can be problematic. However, it is recommended to switch to other DNS such as Google DNS. The Google DNS is much faster, reliable, and less prone to errors.
Follow the following steps to change your DNS to Google DNS:
- Right-click on the Windows icon located on the bottom-left corner of your screen.
- Select “Network Options” from the menu.
- Once the network options window pops up, right-click on the network you are currently using.
- Select the “Properties” option from the drop-down menu.
- In properties, locate the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and double click it to open.
- After the menu pops up, select the “Use The Following DNS Server Address” option.
- Enter the following on the given spaces.
– In the Preferred DNS Server field type 126.96.36.199
– In the Alternate DNS Server field type 188.8.131.52
- Select OK, and close the window.
Once you are done setting up the above settings, restart your internet as well as your PC to make things work smoothly. We hope the error vanishes.
Method 2: Reset The IP
The most commonly used fix for this error is known to be resetting the local IP address. This can be easily done by the command prompt.
However, if you are using Windows 10, the command prompt is often known as Windows Powershell.
- From the search menu, navigate the “Command Prompt”.
- Right-click on the “Command Prompt” icon and run it as an administrator.
- Once the Command Prompt windows open up, type the following command netsh winsock reset.
- After you enter the above command on the cmd, restart your computer.
This should make your DNS probe finished no internet error go away. Well, if it doesn’t, we have some other methods for you as well.
Method 3: Update Network Adapter Drivers
Often people consider that updating drivers is of no use and just a waste of time. Well, you are wrong there, as this can eventually create some interruptions in your system. It is important to keep your drivers up to date, particularly network adapter drivers for this error.
Here is how you can do it:
- Open the “Run” window by searching or pressing Ctrl+R keys.
- Type “devmgmt.msc” in the search bar and press the run button.
- Once the device management window opens, locate the Network Adapter from the list of drivers.
- Right-click on network adapter drivers and select the “Update Software Driver” from the drop-down menu.
- From the options appearing in the window, select “Browse my computer for driver software.”
- Then select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.”
- Once you select the options, choose the compatible hardware and click next to install.
Wait for the installation to complete. Once it completes, a dialogue box will appear notifying you about your drivers have been updated. Then restart your computer and check if the error still prevails.
Method 4: Check Internet Connectivity
Another reason for this error might be poor internet connectivity or no working internet at all. Obviously, this must be the first thing to check if your internet modem is plugged in correctly and ensure that you have a stable connection.
After you are convinced that your internet is working just fine and there is no problem with the modem as well, run a ping test on your PC through command prompt.
Here is how you can do it:
- From the Start Menu, search the Command Prompt and run it.
- Once the Command Prompt opens, run the following command on it ping -t 184.108.40.206 and hit enter.
After pressing the enter if this line Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=106ms TTL=55 appears continuously, this means that your internet is working properly.
However, the root cause is something else.
Method 5: Update Google Chrome
Outdated software or driver have proven to cause many problems with computers. If your problem (dns_probe_finished_no_internet) is internet and browser-related, it is better to check if they are really up to date. Update your Google Chrome by checking the newer version online.
Method 6: Disable Firewall (If You have Any)
Often, the filtering applications, also known as firewalls, block specific websites. You can temporarily disable these applications to check if the error occurs or not. If disabling makes the error go away, uninstall that firewall and find an alternative for that.
Method 7: Flush DNS
You must have heard about cache poisoning and the internet connectivity issues that come with. This might be one of the reasons for this error as well. However, you can easily troubleshoot cache poisoning through flushing DNS, i.e. reset, clear or erase.
For Windows 10 here is how you can flush your DNS:
- Search the command prompt application on your windows.
- Run the command prompt.
- Type the following commands and press enter after typing each:
- ipconfig /flushdns
- ipconfig /registerdns
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /renew
- NETSH winsock reset catalog
- NETSH int ipv4 reset reset.log
- NETSH int ipv6 reset reset.log
Once you are done with the above commands, close the command prompt, and it is recommended that you reboot your computer.
Method 8: Clear The Browser Cache Or Reinstall Browser
There is a fair possibility that your browser is the one causing this error.
However, before clearing the data from your browser, make sure if it is only Google Chrome, or other browsers are also facing the same issue. Try using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, and if no such error prevails, this means Google Chrome itself is faulty.
To make your google chrome work again, it is recommended to clear history, caches, and cookies. It is always important to keep a backup of google chrome before cleaning up. You might want to retrieve some useful information later.
Follow these steps to clean up Google Chrome:
- To clear the cache, locate the three vertical dots on the top right corner of your Google Chrome and click that button.
- Select “more tools” from the drop-down menu.
- Select the “Clear Browsing Data” option from the menu that pops further.
- Once the “Clear Browsing Data” window opens, you can remove the data according to your choice. It allows you to select time ranges of the data you want to clear such as past day, past hour, etc.
- Once you are done selecting which data you want to remove, click the “Clear Browsing Data” button.
Don’t want to follow this long method? We got you covered with these easy shortcuts:
- To open the “Clear Browsing Data” window, copy and paste this URL “chrome://settings/clearBrowserData” in your address bar and press enter.
- Or press Ctrl+Shift+Del.
If the above-mentioned procedure doesn’t fix your problem, you might have to uninstall Google Chrome from your PC and reinstall it afterwards.
If there is still no luck even after trying other browsers, the error must be occurring due to some other underlying reasons. It is recommended to try other methods mentioned in this article.
Method 9: Reboot Router Or Reset It
Rebooting the router can help resolve your problem as well. The solution is quite simple and requires you to log in to your router. If you’re unaware of how to do it, here’s a list of steps you can follow:
- Visit the router’s settings in the browser at the specific IP address.
Here are the IP addresses for some of the most common routers:
- Netgear – http://192.168.0.1.
- TP-link – http://192.168.0.1
- Belkin – http://192.168.2.1
- Micromax – http://192.168.10.1
- 3Com – http://192.168.1.1
- Linksys – http://192.168.1.1
- D-Link – http://192.168.0.1
If your router settings are not listed, try to search for it on Google or ask your ISP.
- Log in to the system using your ID and password. It is ‘admin’ in cases where you’ve not changed it.
- Search the settings to find the ‘Reboot’ option or tab.
- Reboot the router, and it’ll restart in a few minutes.
Method 10: Reset Google Chrome
At times, it is often the browser that is the main culprit and causing the issues while connecting to the desired website. If you’ve tried all the methods we’ve discussed before, we have one last move we can pull to make this work somehow.
Although it might sound drastic, if you reset Google Chrome, it can magically fix things up sometimes. Before you do that, you can take backups of your data, passwords, or bookmarks on your Google account and sync them back in.
Here’s how you can reset your Google Chrome’s settings easily:
- Open a tab on your Google Chrome browser.
- Look to the right and press the three vertical dots you notice. This will open a small popup menu on the right of your screen.
- Press the ‘settings’ option from the menu.
- From the new tab that just opened, scroll down and press the advanced button.
- Scroll further down once the new settings have opened and under the “Reset And Clean Up Settings” header, press the button that says, “Restore settings to their original defaults.”
- Press “Reset Settings” from the dialogue box that just opened up.
- If it asks for further confirmation, go with it and done, your browser is reset to factory settings!
The Bottom Line
Obviously, it is important to fix dns_probe_finished_no_internet or else you won’t be able to enjoy your internet. However, it is quite tricky to fix this error. Therefore, make sure that you follow each method above before running errands for a professional check.