Are you getting DNS probe finished no internet error while browsing the internet? I know it’s quite frustrating when a DNS server error interrupts your workflow or become a hurdle in your game. If you are facing this same issue, then don’t worry. We have prepared this list of all possible options that you can try to solve the “Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet” issue. Before we begin with the tutorial to solve this issue, let’s talk about why this error occurs? This DNS error occurs due to multiple reasons like cache accumulation, change in DNS address and much more. So now without wasting any further time, let’s straight dive into the solution so that you can get rid of this disturbing error-
5 Ways to Fix DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error
Way 1: Clear Browser Cache & Data
The very first thing that you should do in order to solve the no internet connection error is to clear the cache and cookies of your browser. Many times it’s only the cache which creates the hindrance in connecting to the internet. You can clear the cache manually or you can use a software like CCleaner to clear cache, temp and other stuff of all your browsers.
To clear the cache of the Google Chrome browser by yourself, you can simply go to the settings > then scroll down to advanced settings option> then under the advanced settings section see the Privacy and Security options> at the last of privacy and security you’ll find an option “Clear Browsing Data”. With this option, you’ll be able to clear the cache and cookies of your Google Chrome browser without any software.
If this option works fine for you, then congratulations you are lucky mate 🙂 In case it fails to resolve your issues, jump over to the next way.
Way 2: Solving With Command Prompt
The 2nd way is to solve the DNS probe finished no internet error by using CMD. Below are the steps that you need to perform in order to fix the internet connection error-
Step 1: Open the Windows search bar and search for “CMD”. Also, you can press Windows+R key to open the Run box and here you can type cmd to open the command prompt. Note: CMD should be opened as administrator. For more clarification, see the image below:
Step 2: Once you have opened the command prompt, type “netsh winsock reset” and press ENTER.
Step 3: After pressing ENTER, restart your system and check if the method resolved no internet connection issue. If it does not resolve, then follow the process given below-
The process to follow if the problem is not resolved after performing Steps 1, 2 and 3:
Sometimes, it the IP of your system that creates issues while connecting to the internet. Try releasing it and renewing it by following the below-given steps:
Step 1: Open Command Prompt or CMD again (as administrator)
Step 2: Type in ipconfig /release and press ENTER.
Note: There is a space between ipconfig and forward slash “/”
Step 3: After the output of Step 2, type ipconfig /renew and press ENTER again.
Step 4: Now the final step after renewing the IP is to flush the DNS to solve the problem. In order to flush the DNS, type ipconfig /flushdns and press ENTER
Once you have performed all the above steps, restart your system and check if your problem is resolved. 98% times the problems are solved by this step, but in case you are still facing the problem don’t worry we have other ways too. Jump over to Way 3 for further instructions.
Way 3: Solving By Changing DNS Address
The third method to solve the DNS probe error is by changing the DNS address. In this method, you need to change the DNS Server Address to open Address. Below are steps given that you can follow to change the Address to open Address:
Step 1: Open “Network and Sharing Center” on your PC by searching for it the Windows search bar or by clicking the option from windows taskbar.
Step 2: Look for the “Local Area Connection and open its properties by right click”
Step 3: Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and press Properties again
Step 4: Choose “Use the following DNS server addresses” radio button to enter the Address
Step 5: Enter “126.96.36.199” in the first box and “188.8.131.52” in the second box and check on the box that says to validate it.
Step 6: After performing steps from 1 to 5, hit ok to save all that you have done.
Try to reload the webpage now and check if the error is resolved or not. Hopefully, you have resolved your error now. By any chance, you aren’t able to solve the issue, check out the other methods given below.
Way 4: Reset & Restart Your Router
Once you have performed all the methods from way 1 to way 3, its time for you to reset and restart your browser. In order to reset the router settings, you can view your router setting by opening the router page with below-given URLs. Note that the by-default username and password of all router is “admin”.
- TP-link – http://192.168.0.1
- Linksys – http://192.168.1.1
- 3Com – http://192.168.1.1
- D-Link – http://192.168.0.1
- Belkin – http://192.168.2.1
- Netgear – http://192.168.0.1.
- Micromax – http://192.168.10.1
Way 5: Check Internet Security and Firewall Settings
Your internet and firewall settings can also cause this DNS error by blocking the malicious website. Make sure the website you are visiting is safe and virus free. Check firewall and internet settings and make sure they are all set to normal.
So these were the 5 ways that you can use to fix the “DNS probe finished no internet error”. If you have any doubt, you can definitely comment below or reach out to us using our contact form. We’ll be happy to help you with all your problems.