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When you see the dns_probe_finished_no_internet error in Google Chrome, it means that your computer no longer connected to the internet.

If you’re a frequent Internet user, chances are you might have experienced this issue quite a lot of times.

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There are many reasons why you’re seeing the DNS Probe Finished No Internet error on your computer, and it can be very annoying if you’ve no idea how to fix this error.

In this article, we’ll be discussing the common causes and fixes for DNS Probe Finished No Internet error in Chrome.

What Causes DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error?

The main reason for DNS errors is the misconfigurations in your computer’s network setup. It can also be due to errors in the APN settings or DNS setting.

These types of DNS errors can be fixed depending on the cause. While applying the fixes, make sure you do not mess with the default system settings. If in any case, you meddle with the settings, it can lead to a completely disabled internet connection.

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Additionally, you might end up getting more errors to resolve. So, it is important to carefully follow the fixes given in this article or call an expert.

#1: Check Your Internet Connection

Check Your Internet Connection

Oftentimes, dns_probe_finished_no_internet is due to the internet and not your browser. In such a scenario, check the internet connectivity to make sure it is working.

Here are the steps to check the internet connectivity.

  • Press Windows key + R, to open a command window
  • From the command window type cmd and hit enter
  • In the command prompt window, type ping 4.2.2.2 -t and press enter

You will now see the reply from 4.2.2.2 bytes=32 time=119ms TTL=53 in the command prompt window.

If you have used “-t” the lines will keep repeating an indicator that the internet is working fine and the problem could be somewhere else.

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#2: Using Command Prompt

Using Command Prompt

Command prompt has been a handy tool in the Windows ecosystem. Using CMD, you can execute high-level commands that can modify the settings and behavior of the Windows operating system.

If you are facing the DNS Probe Finished No Internet error, you can use the command prompt to get the error resolved.

Note: If you updated your Operating System to the latest Windows 10, the command prompt is referred to as Windows PowerShell. It is an advanced form of command prompt.

Follow these steps:

  • Click on start menu and search for CMD
  • Right-Click on it and select run as administrator
  • Once the command prompt window opens type in the following commands and press enter:
netsh Winsock reset

Once the command completes executing, restart your PC.

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This procedure should be able to help solve the problem of dns_probe_finished_no_internet. Once your PC restarts, try browsing the internet. If you are still not able to connect, follow the next method.

3: Change Your DNS setting to Google DNS

Changing your default DNS settings to Google DNS is an alternative way to solve this error. The main benefit of using Google DNS is that it is secure, fast and less prone to errors. Follow these steps to change your DNS settings.

  • Right-Click on windows logo and select Network Connection. In case you are using windows 10, then you will need to click on change adapter options in the new menu.
  • Right click on your internet connection and select Properties.
  • From properties, scroll down and look for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4).
  • Double click to open it.
  • Once on the new menu, select Use the Following DNS Server Address, and then enter the following numbers:
    • Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
    • Alternate DNS Server 8.8.4.4
  • Press OK and Close the window.

For the settings to take effect, we recommend you restart your PC. Upon reboot, the error should be solved. However, if you are still experiencing the error, you may want to move on to the next method.


#4: Update Drivers

Driver malfunction is always a rarity; thus, most people always overlook it. DNS_Finished_Probe_No_Internet may occur as result of outdated network drivers.

Updating Drivers

To update your drivers follow these steps.

  • Press Windows + R key to open the run menu
  • From the search bar, type devmgmt.msc and press enter
  • A device management window will open up, and once done look for Network adapter on the list
  • Right click on Update Driver Software from the drop-down menu
  • Choose the option Browse my computer for driver software
  • Next, choose let me pick from the list of device drivers on my PC
  • Select the compatible hardware and then click next

Once the process is complete, you will get a successful dialog box.

Final Step

If you have successfully followed the above methods and still you are unable to browse the internet, you could consider connecting another device to your router to be sure that the error is device specific and not your router.

If you are unable to use another device too, then the problem is with the router. To resolve the router error, consider restarting.

The main problem with dns_probe_finished_no_internet is that they are hard to fix and can have multiple causes have there are very many solutions to the problem. Try out the methods and get the problem solved.

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