How to fix the Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error that prevents you from surfing Internet in Chrome
How to fix the Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error in Chrome

One of the most common errors with internet connections, which appears with Chrome, is the one with the words Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet.

This is a frequent error that prevents a webpage from loading due to a problem with the default DNS server used by the computer.

While, at times, it is a connection error, it can often be solved in various ways, by resetting network parameters, indicating DNS servers other than the default ones, restarting or resetting the router or correcting Chrome errors. So, if you try to open a website and you see the white error page written Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet or even with the word DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN (which is a different error but resolvable with the same solutions), we see the solutions restore the internet connection and make sure to go back to surfing without interruption.

1) Verifying the Internet connection 

First of all, it is better to check that the connection is active and working, otherwise any other step could be useless.

To do this, you can use the internal control tool of Windows 10 (located in Settings >Network and Internet > Network Troubleshooting ) or the command prompt.

Then open the command prompt by looking in the Start menu and run the command:
ping -t 4.2.2.2

If this test receives a reply, then the connection is OK and the problem is probably on our side and then to be solved.

2) Changing DNS server parameters 

The first step is to change the default DNS server on the computer with a third-party DNS server such as Google DNS or OpenDNS.

By default, the computer uses the default DNS server that it extracts from the Internet service provider.

However, these default DNS servers are sometimes not stable and do not respond.

While you would do well to report it in customer service or by calling the internet provider’s call center, it is worthwhile to replace the default DNS server immediately.

In another article there is the guide on how to change DNS in PC which, in short, is done like this:

Open the Windows Control Panel, go to the Network and Sharing Center, click on Change tab settings on the left side, then use the right button on the active connection to go to Properties.

Then select TCP/IP internet protocol v4, click on Properties, click on Use the following DNS servers and write the two Google DNS addresses which are:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
Press OK and try surfing.

After you change the DNS server, update the Web site to see if the error has still occurred.
Sometimes, after modifying the DNS, it is also necessary to delete/clear all the DNS cache to make it work.

To clear the DNS cache on Windows, open the command prompt again and type:
ipconfig/flushdns
and then press Enter

3) Clear history, cached files and Google Chrome cookies 

Before removing Google Chrome data, to see if the internet works correctly, it is better to try the same site with other browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera or Microsoft Edge (where the page will not say Dns Probe Finished No Internet, but it will signal a generic connection error).

If the problem is only in Chrome, then it is worth correcting any internal errors by deleting all the temporary files it loads, otherwise this step is probably superfluous (even if it’s always good).

To clean up your browsing history, cached files and Google Chrome cookies, go to the main menu from the button with three dots at the top right, then on Other tools, and on “Clear browsing data ” or press together Ctrl-Shift-Delete.

Select all, edit in Time interval, All and press the Delete data button.

Another problem with Chrome can be related to the prediction function of the addresses entered.

You can then try to disable it by going to Settings, then expand the advanced settings and find the option Use a prediction service to speed up the loading of pages.

Turn off the switch and restart Chrome.

4) If the two previous methods did not work, you can try to fix the Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error in Google Chrome with some network commands that allow you to restore and renew the local IP address.

Then open the command prompt from the Start menu (or press the Windows + R keys together, type cmd.exe and press Enter) and run these commands one by one, pressing Enter each after one:
ipconfig/release
ipconfig/all
ipconfig/flushdns
ipconfig/renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

Restart the PC and try.

5) Restart the router or modem 

Before restarting, resetting or changing the router or modem settings, you need to check and verify the scope of the error

If it only happens in the Google Chrome browser, and not in Firefox or Edge, the solution is definitely not this and it’s better to go back to step 3.

However, if the whole computer is not able to access the Internet, including browsers, apps, and -mail, try restarting the router or the modem can help.

To do it in perfect way, it is advisable to disconnect the power cable of the router or modem from the electrical outlet, wait at least five minutes and then reconnect it.

5) Uninstall Firewall and disable the antivirus if it has the function of filtering the internet traffic.

Sometimes, firewall applications or security programs can block certain websites.
Then try temporarily disabling these applications to see if they cause this error.

Conclusion 

So, in conclusion, to repair DNS Probe Finished No Internet (or Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet), follow these steps:

– Replace the default DNS server with a third-party DNS server.
– Clear the DNS cache.
– Clean temporary files, cookies and Google Chrome history cached
– Use the command prompt to perform commands to reset the network.
– Restart the router or modem
– Uninstall or disable security programs and the firewall.



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