Before trying to fix a particular problem faced at any point of time, it is always useful to know, what exactly is that problem? Or in other words; what is the nature of that problem.
dns_probe_finished_no_internet” is an error commonly met by Google Chrome users. In this age of technology, where almost everyone from child to old seem to get hooked to techie objects and get lost in its virtual world; it is only too natural that they may meet such problems more than often. But tension not! Here we are to be a helping guide to solve your DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET problem!

How to Fix ‘DNS Probe Finished No Internet’ Error

Upon opening your web browser, you get this page; then beware, its time to replace your DNS server!

There are many ways to solve this error. Described below are some of the simpler ways by which this problem can be eradicated and restore one’s computer/device back to normal.

Default DNS server

One of the possible and most common causes for this error to occur may be primarily a problem in the default DNS server that your computer is using. This DNS server is derived from the Internet Service Provider (ISP). This may be due to the fact that all DNS servers may not always be stable and their responsive levels tend to be quite low. In such circumstances, it is always best to replace the default DNS server with a third party DNS server such as Google’s DNS or OpenDNS among others. The advantages of involving third-party DNS servers are many such as:

  • eliminating DNS errors,
  • ability to use blocked websites,
  • providing protection to both the computer as well as the stored information against malicious viruses and software.

Assuming that this problem has occurred In Windows PC:

  • The first step in the process is to go to Windows and select option ‘Network and Sharing Centre’ (You could also select this by going to Control Panel->Network and Internet-> Network and Sharing Center).
  • The second step in the process is to select the Internet connection that you are currently using and go to Properties. Here, Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) by double tapping on it.
  • Under the ‘Use the following DNS server address’, enter the alternate DNS server you wish to use. Before clicking the ‘OK’ button, check the ‘Validate upon exit’ option. Now click the OK button.

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

After having gone through the above steps, now go to the Command Prompt program and type the following:
This will help clear all the DNS catches currently in use.

Delete/Remove Google Chrome’s History, Cached Files and Cookies

Another way by which this error can be rectified is to delete/remove Google Chrome’s History, cached files, cookies. But before proceeding with this step, it is always advisable to check whether you can access websites from other web browsers. This can be done using such browsers as Mozilla Firefox, Opera and UC Browser. If that is the case, then it means that surely the problem is within your Google Chrome browser. As a result, it is required of you to remove/clean up Google Chrome’s History, Cached files, Cookies.

But at the same time, if you are unable to browse websites from other web browsers as well, then it may due to other causes. As a result, there is no need to remove the history, cached files and cookies of Google Chrome.
In the case of clean-up, it is always advisable to first backup your Google Chrome data and then go ahead for clean-up. You can complete the process of clean-up in a few, simple steps:

  • First click on your web browser icon visible on your desktop.
  • Once the web browser window opens up, select “Menu” option visible on the top right corner of the web page.
  • From the options available, select “More tools” and then “Clear Browsing Data”.
  • A “Clear browsing data” window will open, wherein you can select which data you want to remove. Also, there is an option to select time ranges you want to remove, such as the past hour, past day, past week or the beginning of time.
    This feature is also accessible in Google Chrome where you just simple need to press Ctrl + Shift + Del.

Once you have selected the data that you want to remove, click on the “Clear browsing data” button. That’s it!

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Reboot, Reset or Change Settings of Router/Modem

Yet another method by which this error can be eliminated is by rebooting, resetting or changing the settings of your router/ modem. It is always beneficial yet mandatory to check the scope of the error before getting into the process of reboot, reset and changing the settings of your modem.

Again, as mentioned before, if you can access websites from other web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, then there is no need to continue with this process. At the same time, if your computer is unable to use any applications, websites or even email, then it is mandatory for you to rest the modem, reboot it and change the settings of it as well! It may also be useful if u unplug the power cable of your modem, wait for 5-10 minutes and then plug it to the source of energy.

Role of Unused Applications

Another possibility of such an error to occur may be some used or unused applications which may have a role in blocking particular sites. The reasons for such action may in most cases be unknown to us. In such circumstances, it is required of you to get to know the nature of such apps. If confirmed of their causing trouble, immediately uninstall such applications to avoid further complications in future.

Thus to fix dns_probe_finished_no_internet problem, the following methods can be useful:
1. Replace default DNS server with a third-party DNS server.
2. Clean-up Google Chrome’s History, Cached Files and Cookies
3. Reboot, reset and change settings of your modem
4. Uninstalling applications that may be blocking websites.

The above mentioned methods are quite useful and easy to administer when faced with such problems anywhere and at any point. So make use of these methods and make your computer as well as research free from trouble!!!

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