Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser that most of the computer savvy users have it installed. It is fast, and comes with so many features. You can also add thousands of extensions to your Google Chrome browser from Chrome web store. Well, we are not here to discuss how useful Google Chrome is, but to guide you how the Chrome error “DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet” can be fixed.
Error in Google Chrome that doesn’t allow to use Internet
While surfing internet on Google Chrome, you may see the following error;
Check your Internet connection
Check any cables and reboot any routers, modems, or other network devices you may be using.”
Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings
If it is already listed as a program allowed to access the network, try removing it from the list and adding it again.”
Why DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error occurs
There could be various reasons behind this. Usually this error occurs due to internet connection issue, and in some cases if your system got infected or you have blocked network access for Chrome by mistake, and you don’t even know. Whatever the situation is, it can still be fixed.
How to fix DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error in Google Chrome
Some users may get sick of such error and try to reinstall OS, but reinstalling OS for each and every issue is not a solution. This error on Chrome can be fixed easily.
The method we are about to explain works on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. If you are running any other version of Windows OS, you can still try.
Launch Command Prompt on Windows with Administrative access. If you don’t know where is it, just press Windows+R key, type cmd, and hit Enter button. You can also type cmd in search, and click Command Prompt to run. Now type these six command line one by one, and after each command you need to press Enter key
- Type ipconfig /release and then hit Enter
- Type ipconfig /all and Press Enter key
- Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter
- Type ipconfig /renew and Press Enter
- Type netsh int ip set dns and hit Enter
- Finally, type netsh winsock reset and press Enter key
Now Restart your computer, and run Google Chrome, and browse any website. The issue should be fixed now
Launch device manager on your Windows computer. You can simply type Windows + R key, and then type devmgmt.msc in the search field, and hit Enter key. Once Device manager is launched, follow these steps;
- Look for Network Adaptor, and click the arrow sign to expand
- Right-click on your network driver, and click Update Driver Software (if the drivee has yellow color sign or mark on it, click uninstall, and reinstall Network Driver)
- In the next Window, you will have two options; one of them will search for Driver Update Automatically that has very rare chance to update the network adaptor. You should download the driver from the website of the computer manufacturer (if you don’t have it on system), then click Browse my computer for driver software
- In the next page you need to hit browse button, and locate the driver file from your system, and hit Next. Follow the screen prompt, and update the driver
- Once the driver is updated, restart your computer. Now check Google Chrome whether the issue has been fixed or not
Update DNS settings on your computer. We have already explained how you can do that in our other article that is related to Google Chrome Error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG. Please read the article, and follow the instruction.
In most of the cases command prompt solution (method 1) resolves the issue, and if it doesn’t, method 2 and 3 will certainly do. If you are still facing issue, try these to fix the issue
- Try disabling website filtering app (if you have already enabled)
- Reboot your WiFi router, and then try to access
- Check Firewall and Antivirus, and allow Network Access to Google Chrome without putting any restriction
Still facing issue ? You should read this article; How to fix DNS Server Not Responding error.