We have discussed a couple of Internet connection issues before, but this article’s sole purpose is to try and fix the DNS probe finished no internet issue on Google Chrome. The solutions mentioned in this article should work for all browsers, so if you are looking to solve this issue on any other browsers, please continue reading.
Basically, the DNS probe finished no internet error suggests that the device you are trying to access the internet, does not have an internet connection at all or is having trouble reaching the specific website or service. Either way, let’s see some of the things you should look into before trying to get into troubleshooting this problem.
How Do I Fix The DNS Probe Finished No Internet on Windows 10/11?
Before you start troubleshooting, please follow the below-mentioned basic troubleshooting steps before getting any further. Sometimes, this can also be caused by a DNS server error on your computer or the remote server.
This might help you resolve the dns_probe_finished_no_internet issue more quicker.
- First check if your device, be it your computer or your other device, has an internet connection. For e.g. If you use WiFi to access the internet connection, make sure that you are properly connected to the access point, and your system is using a LAN connection, make sure the LAN cable is plugged in and has power.
- Despite a proper connection to the access point, if you are seeing a “Limited connection” icon for the connection there is some issue with the internet connection itself.
- To solve, this kind of error just restart your router physically or access the router’s options page from a browser and see if all the settings are correct, and reboot the router.
- If you’ve got no idea how to troubleshoot your router, get some help from someone who does.
- Try connecting to the internet and the service specifically from any other mobile device or computer.
- If the problem is of the router or the internet connection and not your computer, proceed with the following mentioned measures to try and solve this issue.
If you have other shared devices that are on the same network, check if they are facing any internet issues. For eg, if your printer is not responding or something similar.
1. Is The Website Down Just For You?
- Open Command Prompt in administrator mode first.
- Open the start menu and search for “CMD”. Right-click on CMD and click on “Run As Administrator” and select “Yes”.
- After getting into CMD, execute the following commands by simply copying and pasting.
- First, let’s see if the internet is working.
i) Ping google.com –t
ii) Ping yahoo.com –t
iii) Ping facebook.com –t
- Finally, ping the website that is giving you the dns_probe_finished_no_internet error.
If your internet connection is fine, you should see the “Request Timeout” error for only the final website.
Alternatively, visit https://downdetector.com.au/ and enter the URL of the website you are trying to visit. You will see if other users around the globe are facing any issues with the website.
If not, there is a problem with your internet connection or your wifi router, contact your ISP and ask for assistance.
2. CMD Commands To Fix DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet
- Go to start, or click on the search bar on the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Type in “CMD”, right click on “Command prompt” and click on “Run as administrator”
- Enter the following commands, one at a time in the same order they are written below.
netsh winsock reset ipconfig /flushdns netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew
Finally, do not forget to restart your computer after executing these commands, before checking to see if the issue has been solved.
Now check to see if you are still receiving the DNS probe finished no internet error after restarting the system, if yes, move on to another solution.
3. Reset Network Settings on Windows 10/11
Windows 10 and Windows 11 allow their users to reset just the network settings to their factory default settings. Yes and it’s only available for Windows 10/11 devices at the time of writing this article.
If you own an iPhone, they have a network reset settings option. This is quite similar to that process.
Follow along to learn how to reset network settings on windows 10 and possibly solve your DNS probe finished no internet issue.
- Open the start menu or click on the search bar at the bottom left corner of the screen and type “network reset”. Click on the “Network Reset” icon.
- In the new window that opens, click on the “Reset now” button.
- Finally, click on “Yes” and confirm that you want to reset your network settings.
The system needs to be restarted to make sure the network reset takes place properly. After the reset, the probability of getting that network error is minimal.
4. Is DHCP Enabled For iPv4 Connections
In the previous step, you reset the DNS address and the IP addresses, but if you are forcing your PC to use a certain DNS server address or an IP address, it might not be fixed.
- We advise you to revert the settings back to default i.e, obtain an address automatically
- Open the control panel from the start. Or open RUN and type “control” and hit enter.
- Open “network and sharing center”.
- Select “Change adapter settings”.
- From the next window, choose the network adapter that you use to connect to the internet and Right-click > Properties.
- Now from the next window that pops up, open up IPv6 and IPV4 settings in turns.
- For each of them, select “Obtain an address automatically” and also “Obtain a DNS automatically” and save.
- After this, you might need to execute the above-mentioned commands to reset the IP address and DNS once again.
5. Using Open DNS To Fix DNS Probe Finished No Internet
- If none of the above-mentioned methods tend to work, you might as well try and use Google’s Open DNS server address.
- Open control panel and open network and sharing center.
- Select Change adapter settings.
- Choose the adapter that you use to connect to the internet and right click on it and go to properties.
- From the window that pops up, open up IPv4 by double clicking on it.
- Now you must see that the option “Obtain a DNS server address automatically should be selected.
- What I want you to do is, I want you to select the option just under that reads “Use the following DNS Server Address.
- Now enter the preferred DNS server address in the boxes that get unlocked.
- If you want to use Google’s Open DNS server address, i.e. 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Hit “OK” apply and restart your device by right clicking on the adapter and disabling it and re-enabling it after.
6. Rogue Killer And SENDORI
I have read on lots of forums that users have found “Rougekiller” to be the solution. It totally makes sense as we are connected to the internet, chances are our system might get infected with malware or viruses. This malware might reside in our memory and restrict the system from complete access to the internet.
Sometimes malware are also a cause of system thread BSOD error on windows.
Download Rougekiller, install it on the infected system, and scan if any threats persist on your computer.
Another malware that might be the reason for most of your internet and DNS issues is SENDORI. SENDORI messes up your DNS settings and as a result, your internet connection as well resulting in DNS probe finished no internet error. To remove this malware, use an updated antivirus (free on might do).
Alternatively, open up your computer in Safe mode and uninstall software named SENDORI that might be on your applications list.
If none of these solves your DNS probe finished no internet issue, just relax and reboot your router and contact your ISP.
Because in most cases, the problem is mostly in the ISP or the website’s server-side and we can do nothing about it.
Please do not forget to let us know if any of these solutions proved helpful for you and do leave comments below so that we will be able to add more value to this article.