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DNS Probe Finished No Internet There is no internet connection (Solved)

Clearing the DNS cache can refresh the translation process, potentially resolving the DNS Probe Finished No Internet error caused by outdated or incorrect information.

One of the very common errors in Google Chrome is DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET and the message that there is no internet connection. As a result, it turns out that the Internet on the computer works, but the sites don’t open in any browser. This error usually means your browser is struggling to find the correct address for the website you’re trying to visit due to a DNS resolution issue. Here The DNS (Domain name system), is responsible for translating human-readable web addresses into machine-readable IP addresses. Problems with DNS client service, network connections, firewall settings or incorrect DNS configurations can disrupt the translation process and result DNS Probe Finished No Internet. Let’s explore the solutions to fix the problem and restore internet access on your PC.

DNS probe finished no internet

Based on my own experience, I can say that fixing this problem is not difficult. There are several tried and tested solutions that should work. But first, go through these points carefully:

  • If you see this error when you visit one specific site (and other resources open), then most likely the problem is on the server side where this site is hosted. Try opening it on another device or through a different connection.
  • Try restarting your computer and router. If you connect to the internet via a router. Check physical connections for any loose cables. If on Wi-Fi, move closer to the router or consider using a wired connection for testing.
  • If possible, you can try to connect to the Internet in a different way. For example, over another Wi-Fi network. This way we can exclude or confirm the occurrence of the “DNS probe finished no Internet” error due to the fault of the provider or router.
  • Ensure your network connection is stable and all physical connections (like Ethernet cables or Wi-Fi signals) are strong and functioning properly. Weak or unstable connections can hinder communication with DNS servers.

If you checked all of the above points, and the error still remains, then let’s move on to more serious solutions. And we’ll start with the most effective ones.

Change DNS server addresses and reset the DNS cache

The first thing to try with this error is to establish exactly working DNS servers, for example from Google.

  • To quickly open the “Network Connections” window, press the Win + R key combination, enter the ncpa.cpl command and click OK.
  • A list of connections will open, right-click on your active Internet connection and select Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
  • Check the box “Use the following DNS server addresses” and specify the addresses and and then apply the settings.

Change DNS address

Over time, the DNS cache on your computer may accumulate outdated or incorrect information. Clearing it can help refresh the DNS lookup process.

  • Run Command Prompt as Administrator and type ipconfig /flushdns and press the enter key.

Flush DNS Cache

  • Also, open Google Chrome and paste in the address bar: chrome://net-internals/#dns hit the enter key, and Click the “Clear host cache” button.

Clear host cache

Now check if this helps fix the dns_probe_finished_no_internet on your PC.

Reset Winsock and TCP/IP

In case the problem persists after the previous method, run Command Prompt as administrator (as described earlier), and then enter the following commands in order, pressing Enter after each:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset

After running these commands, close Command Prompt and restart your computer or laptop and check if this help fix dns_probe_finished_no_internet on chrome.

Check DNS client service

The DNS Client service is responsible for the operation of DNS in Windows. You need to check if it works.

Ensure the DNS Client service is running and set to start automatically. It helps in efficient DNS resolution.

  • Press the Win+R key combination, type services.msc and press Enter.
  • In the list of services, find the DNS Client service. Check if it is running.
  • If the service is disabled, double-click on it, set the startup type to “Automatic” and start it.

Restart DNS client service

As a result, we again check if the error has been fixed. If still not ?, go to the next method.

Review Firewall Settings

Verify that your firewall or security software isn’t overly restrictive, as it may be blocking your browser’s access to the internet. Adjusting firewall settings can help resolve this issue dns_probe_finished_no_internet.

  • Open your firewall or security software settings.
  • Look for any rules or configurations related to internet access.
  • Temporarily disable or adjust settings to allow browser access.

Malicious software or adware can alter DNS settings, leading to DNS-related errors like this one. Performing a thorough scan for malware can help identify and remove any potential threats.

Reset network settings

In the worst case, when none of the options helped, it is worth using the last resort, it is a complete reset of the user connection settings.

  • Press the key combination Win + I to open the “Settings”, in which select “Network & Internet”.
  • Go to the “Status” tab, where use the link “Network reset”.
  • Then click “Reset Now”.


Outdated software can sometimes lead to compatibility issues, including DNS-related errors. Ensuring your operating system and browser are up-to-date can help resolve such problems.

In addition consider trying a different browser, disabling browser extensions, checking the hosts file, running network troubleshooters, resetting the router, and contacting your ISP if needed.

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