You will find below some methods to fix the internet connection on your computer, in case you are getting “DNS Probe Finished No Internet” Error message on your computer while trying to browse the internet.
DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error
When your browser displays an error message reading DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet, it is trying to tell you that the DNS server on your computer was unable to process your request as there is no internet connection available.
As explained in our earlier article (DNS Probe Finished NXDOMAIN Error), the browser on your computer needs the help of a DNS service, in order to translate the website address (say YouTube) that you type into the web browser into its equivalent IP address (188.8.131.52).
In this case, the browser is displaying “DNS Probe Finished No Internet” Error message, in order to inform you that it cannot bring the webpage that you had requested as the DNS was unable to provide the IP address of the requested page, mostly due to no internet connection being available.
You will find below some of the methods to fix this problem, as reported by users in internet help forums.
Clear Browser Cache
Clearing the browser cache can help you fix many browser related problems. This solution can help you, in case the Chrome browser on your computer is serving cached images, instead of bringing updated webpages.
1. Open Google Chrome Browser on your computer (In case you are not already there)
2. Next, click on the 3-dots Chrome Menu button located in the upper-right corner of your screen (See image in step 3 below)
3. From the drop-down menu, hover your mouse on More Tools and then click on Clear Browsing Data… option in the side menu (See image below).
4. On the next screen, click on the Down Arrow button next to “Obliterate the following items from” and then click on From beginning of time.
On the same screen, select the type of data that you want to clear from Chrome Browser Cache. You can just choose Cached Images and Files or select more items like Browsing History, Download History and others (See image above).
5. Finally, click on Clear browsing data button to allow Google Chrome to clear all the Cached data from your Computer.
Restart Computer and Router
Follow the steps below to power cycle, both your computer and the Router.
1. Shut down your Computer and also Unplug it from the power source
2. Next, Unplug the Router from its power source
3. Wait for about 5 minutes
4. After 5 minutes, plug back both your Computer and the Router into the power Source,
5. Now, Start your Computer and also the Router.
Wait for the Router to fully restart and see if you are able to connect to the internet.
Flush DNS Cache
Follow the steps below to Flush the DNS Cache, which should fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error on your computer.
1. Right-click on the Windows 10 Start button and then click on Command Prompt (Admin) in the menu that appears.
2. On the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /flushdns and press the enter key.
Once this Command is executed, try to open the webpage that you were trying to access. This time, you should be able to reach the website without encountering any error message from Chrome browser.
Reset Network Adapter (Winsock Reset)
Follow the steps below to Reset the Network Adapter on your Windows 10 computer.
1. Right-click on Windows 10 Start button and then click on Command Prompt (Admin) in the menu that appears.
2. On the Command Prompt window, type netsh winsock reset and press the enter key.
3. Once this Command is executed, Restart your computer.
Change DNS Servers to Google or OpenDNS
You can consider switching from your current DNS provider to Google DNS or OpenDNS, in case the solutions above are not helping or you are frequently encountering DNS errors on your computer.
Both Google and OpenDNS are known to be highly reliable DNS Servers and are likely to be faster than the DNS Servers used by your Internet Service Provider.
1. Right-click your mouse on the WiFi icon located at the bottom right corner of your screen. From the little menu that appears, click on Open Network and Sharing Center Option (See image below).
2. On the Network and Sharing Center Screen, click on your WiFi Network Name (See image below).
3. On the next screen (WiFi Status), click on the Properties option (See image below)
Note: You may be prompted to enter your Admin Password; in case you are not logged in with your Admin Account.
4. On the WiFi Properties screen, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on the Properties button (See image below).
5. On the next screen, first select the option Use the following DNS Server addresses and then enter 184.108.40.206 in the box next to Preferred DNS Server and enter 220.127.116.11 in the box next to Alternate DNS server.
6. Click on OK to save the new DNS Server settings.
With these steps you have successfully changed the DNS Server on your Windows 10 computer to Google DNS. In case you want to use OpenDNS you need to type in 18.104.22.168 in the Preferred DNS server box and 22.214.171.124 in the Alternate DNS Server box.