Sometimes when you are trying to connect to the internet, due to some issue, you get to see the DNS_PROBE-FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error where it says “The Webpage is not available” with a dinosaur symbol. This is not a major issue and it simply means you need to look if the DNS (Domain Name Server) is causing the issue. No matter what device you are using, a windows system, A Mac or Android. We’ve written about the fix for each device.
Before you read the fix to this issue. Make sure you have no issues like
- No internet connection
- Router issue
- Wire problem
- Router IP issue
Do check if your router is working properly. You can also check in the default settings of your router. Use the below login IPs to check:
D-Link – http://192.168.0.1.
3Com — http://192.168.1.1.
Netgear — http://192.168.0.1.
Micromax — http://192.168.10.1.
Linksys — http://192.168.1.1.
Belkin — http://192.168.2.1
Only once you have checked and found no issue, go ahead and read the fix for your device.
Resolve DNS probe finished no internet issue on Windows
Method 1: Clear Browser Cache Of Google Chrome
The DNS probe issue may sometimes arise due to too much cache data. You generally prefer using Chrome for instant browsing. But, you hardly clear its cache, cookies, or browsing history. So, clearing all the three is the primary thing you should do to avoid the DNS probe issue, or any error notification on Chrome.
Here is what to do to clear cookies, history, and cache of Chrome on Windows device:
- Open the Google Chrome browser
- Hit on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen. Then click History
- Next, hit on Clear Browsing Data
- Then change the time scale to All time and check all the boxes of both Advanced and Basic
- Click on Clear Data and hold on for a few moments until all the data is removed. Then check whether the DNS probe issue is resolved or not.
Method 2: Flush DNS With Command Prompt
Sometimes, the DNS probe error may occur due to obsolete DNS cache of your Windows device. If so, then do flush DNS with CMD. Doing this, will clean the DNS cache data. Also, it will redirect you to correct the IP address once you access any website.
Here is how to flush DNS with CMD commands:
(i) Launch command prompt on your Windows P.C. as admin
(ii) Type the following the cmd dialog:
(iii) Reboot your P.C. to allow the above command to make changes
Well, that is all.
Method 3: Reset Transmission Control Protocol, Internet Protocol
This is another effective way to fix DNS probe error message issue. All you have to do is to reset the TCP, IP using command trick. Simply, access CMD with admin and type the following data as in the order below:
netsh int ip set dns
Next, reboot the P.C. Finally, reset the settings of both TCP and IP to fix the DNS probe issue on the system.
Method 4: Modify DNS
Customized DNS is another good alternative to fix any error linked with internet connectivity. Well, a proper DNS server is what you need to improve the internet connection and speed in minutes.
It is generally better to shift the default DNS of your Windows P.C. to Google DNS. Simply, follow the below instructions to do so:
1. Right-click on the icon of network tray and hit Open Network and Sharing Center
2. Next, select your network and Properties
3. Then double click on IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4)
4. Select Use the following DNS server addresses
5. Type 8.8.8 in your Preferred DNS server and in the Alternate server, enter 188.8.131.52
Method 5: Install The Browser Again
In case, none of the above methods are fruitful, reinstall Google Chrome. Then check if the DNS probe issue still persists or not.
Resolve DNS Probe Finished No Internet error on Mac
Mac users, who mostly prefer Safari for browsing purposes, usually don’t face the above issue as much as those using Chrome on Mac.
So, here are what you need to do, in case, you have set Chrome as your main browser on Mac:
Method 1: Remove Cache Data, Cookies, And Browsing History
The working of Google Chrome is the same as it is on Windows device. So, the approaches are more or less the same.
(i) Launch Google Chrome Settings on your Mac device
(ii) Hit History and hold on Y + Command keys to access it.
(iii) Next, hit Clear Browsing Data
(iv) Then check all the boxes of both Basic and Advanced tabs
(v) Hit the Clear Data option to delete cookies and cache data
Method 2: Modify Settings Of Both TCP And IP
If the above method doesn’t work out, check the error by changing TCP/IP settings from the system preferences of your Mac device.
Here is how to do that:
(i) Go to System Preferences followed by Network
(ii) Choose Advanced option from Wi-Fi/Ethernet
(iii) Shift from Configure IPv4 option to Using DHCP within TCP/IP section
(iv) Finally, hit Renew DHCP Lease
If you still find the error, restart your internet modem. Then deactivate the Antivirus application you are using (if any).
Fix DNS Probe Error Message Issue on Android
The very same issue occurs in Chrome on Android systems as well. Whether it be a smartphone or tablet, here are the following solutions to fix the DNS issue:
Method 1: Clear Browsing History, Cache and Cookies
The error message- DNS probe finished no internet- show up for not clearing cache data regularly. So, make sure to clean the cache, cookies and history by the following steps:
1. Access Google Chrome on your Android device. Then tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen
2. Hit the History option
3. Next, modify the time span to All time
4. Tick all the boxes of both Advanced and Basic tabs
5. Hit the clear data option. Then check whether you are still getting the DNS error message or not.
Method 2: Clear Chrome Data
Any app data is generally stored as cache data in Android devices. The cache files include login details, usage activities, app setup, and other added internal data. All these details will be stored in SQLite or XML databases and are generated every time you use the app. Removing the app data and its cache will automatically reset the app to default mode. This will help fix the DNS probe issue as well.
Here are the steps to do so:
(i) Go to Settings of your Android device
(ii) Hit Apps and select Google Chrome browser
(iii) Next, check Clear Data and Clear Cache options under Storage section
After you are done following the above instructions, newly setup the Chrome browser. This will successfully prevent the DNS probe issue from occurring further.
Now that you know the fix for DNS_PROBE-FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error, go ahead and see if your net is working. If you found a better fix, do let us know in the comment section. We’re always on the hunt to find the best fix for issues related to internet.