So, we’re chillin’ with our computer and bam! The error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET” appears on our browser, thwarting our internet surfing. No worries! I’m here, and we’re going to troubleshoot this together, step by step.
Step 1: Basic Checks
First, I’d check to make sure we’re connected to the internet. A quick glance at the network icon (bottom-right on the taskbar) will tell us that. If there’s a tiny warning triangle or no connection, I’d ensure the Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable is properly connected.
Step 2: Quick Restart
Before we delve deeper, I’d suggest a quick restart of both our computer and router. Sometimes, this simple act can clear out any minor network hiccups.
Step 3: DNS Flush and Renew
Let’s clear the old DNS cache and renew our IP.
- I’d hit
Windows + Xand click on “Windows PowerShell (Admin)”.
- In the console, I’d type:
Enterto flush the DNS.
- Next, I’d type:
Enterto renew our IP address.
Step 4: DNS Change
If flushing didn’t do the trick, let’s try using another DNS server, like Google’s.
- I’d guide us to “Control Panel” > “Network and Sharing Center” > “Change adapter settings”.
- Then, I’d right-click on our connection (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and choose “Properties”.
- I’d click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and then “Properties”.
- We’d switch to “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter
184.108.40.206as the preferred and
220.127.116.11as the alternate DNS server.
- I’d click “OK” to save and exit.
Step 5: Disable VPN/Proxy
If we’re using a VPN or proxy, it might be causing the issue. I’d temporarily disable it to check if the error persists without it.
Step 6: Browser Reset
Sometimes, the browser settings could be the culprit.
- I’d go into our browser settings and look for a “reset” or “restore settings to their original defaults” option.
- After the reset, I’d restart the browser and check if the error is resolved.
Step 7: Network Reset
Still no luck? Let’s try a complete network reset.
- I’d go to “Settings” > “Network & Internet” > “Status”.
- Scroll down, and I’d click on “Network reset”.
- I’d click “Reset now”, and after the reset, our computer will restart.
Step 8: Check Firewall and Antivirus
Our firewall or antivirus might be blocking our internet access. I’d temporarily disable it to check. If the internet works without it, we might need to add an exception for our browser or consider using a different security program.
Step 9: Update Network Driver
Outdated network drivers might be the issue.
- I’d right-click on “Start” and go to “Device Manager”.
- In the “Network adapters” section, I’d right-click our network adapter and select “Update driver”.
- I’d choose “Search automatically for updated driver software” and follow the prompts.
And voilà! Hopefully, by this step, we’ve managed to vanquish that DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error, and we’re back to enjoying our internet adventures.