How To Fix dns_probe_finished_no_internet Chrome – Step By Step Guide

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dns_probe_finished_no_internet comes up on Google Chrome mostly when you do not have an internet connection. DNS stands for Domain Name System which loads the web pages from the host servers. But there are times when your internet is active but for some reason, Google Chrome is unable to connect with the DNS. Here we will see the possible solutions to resolve the issue.

How To Fix dns_probe_finished_no_internet for Google Chrome

1. Clear DNS Cache of Google Chrome

The easiest solution is to clear DNS Cache files of Chrome. To do that, follow the instruction below.

  • Visit the URL ‘chrome://net-internals/#dns’ from Chrome.
  • Click on ‘Clear-Host Cache’ button next to the Host resolver cache.

Now your internet should be able to connect with Google Chrome properly. If not continue through the other steps.

2. Change DNS Protocol Settings

Change DNS Protocol Settings
Change DNS Protocol Settings
  • Press Windows + S.
  • Search ‘ncpa.cpl’ in Windows.
  • Click on it and then click on the Properties button.
  • Look for the option called Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  • Go to the properties of TCP/IPv4.
  • Select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’.
  • Change the Preferred DNS server to 8.8.8.8 and the Alternative DNS server to 8.8.4.4.
  • Restart the browser and check if it is working.
  • If not follow the same methods but change the Preferred DNS server to 1.1.1.1 and Alternative DNS server to 1.0.0.1.

3. Reboot Router

If your router gets overloaded with internet traffic from various devices it might stop working. So restarting the router is another easy way to fix the problem.

4. Update the Chrome Browser

Update the Chrome Browser
Update the Chrome Browser

If your browser is outdated, it might encounter issues to connect to the internet. So updating it is a good idea, also with the update you might get some new features.

  • To update Google Chrome visit chrome://settings/help.
  • Chrome will automatically download the update.
  • Then click on the ‘Restart Chrome’ option to complete the process.

5. Flush your Outdated DNS

If your DNS cache is outdated dns_probe_finished_no_internet error might occur. In that case, you have to manually delete it.

  • Press Windows + R.
  • Type cmd on the Run box.
  • Type ipconfig /flushdns hit Enter.
  • Restart your computer and the problem should be fixed, if not follow along.

Related Article: How to Fix err_network_changed Error in Google Chrome

6. Try resetting TCP, IP

  • Again press Windows + R.
  • Type cmd on the Run box.
  • Run the following and press Enter after every single command.
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /all
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /renew
    netsh int ip set dns
    netsh winsock reset

7. Disable DNS Prediction Services

  • Visit the URL chrome://settings/cookies from Chrome.
  • Scroll down until you find the ‘Preload pages for faster browsing and searching’ setting.
  • Toggle it to off to disable the feature.

If you are on an older variant of Chrome (which you should not after following the article) follow the instruction below instead.

  • Go to settings of Chrome.
  • Scroll down and click on Advanced settings.
  • Look for the option ‘Use Prediction Services to Load the Pages more Quickly’.
  • Toggle it to off to disable the feature.

8. Update Driver

Update Network Driver
Update Network Driver

Updating the network driver could be another solution to the problem.

  • Press Windows + R.
  • Type devmgmt.msc on the Run box.
  • A new window will come up as Device Manager, look for Network Adapter.
  • There could be more than a driver.
  • Right-click and select Update Driver on each of them.
  • Select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’.
  • Restart your system after the update is complete.

9. Chrome Extension Issue

  • Open an incognito window in Google Chrome.
  • Copy and Paste the error generating web address on this window and check if the website loads.
  • If it loads then there is a problem with your Chrome extensions.
  • To fix that, visit the URL chrome://extensions from Chrome.
  • Uncheck all the extensions, or do it one by one and check if the website loads on normal Chrome window.

Wrapping Up

These are all the ways you can fix dns_probe_finished_no_internet problem. If Chrome is still unable to connect to the internet, the last options are to uninstalling the antivirus, disabling the firewall, and to try connecting to the internet in the safe mode.

Although, these are not the most recommended ways as it might bring more problems if you do not properly know what you are doing. So in that case, I will recommend you to check the official help-site of Google Chrome.

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