Fix DNS Error: DNS_Probe_Finished_no_internet on your PC

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Marie-Ange Demory
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During my recent browsing sessions on Windows, I started getting the following error: DNS_Probe_Finished_no_internet

It left me completely in the dark about what was wrong with my connection and I couldn't find any possible solution online. There wasn't much information available on the subject and I had to troubleshoot to fix it. I tried various network and DNS related fixes, hoping the connection worked, but with no luck. Until I changed my DNS got automatically to open DNS servers. While this solution has worked for me, there is no guarantee that it will work for you. Therefore, I will include all possible solutions in this article for you to review, so that you can find the one that fixes your error and helps you establish a working network connection again.



Light: Fix Windows network error, no response from DNS server

With remote control

Open CMD and run the following command.

c:netsh winsock reset

After that, restart your computer.

Change the automatically obtained DNS server to a trusted open DNS server

1- Go to Network Connections

2- Right-click on Local Area Connection (Ethernet). If you are connected to wi-fi, right click on wi-fi.

3- Click on Properties.

4- Select the properties below, to open and view the network properties.

5-Select Internet Protocol version 4 from the available list and click Properties at the bottom right of the window.

6- In the window now open, select and display the General tab.

7- In the general tab, activate the second option which says Use the following DNS server addresses.


8- Now enter the following addresses in their designated locations.


Preferred Server: - >> 208.67.222.222

Server alternativo: – >> 208.67.220.220

9- Check the box that says Validate configuration on exit.

10- Now you can click OK to exit the window.

You have now changed your DNS server address to open DNS servers. A secure network connection can now be established. You can also use various other DNS servers, freely available to the public, the one mentioned above is considered the most reliable. But you can also choose any other server (for example Google dns) according to your wish.

Therefore, you can also implement the following DNS settings.

Preferred Server: - >> 8.8.8.8

Server alternativo: – >> 8.8.4.4

The above solution should fix the finished DNS problem. There are no internet problems for most of you. Users who are not yet able to establish a network connection can also use all the fixes listed below.

Solution 2: Clear your browser cache and reinstall if needed.

The cache is made up of data, personal and public, stored by your browser on your hard drive locally.

When this data accumulates, it can cause problems in your work experience. The cache does not include cookies, you will have to clear them manually. Cookies are data stored by websites on your local hard drive. This data can be infected and malicious files can easily be transferred over this network.

Now you can try deleting locally stored files from your browser and force it to start from a clean slate. I've listed the steps to do this in Mozilla FireFox and Google Chrome below, in just a few simple steps.



Clear the data in FireFox

-> Press Ctrl + Shift + Del and clear the history.

Reset Firefox

-> Click Menu and then click the question mark at the bottom of the open window as shown.

-> Now, click on the troubleshooting information.

-> Finally, click Update Firefox.

Deletion of data and cookies in Google Chrome.

1- Select the configuration in the icon, in the upper right corner.

2- Scroll down and click on Show advanced settings

3- Find the privacy section and click on Delete browsing data

4- Select all checkboxes except passwords and click Delete browsing data.

Chrome will now delete any locally stored cache you have, which should help you get rid of your error.

This should help you erase any recent changes that may have affected your PC. Otherwise, you can try removing and reinstalling the browser.

1- Click the Start button and open the Control Panel.

2- Click on Uninstall a program, in Programs

3- Find your installed browser in the list and right click on it.

4- Select Uninstall and follow the configuration wizard to completely uninstall the browser.

You can now reinstall the browser from scratch and see if that fixed your error. If not, try another solution.

Solution 3: Restart your machine and router.

This is one of the most common solutions that seems to work for almost all network errors. Follow the steps below



1- Click the start button.

2- Click on restart.

3- Turn off the router, by the switch on the back.

4- Turn it back on after 10 sec.

This will restart your PC and router and will likely correct your error.

Note: If this doesn't work, you can try turning the machines off and on again. The difference between power cycle and reboot is the time interval between the two shutdown and reboot procedures. The reboot occurs at the same time, with no time interval between switching off and rebooting the PC or router. Power cycling, on the other hand, is the practice of maintaining a 5 minute time interval between shutting down and restarting each machine.

To turn your PC or router off and on again, turn off the hardware, wait 5 minutes before going, and turn the hardware back on.

Solution 4: clear, release and renew the DNS

You can try clearing the DNS server cache stored locally on your PC and then try clearing and updating it from scratch to try to resolve the error.

1- Click on Start and place the cursor in the search bar.

2- Find Command Prompt and select Command Prompt in the results to open it.

3- Once the window is open, type the following command and press enter

->ipconfig/release

4- Once the system executes the command, type this command

->ipconfig/renew

Press Enter

5- After renewing your DNS, you can now clear it using the following command

->ipconfig / flushdns

This will free, update, and flush the DNS cache in the same sequence.

Solution 5: Uninstall any recently installed website filtering software

We tend to block unwanted sites because they usually contain unwanted content or malware, none of the desired content on your PC. Many third party software helps you to do this. Many third-party ad blockers also filter your traffic to remove ads and other web links registered in the software. These software, while useful, can end up ruining the network connection you have established, rendering it virtually useless. You should start by uninstalling any recently installed ad blocking or website filtering software from your PC. Use the tool available in the control panel to completely remove a particular software from your PC, in this case the content filtering software causing network problems.

One of these fixes should resolve the error of: DNS probe terminated No Internet; if not, you should look for hardware problems and contact your IP to further troubleshoot this issue.

Tip: You can try this solution for Windows XP which seems to solve this problem for most of the users

1- Click the Start button

2- Go to Accessories

3- Right click on the command prompt and run it with administrator privileges.

4- type the following command and hit enter

netsh

5- Once the command processing is finished, enter this second command

winsock restart

Hit enter and let the process run.

6- Once the process is complete, exit the command prompt and restart the operating system

This should also be able to fix the network problem for you 🙂

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