Are you facing DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error? This error comes when you try to browse a website and you have a working internet connection.  We reviewed 100+ answers on various forums and website to get the best solution of this DNS problem and finally in this post we’ll tell you the best possible ways that you can use to get rid of DNS Probe Finished No Internet error.

Look at the image given below to verify if you are getting the same error-

DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error Image
DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error Image

This error can be solved by various methods like changing the automatically obtained DNS servers to Open DNS or by clearing cache your browser; there are several other methods that you can apply to get rid of this issue. Generally, you can solve by the above-written methods but in case you were not able to solve then we have listed here top 5 ways to solve this error. The first method is really effective so, we recommend you to apply that method first.

Top 4 Methods That You Can Apply

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Method 1: Using Command Prompt (Recommended- Best Solution)
Method 2: Clear Browser Cache
Method 3: Reboot Your Router
Method 4: Checking Firewall and Internet Security

1. Using Command Prompt or CMD

You can use a simple line of code in Command Prompt to get rid of this error. You can follow the step by step instruction given below-

Step: 1 Open Command Prompt or CMD (Either by Windows + R or simple typing “CMD” in search bar of your windows)

Note: Make sure you open CMD as administrator. Right click the application’s icon and open it as administrator. (SEE BELOW)

Open CMD as Administrator

Step: 2 Once you have opened it, type in or copy and paste the following code. (SEE BELOW)

netsh winsock reset


Netsh Winsock Reset Command Prompt

Step 3: Now after you enter “netsh winsock reset” it will ask you to restart your computer. (SEE BELOW)

Restart your PC after

Step 4: Now after restarting your computer, try to browse any website you want as this might have solved the error. In case you are still getting the error, then your IP(Internet Protocol) address may also be causing the connection issue and you can release the IP and renew it which might solve that error.

Now to release and renew your IP follow the following steps:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt again

Step 2: Type in command prompt “ipconfig /release” and press enter.

Step 3: Again type “ipconfig /renew” and then again press enter (SEE BELOW)

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*IMPORTANT*: Note the space between ipconfig and /release

The above-given solution might have completely solved your problem, in case you still face the same error, then you can flush the DNS using the command prompt. To flush DNS you can simply type – ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.

After you have done all the steps of this method, restart your computer again and now you can smoothly browse any website without “DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error”‘

Read: How to Fix “DNS Probe Finished Bad Config” Error 

2. Clearing Browser Cache

The other method that you can use to remove error is by clearing the cache and cookies of your browser. Sometimes, when a lot of cache and cookies get accumulated in your browser it slows down the browser causing some DNS issues. You can use a simple shortcut “Ctrl+Shift+Delete” from your keyboard to go to history section to delete all history, cache, and cookies of your browser.

3. Reboot Your Router

In order to solve that DNS Probe error you can also reboot your router from router’s setting options. You can access your router’s settings with the URLs given below for various routers.

Note: By default username and password for all routers is: admin

URL’S of various routers:



Net gear:


4. Checking Firewall and Internet Security

When you face this error, there may be some possibility that your antivirus or system firewall is blocking the access to some particular website due to the presence of some virus or malware on the sites. You can go to control panel>firewall and you can check your firewall setting or if you use any antivirus so make sure that your antivirus is allowing access to that particular website. If not, then you can manually allow access to visit the website.

So these were some of the best solutions to fix DNS Probe Finished No Internet Error. We hope you have clearly understood the method and got your problem solved.

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