I started to get confronted with a really annoying problem lately, one that almost made me uninstall my Chrome web browser and smash my laptop: I kept getting the DNS Probe Finished No Internet error message or in detail, it was something like this:
A black dinosaur type of icon appeared in the upper left corner, while my web browser’s window was green and read: “This webpage is not available.” DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET was written below as the error code and I had the option to Reload the page, but it didn’t work.
Now, it’s pretty obvious that we love dinosaurs here at Techosaurus Rex, but having them mess up our work or browsing isn’t fun. Fortunately, it was just a minor problem that had to do with a minor misconfiguration on our end – which is most likely the cause for your problem as well. So we’re here to tell you how to easily fix the Dns_Probe_Finished_No_Internet error and resume your browsing right away!
Since most likely the problem is caused by the fact that you are not using a specific DNS server address in your network’s settings, that is what you have to change. Here is the step by step info on how to do it:
1. Right click on your network icon in the lower right side of the screen (which might have a red X on it right now) and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”
2. Click on your internet connection (the Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection – the latter appears, obviously, if you’re on a laptop and connected wirelessly to the internet).
3. Click on the Properties tab there and then click Internet Protocol Version 4 – then the Properties icon.
4. In the new window, you will most likely have the “Obtain DNS server address automatically” ticked. Tick the “Use the following DNS Server” option.
5. You will need to manually enter the OpenDNS values automatically:
In the first field (Preferred DNS Server) type: 126.96.36.199
In the second field (Alternate DNS Server) type: 188.8.131.52
6. Tick the box that says “Validate settings upon exit” and hit the OK button.
This is it! This should fix your problem and the DNS Probe Finished No Internet should not bug you anymore!
Please note: if you have the Internet Protocol Version 6 in your network settings as well, you should also change the DNS values there as well.
Do you still have problems after trying our suggested fix? Let us know by commenting below and we’ll do our best to help you out!