Error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET: how to fix? Several basic methods
In the process of Internet surfing from user computers, access to pages and websites is constantly made to DNS servers, which interpret user requests into digital codes and redirect to the IP address of the server that hosts the requested resource. But sometimes, instead of the page, a window with the error code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET may be displayed. How to fix such a failure, not everyone knows. However, there are several simple ways to correct this glitch that are being considered.
What does DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET mean?
To begin with, let us dwell on the nature of the error itself and the reasons for it. Situations related to the impact of viruses, malicious codes or technical work on the requested resources themselves will not be considered.
In general, the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error occurs when the DNS server itself fails to handle user requests or simply does not work.The web pages themselves are partly to blame, which can contain rather “heavy” content (mostly a large amount of multimedia). Because of such a load in the form of requests constantly addressed to the server, it simply does not have time to process them all. For this reason, the overall speed of access to the Internet is reduced, and instead of the requested page, the message DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET is displayed. How to fix such a failure? A few simple techniques are suggested.
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET (connection lost): what to do first? Clear DNS cache
The functioning of the DNS server is very similar to the usual surfing. In the same way as in the browser, the DNS server stores temporary information recorded in the cache. Thus, if there is no connection to the Internet because of a cache overflow, it should simply be cleaned.
Standard operating system tools do not recommend this. It is better to use the command console (cmd in the "Run" section), running as the system administrator, in which ipconfig / flushdns is written.
In the case when there is no connection to the Internet when using a wireless Wi-Fi connection, it is possible to do even that.Perhaps it's in the settings of the router. The router should be disconnected from the mains for about 10-15 minutes (with the PC), then turned on again, and after it was fully booted up, turn on the computer or laptop and check the Internet access. Resetting the settings helps, but not always, and the error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET appears again on the screen. How to fix it if the previous methods have no effect?
Check DNS client
One of the reasons for the emergence of such situations is the disabling of the DNS client itself and the service responsible for its operation.
To eliminate the failure, you need to enter the services section (the easiest way is to use the “Run” console for this, in which the services.msc combination is specified), find the customer service there and enter the parameters editing menu. If the service is disabled, you must first click its start button, and as an additional measure in the startup type set “Automatic”. After saving the changes, it is advisable to restart the computer system. After a full restart, the client should start automatically.
Using alternate Google Public DNS servers
As already mentioned, DNS servers set as preferred and alternative may not cope with the load expressed in a large number of queries.Therefore, the use of Google Public DNS settings is often suggested as one of the solutions to the problem.
To do this, enter the setting of the current connection, select the change of properties of the network adapter, go to the properties of the IPv4 protocol and specify the following values in the values of the DNS server addresses:
- preference - four times "8";
- alternative - two times "8" and "4".
Note: Addresses for preferred and alternate servers can be swapped. The settings of the gateway, subnet mask and automatic retrieval of IP addresses can be left unchanged. In the extreme case, if this configuration option does not work, you need to set the router's address for the gateway, and use the same combination for IP, but with the last value changed. It is desirable that it is different at least an order of magnitude (a dozen or two).
However, this option can only give a partial solution to the problem, and again instead of the requested page, a message will be displayed with the descriptive code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET. How to fix a crash in this case? It is possible that for some reason a conflict arises when the system simultaneously uses the IP protocols of the fourth and sixth versions.
To eliminate the problem, you can simply disable IPv6 (uncheck the corresponding line), because today it is the sixth version in the post-Soviet space that is practically not used, and basic requests are performed exclusively through IPv4.
Using additional utility
Finally, if all these manipulations did not have the desired effect, as a last resort, you can try using a small utility called Fix It, developed by Microsoft specifically to fix problems with Internet connections.
As such, user participation is not required. Simply run the program, after which scanning for errors and fixing the detected problems will be performed automatically.
If we sum up some of the above, we can safely say that at least one of the proposed methods in resolving the problem will be effective. What action to prefer? In principle, you can perform all actions in the order that was given. Do not like this sequence, use the Fix It application immediately and immediately as a first solution.