The Internet is used by millions of people daily worldwide. Using the internet, we can learn anything we want. With the reach of the internet, people are getting smart and the information is available very easily. The best part of the internet is that we can access it just having an internet connection a device with a browser installed on it. There’s no need to buy costly devices to use the internet. But, thousands of internet users troubleshoot their internet connection because they aren’t able to connect to the internet. No internet connectivity means there’s something wrong with the router, the device on which you’re accessing the internet, browser, and the ISP. So, it’s hard to find the main reason behind the no internet connection problem. But, most of the browsers give you the error code so that you can search for that code and find your solution. Similarly, in Google Chrome, users are getting DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. This error is displayed when the system cannot translate the address.
There should be an error with the DNS servers you’re using. Mainly computer devices use the DNS servers address which is provided by the router. Those DNS are configured by the router manufactures and are default DNS address. SOme users change those DNS address and forgot about to revert them to defaults. Sometimes, custom DNS works but not with 100% uptime. Maybe DNS address you’ve applied is down and that’s the reason behind DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error code in Chrome.
Maybe a virus attack is a reason behind your problem. Some virus attacks affect the Windows HOST file.Even some users change IP address using CMD and we’ve seen in many cases that this becomes the reason behind their problem. We’ve shown you all the possible ways which will fix your dns probe finished nxdomain problem.
Best Fixes To DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
Now, let’s talk about the best solution to this internet connectivity problem. This is mainly caused by the use of invalid DNS servers. if you’re using an invalid DNS address, you’ll definitely not be able to connect to the internet. Or maybe your Host file is messed up by a virus attack. Also, there are few possibilities that your router isn’t working and its DNS configuration is changed. There are many possible reasons and below are the detailed process to fix these problems.
Change/Remove DNS Server Address
The first thing we recommend you to do is that change your DNS server address. Invalid or down DNS server address is mainly the reason behind this problem. Below is the process to check and fix it.
- Right-Click on Network icon on the taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Then you’ll get the name of WiFi/LAN to which you’re connected. Click on that.
- Select properties option and scroll down, choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
- Now, click on Properties and perform actions according to the conditions:
If You’ve Choose Use Following DNS Address But Address Fields Are Blank:
This mainly happens when you use CMD to change the internet settings. If it’s the case with you then simply click on Obtain DNS server address automatically and your problem is solved.
If You’re Entered DNS Address:
Users who’ve entered the DNS address but getting the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error in Chrome should understand that the address you’re using isn’t working. It’s invalid or down. Click on Obtain DNS Automatically or enter the following DNS address:
Preferred DNS SERVER: 126.96.36.199 Alternate DNS SERVER 188.8.131.52
Tre for most people. But, if you’re still getting DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error then this means either your host file is damaged or you need to flush your DNS using CMD.
Flush DNS and Check Windows HOST File
Now, let’s flush DNS to reset the contents of Domain Name System. You need to use CMD as administrator.
- Press Win+X and select Command Prompt Admin or search for CMD and Righ-Click>Run As Administrator.
- Now, type the following command: ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
Restart your device and check if you’re able to access the internet or not. Try opening several websites and if all the websites are opening without error, you’ve solved your problem.
Users who are still getting the error should check their host file:
- Open the drive where Windows OS is installed and navigate to Windows\System 32\Drivers\etc and click on the host’s file, then Right-Click>Open With>Notepad.
- Your host file should look like the image given below. Remove all the IP addresses, domains etc. if available and then save the file.
Tip: If you’re not able to save the file, copy the host file to the desktop. Then open it with Notepad, now do the changed and click on File>Save As>File Type: All Files *.* and put the name as hosts. Then copy the file and replace it with the hosts file in etc folder.
We now hope that your problem is solved. These methods given above should work for all users. but, there is also a possibility that your router is misconfigured. If this is the problem in your case then you should reset your router. maybe you changed the DNS settings on your router. The best way to fox this is reset your router or restore all the settings to default. This should work for you now.