Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error In Google Chrome

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG

Google Chrome is one of the most popular internet browser that’s available on multiple platforms, from your desktop to Mac OS X as well as mobile devices (iOS, Android…). While you are using the Chrome browser, you might be faced with a few errors like: Your connection is not private, This webpage is not available, DNS Probe Finished No Internet.

If you are facing to above errors, follow our step by step guide on the link to learn how easy to fix & ignore the problem. Today, I will tell you another common error in Google Chrome that you might be faced: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG. This error is about your DNS (Domain Name System – Wikipedia) which using to translate domain names to the corresponding IP addresses. And due to many reasons, your default DNS got errors and can’t do its job to translate domain names to IP addresses.

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG

Fix ” DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG ” Error

As I have mentioned above, this DNS happens due to several reasons. So I have listed three ways that you can easily follow and fix this DNS error in your Google Chrome browser.

Renew Your IP Address

This is the first method that you can follow and fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error. There might be a problem with your current IP address and by renewing the IP address, the problem will be solved.

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Open Command Prompt program (cmd.exe) by pressing Windows + R key and type cmd in the search box and then press Enter.

cmd.exe
cmd.exe

In the Command Prompt program, enter the follow command: ipconfig /release, and press Enter.

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /release

Next, enter: ipconfig /renew, and press Enter. Your problem should be resolved immediately.

ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /renew

Flush DNS Cache

Sometimes, the cause of the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error is your DNS cache, and so, you need to flush / clear cache on the DNS server.

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Open Command Prompt program by pressing Windows + R key, type cmd in the search box, and then press Enter.

Enter the following command in Command Prompt program: ipconfig /flushdns, press Enter. The cache of your DNS server should be cleared immediately and the problem will be solved.

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /flushdns

Change Default DNS Server To Google DNS or OpenDNS

If two methods above can’t help you to fix your current DNS issue, then I think you should to switch your DNS server from default (using DNS server from ISP) to Google DNS or OpenDNS.

  • Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 – 8.8.4.4
  • OpenDNS: 208.67.222.222 – 208.67.220.220

How To Change DNS Server On Your Computer

In order to change the default DNS on your computer, you must open Network and Sharing Center by clicking on the Start button, type Network and Sharing Center in the search box, and then press Enter.

Network and Sharing Center
Network and Sharing Center

The Network and Sharing Center will be opened as you can see in the picture below. Next, click on Local Area Connection or something similar because the name might be different.

Local Area Network

Follow the instruction from step #1 to step #5 on the picture below and your DNS problem will be fixed. As you can see in the picture, the 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 is the Google DNS, if you want to use OpenDNS, you can replace these with the DNS address I have provided above.

Change Default DNS Server To Google DNS or OpenDNS
Change Default DNS Server To Google DNS or OpenDNS

I hope this article can help you to solve the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error in Google Chrome browser. If you found this is a helpful article, please share with your friends and other users.

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