How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG in Chrome

How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG in Chrome

This article will try to solve How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG in Chrome.

Sometimes when you try accessing your website or any other website, you see “This webpage is not available” error code “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG”. This shows there is a problem with DNS or mis-configured network settings. There are so many tricks of solving the problem.

Below  are some of the solutions to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error on Google Chrome or other browsers.

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG in Chrome

How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG

Method 1: Switch OFF the Router for 1 Minute
1.    Switch off your router or wireless device for 1 minute.
2.    Remove the plug from power supply
3.    Turn ON router.
4.    Problem Solved

Method 2: By use of Command Prompt
1.    Open CMD (Command Prompt) as Administrator – Command Prompt (Admin).

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2.    RUN below commands one by one.
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset
3.     Restart your PC after finishing,
4.    Check your internet. Problem solved

Method 3: Change of DNS Address
1.    Right click on the network icon and click “Open Network and Sharing Center“.
2.    Click “Change adapter settings” (top left side).

Change Dns

3.    Right click on working network connection (WiFi, LAN, Ethernet, etc.) and click Properties.

4.    Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click Properties.

Lans connections

5.    Select Use the following DNS server addresses and add below IP addresses.
Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4
Internet Protocol Version 4
6.    Check your Internet connection. Problem Solved

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Method 4: Disabling Firewall and Antivirus
If you have updated Antivirus, disable it and check if it’s the one causing the problem.

Method 5: Getting Rid of Website Filters
If you are running any special software that blocks certain sites or filters certain web pages.
And if after installation or making changes, and chrome starts reporting the problem, temporarily disable the software or uninstall it and check for proper operation of your browser.

Method 6: Miscellaneous fixes
– Updating you Network driver has been known to fix the problem. Download the latest drivers from vendors websites and install them.
– Delete cookies, Browser Temp files & cache. Deletion of the history file has also been known to correct this problem and so by deleting your browser’s history as well can fix the problem.
– Finally try a different browser, as it may be a Chrome only problem. Firefox, Safari, and IE explorer can all coexist on the same machine and having an alternative browser can help a great deal when attempting to isolate a connection problem such as this one.

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