dns_probe_finished_bad_config is the most common network connection error. Its name itself says that this is a DNS related issue with bad configuration. It’s not something like to be panic, sometimes due to unauthorized software, changing router settings may cause this obstacle.
When you will try to access web pages in Chrome, Mozilla or any browser the below screen will appear.
This webpage is not available
Most of the times the error only occurs in Google Chrome, but it’s not particularly related to Chrome only.
It doesn’t matter which operating system or device you are using because it’s related to DNS ( Domain Name Server) and network.
DNS is a specific IP address assigned to all web pages and websites you access so when this error appears it means your network failed to translate that IP address and only able to access your own router’s IP.
How to fix dns_probe_finished_bad_config
It’s quite frustrating when you want to watch videos on youtube, submitting your papers or doing some work on internet and unable to access web pages.
Try these basic solutions and let me know if you are still facing this problem.
1. Turn Off and ON your Router
This is the easiest way of fixing DNS error. Unplug your router from power cable and Internet LAN Wire and turn off your router for 4-5 minutes and turn it on again.
Meanwhile also restart your system.
Now connect with wifi or LAN cable, it will start working without any problem.
2. Clear Cache and Cookies
Sometimes due to old cached and temporary files, you may face this difficulty.
Clear cookies and caches in Google Chrome
Step 1: Go to Chrome setting and click on browsing data.
Step 2: Now check ‘Cookies and other site and plug-in data‘ & ‘Cached images and files‘ options and clear browsing data.
Delete temporary files in Windows and MAC
For Windows press, Windows+R and type ‘%temp%’ in CMD, a folder with temporary files will appear.
Now delete all those files and restart your computer.
For MAC press Shift + CMD + G and enter “~/Library/Caches” in the dialog box and delete all files.
3. Reset Google Chrome
Sometimes simple resetting of Google Chrome can easily fix this issue.
Step 1: Open Chrome and go to setting.
Step 2: On setting page scroll down and click on ‘Show advanced settings’.
Step 3: In advance setting click on last option ‘ Reset settings’ and click on reset.
Step 4: Restart Google Chrome and try to access the internet.
4. By Changing DNS Address
How to change DNS address
Step 1: Go to ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’ and click on ‘Change adapter settings’ in the top left sidebar.
Step 2: Right Click on ‘Network Connection’ and choose properties.’
Step 3: Now choose ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)‘ and click on properties.
Step 4: In the step for Select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses‘ and set preferred DNS server to 8. 8. 8. 8 and alternate DNS server to 8. 8. 4. 4
5. By flush DNS and renew IP
Step 1: Press and Windows+R and type CMD.
Step 2: Open ‘Command Prompt’ and run these commands separately.
Now restart your system and try to access the internet.
6. By clear DNS in Google Chrome
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and type “chrome://net-internals/#DNS” in search bar.
Step 2: Now click on DNS as shown in the picture below and click on “Clear host cache“.
Restart your browser and try now.
I hope these solutions will help you to get rid of this problem. You should have patience also for dealing such issues because sometimes it may take up to 10-15 miniatures to take effect the changes but you don’t need to worry about the dns_probe_finished_bad_config error, it’s just a normal DNS network glitch. If you are still facing any obstacle or you have any new method to solve this please let us know via comment below.