Understanding DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error in Google Chrome
Error code: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is an issue that typically bothers Google Chrome users. This error message informs that the desired website cannot be found due to DNS lookup failure. Luckily, any computer user can fix Error code: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN manually or automatically – it takes some time and patience to do it, but it is possible.
The described error prevents Windows or Mac users from accessing desired websites, raising a problem that cannot just be ignored. The error occurs due to a DNS related issue, typically because the user’s computer fails to resolve or translate the address of the target website.
The computer uses the DNS set in your router or modem. Usually, it is the Internet Provider’s DNS. In most cases, using a public DNS server proves to be the most efficient choice to make. However, the issue can also be related to the wrongly configured hosts file. Due to such problem, the victim might not be allowed to access one particular or absolutely all web pages. In such situation, it is hard to understand the issue and what causes it. However, our team prepared an in-detail guide on how to fix Error code: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN in Chrome.
Flush the DNS: Fixing DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error on Windows
- The first thing you want to do is to open Run prompt. To do it, you should click on the Windows Start menu, search for Command Prompt, and then right-click the matching result.
- Here, choose Run as Administrator option. Click Yes to confirm your choice.
- Now, type in the given command: ipconfig/flushdns and click Enter.
- Open Run prompt by pressing down Windows and R keys at the same time again.
- Type into the Run prompt: ncpa.cpl and hit OK. This command launches Network Connections panel. Here, find the network adapter that is active right now and right-click on it. Choose the Properties option.
- In the Networking panel, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), click on it and click the Properties button.
- Now, check the Use the following DNS server addresses option and then enter the following numbers:
Preferred DNS server: 184.108.40.206
Alternate DNS server: 220.127.116.11.
- Click OK and close the remaining windows.
Video tutorial explaining how to solve the issue on Windows is provided below.
Fixing DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error in Mac
The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error doesn’t only bother Windows users. Mac users encounter this error too, especially those who like to use Google Chrome instead of Safari. The following guide explains how to fix DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN in Mac.
- Open System Preferences, then go to Network panel. Here, click on the small lock icon on the left bottom corner. Enter Administrator’s username and password and click Unlock.
- Click Advanced… and then go to DNS tab. Then click on the + button next to – and then you will see highlighted zeros below DNS Servers box. Click the highlighted set of digits and delete them. Type in 18.104.22.168, hit + again and then type 22.214.171.124, then click OK.
Geek’s Advice has also prepared a video on how to fix DNS_PROBE_NXFINISHED on Mac. The video tutorial is short and easy-to-follow, so just watch and follow the easy steps to solve the problem instantly.
Solving DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error in Android OS
- Android users should go to Settings > Wi-Fi > find the current network > Modify network and then select Show advanced options.
- Here, find IP settings and set its value to Static.
- This is an optional step, but you can also change DNS settings to 126.96.36.199 and the second DNS option to 188.8.131.52.
That is it! If you managed to solve Error code: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN issue on Windows/Mac/Android OS in a different way, do not forget to share your knowledge with others in the comments section below.
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