You will receive the error like DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG if you are unable to connect to the Internet. which may indicate that the DNS related error. You can tell this is a DNS related error from the error message. You may get this error due to your internet connection is not working properly, or if the DNS server is not responding. You have to follow the instructions below then you have to access the website again.
When you get this error, you have to restart the router. There are no further steps are required. Restart your router and then check whether the problem is solved or not.
If that above method doesn’t resolve the problem means, you have to try the below methods. There are two methods are available for you to fix the error. Now let us see the two methods on below.
- Release & Renew IP Address
- Change DNS Server Settings
Release & Renew IP Address
The Windows and other operating systems will store the DNS data in the cache, so you can fast access the website which you visited before. If the IP address of the website is changed, you cannot access the website and will get DNS related errors like DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG. To fix this error, you can try to clear the DNS cache and renew IP address. Now let us see the steps on below.
1) From your Keyboard, you have to press “Win+R” to open the run box.
2) Now you have to enter cmd and click the OK button. It will open the Command Prompt.
3) Now you have to enter ipconfig /release and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
4) Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
5) Here you can type ipconfig /renew and press the Enter key on your keyboard again.
6) Now you have to check whether the problem is resolved or not.
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Change DNS Server Settings
If the above method doesn’t work properly, then you have to try to change the DNS server. When you connect to the internet, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) will assign you a DNS server automatically. If you get the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error, then your current DNS server is under the problem. So you have to change the DNS server to an available DNS server. Follow the below steps carefully to change the DNS server:
1) From your keyboard, you have to press the “Win+R” at the same time to open the run box.
2) Now you have to enter control panel and then click the OK button. It will open Control Panel.
3) Now you can select the Network and Sharing Center.
4) Click on the Change adapter settings present in the left pane.
5) Now do right-click the problem network (If the network is having the problem, you may have a red X mark on the icon.), and select Properties.
6) In the Networking tab, highlighted item Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
7) Under “Use the following DNS server addresses”, set the DNS server to another active server which is available now. The recommended DNS server is Google’s public server: 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
8) After completing the above process, you have to check whether the problem is resolved or not.
Still, If you are facing the same problem, then you have to use the below DNS server addresses and you can see if it works.
Preferred DNS server: 126.96.36.199
Alternate DNS server: 188.8.131.52