FIX: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error in Windows 10

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error is shown in your browser when your internet connection is causing problems. You can fix this error with these simple methods written below.

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How to fix the ‘DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error’ in Windows 10?

Restart the router:

Sometimes restarting your router can be the fix to your problem. Press the power button and wait for few minutes and then turn on your router. It will reset your IP address and solve your problem.

Remove DNS cache:

  • Open the command prompt and run as admin.
  • Then type the following command in the command prompt:

ipconfig/flushdns

Renew the IP address:

  • Open the command prompt and run as admin.
  • Now type in the following command in the command prompt:

ipconfig/release

  • Now press the following command and press Enter.

ipconfig/renew

Change DNS servers:

  • Press Windows key + R key
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear.
  • Then type ncpa.cpl and then press Enter.
  • Network Connections window will appear.
  • Head over to your respective connection and right-click on it
  • After that, select properties.
  • Now choose Ipv4(internet protocol version 4) and click on properties.
  • Now click use the following DNS service addresses.
  • Now set the following values.

Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

  • Click ok to save changes.

More solutions:

  • Resetting the IP catalog
  • Disabling antivirus
  • Disable website blockers
  • Check your browser
  • Install the latest network drivers

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