Fixing DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG in Chrome

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Another of those annoying error messages in Chrome is the one that lets you know that there’s something wrong with your network. That error is the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG in Google Chrome. Typically when this message appears, it lets users know that their DNS is compromised or that they have misconfigured their network settings. This problem does not start when you key in something, and the error message is displayed. More often than not, a person with a configuration will have a hard time opening new tabs or window. It is possible that such a person can open the tabs, but to access each one, he or she will have to refresh time and again to access the information on the pages. When you realize you have this problem, you can use these three methods to reconfigure your PC.

Method 1: Fixing the Router

The router, like every other machine, malfunctions from time to time. To correct a problem with the router, all you have to do is to switch it off and then on. Turn off the router by turning it off and unplugging it from the power source. Wait for about a minute before turning the router back on. When it comes on, try reconnecting your PC to the connection. In most cases, this is all anyone will have to do to take care of misconfiguration PC issues.

Method 2: Using the Command Prompt to change your IP Address

 

In almost every Windows-run PC, a problem with configuration can be solved using a command prompt. To use this method, you will need to access the command prompt center as run the commands as an administrator.

First, open the command center. You can do this by pressing the Window key and selecting Command Prompt (Admin) to be able to run programs as the administrator. Key in the following commands one at a time:

  • ipconfig/release
  • ipconfig/all
  • ipconfig/flushdns
  • ipconfig/renew

You can also run:

  • netsh int ip set DNS and;
  • netsh winsock reset

After running these commands, restart your computer. Your browser should be working normally after the refresh.

Method 3: Changing your DNS address

Changing your DNS is a more complicated process than the first two, but it also gets the job done for those for whom method one and two did not work. The steps to changing your DN are outlined below.

Right click on your network icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center. On the menu that appears, select Change Adapter Settings from the top left section. Right click on the network you are connected to after that, and select Properties from the shortcut menu that appears. Click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/ iPv4) in the new menu and then add the new DNS and IP addresses as follows. For the DNS address towards the bottom of the menu, type in 8.8.8.8. In the IP address portion key in 8.8.4.4. Close the menu and try launching your browser afresh. It should be working after following the above steps.

 

open Network and Sharing Center

 

change Adapter Settings

 

select Properties

 

click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/ iPv4)

 

type 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4

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