You can Come across DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error in Google Chrome, Firefox or any other Browser. The error Stops you from accessing Web Pages like Facebook, Gmail or itself. This Error in your Browser Points out that DNS lookup Failed while loading the webpage for you.

It doesn’t matter which Windows Version you are using, This is a Internet Connection Error and is displayed in Browser. This Bad_Config Error is gaining Popularity in recent times as more and more people are getting it. But Today We will Show you 3 Ways to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error.



So in this post i will be Sharing 3 different ways to Solve this issue. After Which you will be able to Surf Internet and Open Sites easily just like before. Below Methods are sorted by Basic To Advance.

Method 1: Release/Renew Ip Address.

In this Method, you will be releasing your ip address and then renewing it again. If the Problem is with your IP address then this method should work for you. Just Follow the Below Simple Steps.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt(cmd) By Pressing Combination of Windows key + R to open run. Now type in “cmd” and Hit Enter.

Alternatively, you can Press Windows Key + X , then Click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 2: Now that your Command Prompt is ready, Type in ipconfig /release then hit enter.

Step 3: Now again type in ipconfig /renew and hit enter. This will Renew your IP address.

Step 4: Close the Command Prompt and open your Favorite Browser to Check if the Problem is solved.


Method 2: Flushing DNS.

In This Method We will Be Flushing DNS to Solve Error Code: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG. This will Most Probably Solve the issue if the Problem is in your DNS Cache. Follow below Steps.

  • First of all Open Command prompt.
  • No type in “ipconfig /flushdns” without Quotes and hit Enter.
  • You can see your dns is succuessfully Flushed.
  • Open your Browser and see if the issue is still there or you have now fixed it.

ipconfig flush dns cmd

Alternatively instead of ipconfig /flushdns you can also type “netsh winsock reset catalog” and see if that works. Move on to the Next and Final Method if this doesn’t help.


Method 3: Tweaking DNS Settings.

If both of the above method didn’t helped you to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error then Use this method. It Requires you to do minor Tweaking in your DNS Settings But In most cases this fixes the issue if done correctly. Follow the below Explained Steps.

  1. Right Click on Network icon in taskbar then click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Now from the Left pane, find and Click Change Adapter Settings. This will Open up Network Connections.
  3. You will be presented with a new window with all Network Connections, Right Click on Active Connection and select Properties.
  4. Now look for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), Double Click on it to open its Properties.
  5. In the Properties Window, Click on Use the Following DNS Server Addresses and Type in in Preferred DNS Server and  in Alternate DNS Server Just like shown in Below Picture. Then Click on OK.

Tweaking DNS Settings

Now Open your Browser and you will see that you have successfully Fixed Error Code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG now.

If any of the above method helped you, then take a second to let us know int he Comments below.

  1. Reply himanshu goyal November 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    thanks, last one worked for my two computers

  2. Reply Siddharth October 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    All three method worked for me!
    Thank you

  3. Reply Ruth October 16, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Thank you so much from the Caribbean! The last one was the one that worked in my case! I have just bookmarked your page!

  4. Reply Cheenu August 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you very much. The last one did the trick and i am really happy

    • Reply August 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      I am glad to hear that from you CHEENU. Have a good time.

  5. Reply J.P.BHARDWAJ August 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Thanks dear…………. Last one did the job thanxxxxxxxxx….. again

  6. Reply Satish June 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks buddy.. Last one did the job..thanx again

  7. Reply Ramana May 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks you So much man.. Last method works for me…Great job..Keep it up

  8. Reply Sweta May 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks a lot! :D The detailed explanation of the step by step procedure really helped.

  9. Reply Praveen April 24, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Reply Clif February 13, 2016 at 9:04 am worked for me. But i would love to know why

  11. Reply Raju sah January 4, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I tried 1st method but before my ip was
    and after using ipconfig /renew it’s the same ip address. Can you explain why??

  12. Reply Prabu December 18, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Last method worked and thank u so.much

  13. Reply avinash khandelwal December 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I was facing this problem from past many days. thanx a lot guys for showing such an easy method for solving it. 3rd method worked for me.. thanx a ton once again..

  14. Reply Neha December 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Yay!!! This issue was so frustrating and it had been haunting me since months! So easily fixed thanks to you guys :)

  15. Reply karen December 1, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Thank you so much!! I recently upgraded to Win 10 and this was making me crazy. I worked my way through the list and the last method fixed the issue in both Chrome and Explorer. Much appreciation!!

  16. Reply classicbman December 1, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Third method was the charm! Many thanks from an IT putz.

  17. Reply Vrushank Inamdar November 30, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Third Method Definitely Worked For Me !!! Awesome Solution Thanx A Lot For It !!!!

  18. Reply Dhawal Patel November 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Nice superb… Thank you

  19. Reply Narendra Kumar November 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Third step worked for me

  20. Reply K Shahzad November 10, 2015 at 8:29 am

    It Works 100% right solution for web users. Mostly 3rd Method works perfect.

  21. Reply Mason Friedrichsen October 16, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I tried all 3 and they didn’t work. Help. I have Windows 10.

    • Reply Mason Friedrichsen October 16, 2015 at 5:44 am

      Wait never mind I forgot to click okay and just closed it thanks so much

  22. Reply Chetan October 14, 2015 at 9:13 am

    me also suffered past one month for its error. And lasty you are solved. Thanks

  23. Reply Praveen October 14, 2015 at 12:53 am

    You are great bro, i really appreciate you, my issue was resolved by using 3rd method……….

  24. Reply Littlewildone September 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you so much! Your tips and instructions are clear even for a completely amateur :) The 3rd method is the best. It safed me lots of nerves :p

  25. Reply Dua Butt September 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks a millions time for this info

  26. Reply vishal September 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    thanks 3rd method worked for me… :)

  27. Reply Shekar September 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    thanks a ton.. !! saved the day…. really thanks a lot

  28. Reply CaTanya August 28, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    I tried the first two Methods with no results. The 3rd Method was a success! I was a Clear wire customer that had to change internet service. I am using Netgear’s Fuse WiFi HotSpot for network connections. I also had just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I’m sure my situation is not unique in the devices used, but I wanted anyone else to know that with these specific devices the 3rd Method is a winner. I have just now browsed to websites in my Favorites with no problem. Again, thanks for the online help.

    • Reply August 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      You’re welcome Catanya, I am glad that this Guide actually helped you to solve the Problem.

  29. Reply Tecno Dele August 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks a millions time for this info

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