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Windows 7: Tray shows Internet but chrome error: dns_probe_finished_no_internet

11 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Tray shows Internet but chrome error: dns_probe_finished_no_internet

I have a desktop PC(Gateway Windows 7) that was running fine until yesterday at which time I noticed that none of my browsers would connect to a site even though tray icon said I had internet access, as did Network and Sharing Center.

At same time both a laptop and tablet connected via Wifi have full internet access. Wifi router is connected to a DSL modem as is the problem desktop.

On the problem desktop,
  • Google Chrome says "DNS probe finished No Internet"
  • Firefox says "Cannot connect to server"
  • IE just hangs rendering nothing.

I've tried a number of things to no avail:
  • pinged successfully
  • set TCP/IP version 4 to "Obtain DNS server address automatically"
  • deleted Chrome's User Data/Default file and restarted Chrome
  • tried netsh winsock reset and restarted computer
  • set TCP/IP version 4 DNS addresses to OpenDNS

Help appreciated.


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Tray shows Internet but chrome error: dns_probe_finished_no_internet-ipv4.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Hmmm... well I have completed a DNS request using one of the DNS servers and have received a valid response:

Tray shows Internet but chrome error: dns_probe_finished_no_internet-nslookup.png

This makes me suspect that the issue maybe a third party application.

Can you boot the machine into Safe Mode with Networking and test connectivity.

To do so please follow this tutorial (OPTION ONE ONLY) - Safe Mode

Note   Note
Please replace all references of Safe Mode with Safe Mode with Networking.

Please post back any results,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Tray shows Internet but chrome error: dns_probe_finished_no_internet

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