DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG is basically a DNS related error that occurs due to poor internet connection or when DNS server does not respond correctly. If someone gets such error the best thing to do is to reboot your router to check if the problem is solved or not. Take a glance at this article to know more about this error.

Renew & Release IP Address

The operating systems and windows basically store DNS data in the cache so that you can easily access the website you visited before. If the IP address of the site is altered then you will receive a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error. You can flush the DNS cache and renew IP address to resolve this error.

To troubleshoot the error, renew the IP address and flush the DNS cache.

Follow these steps:

  1. Press Win+R at the similar time to implore the run box.
  2. Then type “cmd” and click the OK button to open the command prompt.
  3. First, type ipconfig /release and then press the Enter button present on your keyboard.
  4. Then type ipconfig /flushdns and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  5. Type ipconfig /renew and press the Enter key on your keyboard again.
  6. After that, check further to see whether the problem is solved or not.

Alter DNS Server Settings

You can also try altering the DNS server if the above solution doesn’t work fine. When you are connected to the internet, you will be automatically provided with a DNS server by the ISP. If you get the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error then the present DNS server will have an issue so it is better to alter the DNS server to the existing DNS server. You can easily search for the DNS servers by searching on the Google. You can use the public DNS server by Google which is stable as well as safe.

To change the DNS server, you just need to follow the steps given below:

  1. Just press the Win+R  on your keyboard to invoke the run box.
  2. After that just type control panel and then click on the OK button. It will open the control panel.
  3. Then choose the View by small icons and after that click on Network and Sharing Center icon.
  4. After that, click on the Change adapter settings present in the left panel.
  5. Then just right click the problem network and then select properties
  6. Go to the networking tab and then highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and after that click on the Properties button.
  7. After that, go to “Use the following DNS server addresses”, and then set the DNS server to a different available server. You can place the Alternate DNS server as and Preferred DNS server as

Check to see if the problem is resolved

If you are not able to access the internet then try to make use DNS server addresses to see if it works.

  1. Alternate DNS server:
  2. Preferred DNS server:



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