We have seen many users see the DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error on their laptops and desktops when trying to log in to various sites. This mainly concerns Google Chrome, although Opera, Yandex.Browser or others may be affected. As you can easily guess, the problem is related to the DNS server. But changing it in Windows 11/10 is usually not necessary, there is another approach that is much simpler and works great.
How to fix DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error?
Below are detailed instructions for the Google Chrome browser, which will quickly return your connection. At least this is true for most users.
What should be done:
- Click on the 3 dots in the Google Chrome browser and open “Settings”.
- Select the “Security” tab (located in the “Privacy and Security” section).
- Scrolling down the list, most likely you now have the “Use current service provider” item active in the “Use a secure DNS server” block. You need to switch to “Use” and select some option from the list.
- We check the result. If it doesn’t work, choose a different DNS server.
The above is the easiest way to fix the error, but there may be some exceptional cases. If this does not work, you should enable or disable the VPN, try accessing the site from a different browser, or better, a device. Perhaps you have an incorrect DNS server registered somewhere. Another option is to flush the DNS cache using the ipconfig /flushdns command.