How to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error
I’ve had this myself over the last few days (first time I’ve seen this as well).
Method 1 : Restarting the router normally resolves the issue so I would try that as well.
Another thing you can try is opening a command prompt (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt). Type in “ipconfig /release” then enter, then type “ipconfig /flushdns” then enter and then “ipconfig /renew” and enter.
Method 2:Update the windows (including optional updates):
Running the latest Windows updates protect the system from Malicious Software, resolves general Windows issues, bugs and also accesses new Windows and Software Features.
To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
a. When you are on the desktop screen, Hit windows key + r on the keyboard (simultaneously)
b. Run windows will be opened.
c. Type in wuapp in the run window and hit enter.
d. Select “Windows Update.”
e. Select “Check for updates.” Wait as the Windows Update tool scans checks for updates that you have not installed. If you see a message that says, “Updates are available for your computer” or “Install updates for your computer,” click the button labeled “Install updates.”
f. Wait as the updates install.
g. Restart your computer when prompted to complete the updating process and check if that helps.
Method 2: Reset TCP/IP:
Run the fix it in the link below:
Method 3: Reinstall the Adapter
If you are already having the manufacturer’s device drivers installed for network adapter rather than that of Microsoft, you may need to just uninstall and then reinstall the drivers. To do so, carry out the following steps.
a. Go to Device Manager and expand Network adapter categories
b. Right click the item stating wireless connection and choose to Uninstall
c. Restart the computer
d. After a restart the system will automatically install the driver
e. However if it doesn’t then go back to Device Manager
f. Right click username on the top of the list and choose to scan for hardware changes
g. The system shall automatically recognize the missing drivers
h. Following the instructions on Driver Software Installation wizard to set up network adapter
i. Restart the computer once again and see if it works