I'm unable to connect to Internet when using Android WiFi hot-spot (I'm able to connect to hot-spot, but not able to access Internet).

When I use a WiFi router Internet works fine. In chrome I get DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error.

I tried removing /etc/resolv.conf, updating DNS server addresses to and (Google's public dns). But no luck with these.

Did anyone face similar issue? If so, Is there a solution for this problem?

System details:
Ubuntu 14.04 on HP pavilion laptop.
Ralink wireless driver.

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    you should not remove .conf files, you need them. if anything, change the configuration but do not remove the file
    – mchid
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 19:57
  • Why cant you check with other browser like I.E & Firefox to connect internet.It Seemed to be browser issue.
    – BDRSuite
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 20:09
  • Can you verify other devices have proper access through the Android hotspot?
    – user323419
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 20:52
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    @vembutech: I.E.???
    – Fabby
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 11:43
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    if you want to set your dns to in network manager, First click on connection information, note your ip, subnet mask, and the default route. Then you actually have to change the ipv4 settings "method" from "automatic" (or "automatic with addresses") to "manual". Click on "Add" type in the IP, use the tab button, type subnet mask, use tab, type default route. Click on ipv6 tab and set to ignore and click save. Click on the network to reconnect for changes to take effect.
    – mchid
    Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 7:06

1 Answer 1


Open Chrome , go to settings and uncheck

predict network actions to improve page load performance

option. restart chrome. that will fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG issue.

If issue still persists , let me know.

  • I've tried all these and chrome's net-internals too. No luck with that.
    – zuke
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 18:34

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