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[Fix] DNS Server not Responding On windows 10/8.1/7

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Getting DNS server is not responding error while Running the Network Troubleshooting tool? sometimes the error would be like your computer is trying to use DNS server that is incorrect, DNS server not available or DNS server isn t responding windows 10, 8.1 or Windows 7. This Error mostly occurs when the DNS server that translates a domain name doesn’t respond for any reason. Here this post we discuss What is DNS on a windows computer? Why getting DNS server not responding and how to fix DNS server error on windows 10.

 


What Is DNS?

Before moving To Solutions first understand what is DNS, Why DNS server not responding Error Occurs? DNS stands for Domain name server is an end to end server that translates and then fetches the address of your required website to enable your access to it. For Ex : ( we provide for searching a particular page into the actual address of the web page. It resolves the physical address into IP address. Because computer only understands IP addresses ) so that you can access and browse the internet. If the DNS Server Stuck, Not Responding your pc unable to translate the Address and Result No Internet Connection.

This Error Mostly Cause it the DNS Service Corrupted, security firewall certainly blocked your PC and working as a barrier, didn’t communicate with websites, the internal problem in the network adapter or router etc.

Fix DNS Server is not Responding

After Understand what is DNS on Windows computer and Why Getting The DNS server isn’t responding. ( Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding ) Let’s Apply Bellows solutions to get rid of this.

Start with Basic solutions, Load The Website on Different Browser, Clean Browser Cache, Cookies Etc.

Restart The Computer, modem and the router Then Reconnect to the Internet.

Disable if any extra network adapter installed on your computer

Try Disable And Enable the Network Adapter ( To do this press Win + R, Type ncpa.cpl and ok. Then select the Active Adapter right click Disable Then Restart windows and Again Enable the Network Adapter. )

Visit Network Adapter manufacturer website download the latest available driver and update the current Network Adapter Driver.

Run System File Checker tool, And make sure corrupted system files not causing this issue.

Flush DNS and reset your DNS settings

After check above basic Troubleshooting Steps Still having No internet connection or Troubleshooter results DNS Server is not Responding Then let’s Try to Flush DNS Cache and Reset DNS settings Completly

To do this click on Start menu search Type cmd and Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Command prompt as Administrator. Then Type command ipconfig /flushdns and hit the enter key. After that Restart Windows And check Internet Connection on next login.

IP config Flush DNS command
IP config Flush DNS command



Reset DNS Settings

If still having issue Then Try To Reset DNS Settings by performing steps below. Again open the command prompt as administrator and Type command bellow one by one and hit enter to execute the same.

ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset
Reset DNS Settings
Reset DNS Settings

After That Type exit to close the command prompt and Restart windows to take effect the changes.

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Manually Assign DNS Address

To change the DNS server address manually open Control Panel then Network and Internet and go to the Network and Sharing Center. Then Click on Change adapter settings, Select the Active Network adapter that you are using and right-click on it and open Properties.

Assign DNS Address Manually
Assign DNS Address Manually

Then Double Click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”.  You’ll see the Internet Protocol Properties click the radio button “Use the Following DNS Server Addresses”. In the“Preferred” one you should type 208. 67. 222. 222 and in “Alternate” one you should type 208. 67. 220. 220 and press “OK” to save the changes. It is an Open-source service by Open DNS and you can use it to fix this error.

Assign DNS Address Manually and validate settings
Assign DNS Address Manually and validate settings

Also, you can use Google Free DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 after That check mark on Validate Settings upon exit and click ok. Save the changes and close all open window And Restart windows Check Internet Connection, DNS Server not Responding issue Resolved.

Change Physical Address

Also, Some Users report entering the Physical address in the Network adapter setting help them to resolve DNS Server is not Responding problem.  You can also fix this issue by changing the physical address of your domain name system server.




To do this open command prompt as administrator, Then type ipconfig /all and hit the enter key to execute the command. Here look for physical Address And Note down the same. For Me its: FC-AA-14-B7-F6-77

ipconfig All Command
ipconfig All Command

Now Press win + R Type ncpa.cpl And hit the enter key. Right-click on the network connection and select its “Properties.” then Select “Configuration” to proceed further.

click on Configure
click on Configure

Now select “Advanced” tab Select Network Address. Here you will see a category “Value” where you need to enter the physical address you got from Command Prompt. Click “OK” to save the changes.

Add the Physical Address
Add the Physical Address

Now try to connect again after rebooting the system. This time, it will work for sure.

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These Are some most Working Solutions To fix Fix DNS Server is not Responding, your computer is trying to use a DNS server that is incorrect etc problem After recent Windows upgrade. I hope After Apply These solutions your problem get solved and you will get connected to network and internet. Still have any query, suggestion or face any difficulty while performing above steps feel free to discuss in comments below. Also, Read We couldn’t install windows 10 Fall Creators update 0x8007002C-0x400D.

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