DNS Server Not Responding: Fix It With Ease

Fix DNS Server Not Responding error by following this guide

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DNS Server Not Responding


At the time of connecting to the internet, it is necessary to access the DNS server very first. You can go to your desired website only when the DNS server receives your request. But some times, users face many kinds of technical glitches regarding DNS server which is a crucial part of browsing. And, DNS Server not responding is one of those issues that can occur any time when you will try to connect your device to the Internet. And this error can appear on your device with the messages saying: ‘The DNS server isn’t responding’. Also, ‘Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding.’

That means your device will be configured properly but the DNS is not responding and this is creating the error on your PC. If you are already facing such an error then stop worrying and read on the article carefully. In this present article, I will explain the effective processes that can help you to resolve the error in minutes without any hiccups.

Common Causes of the DNS Server not Responding Issue 

Behind the occurrence of this error on your PC, there can be many reasons that can play a vital role. Here, in this part of the article, I am going to tell you about those causes. Have a look:

1.This kind of DNS error can occur to your PC due to the improper connection between the two portion if the network i.e., your device.

2. And the occurrence of such a problem is natural when a single server in the system fails to relay the information correctly to the next server.

3. At the same time, a wrong setting can also create such an error.

4. Even an incorrectly connected cable to an added server can be the reason behind the error.

Narrow the Range of Issues with These Quick Tips

Before troubleshooting the error, let’s try some easy hacks that will definitely help you to narrow the issue.

Connect a Different Device

First of all, you should try to connect a device other than your present device either wired or wirelessly to the network. And check if you have successfully connected another device to the network and got access to the webpage without any hassle. If yes, then it means the problem is undoubted with your device and there is no problem with your router.

At the same time, the problem also can be on the site’s end if you fail to access a particular site.

Run Windows Network Diagnostics

You can try to diagnose internet connection problems by running the Windows Network Diagnostics on your Microsoft Windows PC. It will help you to make if your computer is reporting DNS Server Not Responding errors or not. Follow the upcoming steps one by one correctly and executer the task:

First of all, open the Control Panel on your PC.

And there, to continue the process you need to the Network and Sharing Center.

After reaching there, find the option ‘the Troubleshoot problems’ that you will find under the ‘Change your Networking Settings’ options.

Next, you should hit Internet Connections. After doing so, you will get to see a new Internet Connections window on your computer screen.

Finally, hit Next and wait for a while for the troubleshooting tests to complete. After the completion of the task, find the error message in the Problems found section.

Troubleshoot the Error DNS Server not Responding with these Easy Fixes

Here, in this part of the article, I will explain those easy fixes that you can quickly perform and fix the error within minutes. Hence, let’s begin to try to perform the fixes and check what can help you:

Fix 1: Restart the Router

In this fix, you need to try to fix the error by restarting the router. This simple process really has the ability to resolve the problem from your device.

And to restart the router, first of all, you need to remove the power cord from the router that is attached to it.

Next, check if all lights on the router have gone out and then after waiting for some 10 seconds you need to reconnect the power cord to the router.

Fix 2: Configure the TCP/IP Settings

If you see that still you are stuck to the problem even after performing the previous fix, try this one.

Now I tell you, how to Configure the TCP/IP Settings. To do this, follow the steps mentioned below in the perfect order:

First of all Select Start and then go to the Control Panel.

Under Networking and the Internet, you will find the option ‘View network status and tasks’. Select it and go to the next step.

Now, choose the Change adapter settings options.

After that, you need to choose Properties after pressing and holding Local Area Connection or you can even right click it.

And then choose Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then Properties.

Next, you need to choose the option ‘Obtain an IPv6 address automatically’ and then continue the process by selecting Obtain DNS servers address automatically. Then, click OK.

Once you are done with that choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then go to the Properties.

And after doing that, choose to Obtain an IP address automatically and then Obtain DNS servers address automatically. Finally, click OK and complete the task.

Fix 3: Use the Ipconfig Command-line

You can also try to fix the error by using the Ipconfig command-line tool. And for that you need to follow the upcoming steps one by one correctly:

In order to start the method, at first, go to the Start button and then on the Search Programs and files box type ‘Command Prompt’.

After the appearance of the Command Prompt, right-click on it and choose Run as Administrator.

After that, in the Command Prompt, you need to type in all the commands stated below one bye one excluding the quotes. You can also copy and paste them. And it is necessary to hit the Enter key after typing in each command.

‘ipconfig /flushdns’, ‘ipconfig /registerdns’, ‘ipconfig /release’, ‘ipconfig /renew

I am quite sure that the above-mentioned steps will definitely help you to get rid of this irritating situation. After finishing the task if you want, then you can send your view regarding these steps to tell us which one worked for you.



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