Fix DNS Server Not Responding On Windows

DNS server not responding error is one of the common issues on the Windows computer. If you got this error on your Windows computer, you will not be able to connect to the internet. If you use the Windows Network Diagnostics feature to troubleshoot this error, it will show you a message like this: “Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding”.

This error is frequently seen on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and may appear on the Windows 10. In this article, we will show you two ways that will help you fix the DNS server not responding error on your computer.

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DNS server not responding
DNS Server Not Responding

How To Fix DNS Server Not Responding Error On Windows

Here are two easy methods to fix this DNS error on your Windows computer. It’s very simple and easy to follow.

Fix Network Address

Click on Start > Run, and then type “network and sharing” to open the Network and Sharing Center.

Network and Sharing Center
Network and Sharing Center

Click on Change adapter settings.

Change adapter settings
Change adapter settings

Right-click on your network adapter and select Properties.

Select Properties

Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 > Properties > Set your default DNS to be Google’s DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) > Checked on the box “Validate settings upon exit” > OK. If you prefer to use OpenDNS, it’s also good.

OpenDNS address: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

If you don’t like to use Google’s DNS or OpenDNS, try some other third party DNS server services at here.

Also read: Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error.

Change DNS Settings
Change DNS settings

Next, open Command Prompt. (Start > Run > type “cmd.exe” > Enter). In the Command Prompt program, type ipconfig /all and then press Enter.

Physical Address
Physical Address

You will see your physical address as the image above. Write it down!

Next, go back to the Network and Sharing Center. Right-click on your network adapter and select Properties.

Have you read: Unable To Access To Router Settings Page: 192.168.0.1 Or 192.168.1.1?

Click on Configure and select the Advanced tab. In the Advanced tab, find Network Address and fill the value with your physical address without dashes. For example, if your physical address is BE-4C-C4-DB-A9-C0, so you will type BE4CC4DBA9C0 and click OK.

Network Address
Network Address

Restart your computer and the problem will be solved.

Reset DNS Settings

This is the second method to fix DNS server not responding error on your computer, and just use this method in case the first method can’t help you to solve the problem.

Open Command Prompt program by pressing Windows + R from your keyboard. Type “cmd.exe” and press Enter.

Type all commands below, step by step.

  • ipconfig /flushdns > Enter
  • ipconfig /registerdns > Enter
  • ipconfig /release > Enter
  • ipconfig /renew > Enter
  • netsh winsock reset > Enter

Now, you can restart your computer, and the problem will be solved.

Read more: How To Fix Windows Update Not Working In Windows 7.

Updated: I have received some reports from users that their firewall has blocked some of the internet connections and show this error to them. You can also resolve this problem by disabling your firewall.

We hope this article can help you to solve the DNS server not responding error on your Windows computer.

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