You might come across this issue if you are using the internet. Whenever you trying to connect to the internet connection, the internet connection might fail when you run the troubleshoot, and you might get DNS error on your computer screen : “DNS server not responding”. In this article, we will discuss how to fix DNS server not responding error on any computer.

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What is a DNS Server

“Domain Name Server” are the Internet’s alike of a phone directory. They manage a directory of site domain names and turn them into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is very important because, although site domain names are easy for people to remember but computers or other computing machines, access websites based on IP addresses.

How to Solve DNS Server Not Responding

There are 3 ways you can resolve your DNS server isn t responding error on your computer. Out of all three methods, we beliver first method will work with most of the computer.

Fix DNS Server isn’t responding Error by Restarting DNS Client

Step 1 : First of all, Open Run program on your computer, you can also press the Window + R key to open Run program directly.

Step 2 : Now you have type Services.msc in the run program, then press the enter key to open services.

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Step 3 : Scroll down to the DNS Client then right click on it to open popup option

Step4 : In the pop-up option, you have to click on Restart option to restart DNS client

dns server unavailableStep 5: After restarting DNS Client, Restart your computer or device, then try to connect to the internet.

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We have tested this method in Windows 7 and Windows XP. However if you are using any other version of Windows, you should try this.

Restarting WiFi to solve DNS Error

Sometimes there is a problem with WiFi router and this was causing DNS error while connecting to the internet. Check below steps to fix DNS error simply by restarting your WiFi router.

Step 1 : Remove the power wire from the Wifi router

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Step 2 : Wait 15 seconds , then again connect the power wire to the wifi router. Now try to connect to the internet.

If there is a problem with your router connectivity, it will get resolved as soon as router gets connected to the internet.

Fix DNS server not responding Error using Command

With this command, you can solve this problem easily, Follow these steps :

  • Click Start button then type CMD in the Search Program. 
  • You can also use Run to open directly by Pressing Window + R key combination to open Run program, Type CMD and press the enter
  • Do Right click then select the Run as administrator option
  • In the CMD, Type the following command then hit enter after each command
    • Command : “ipconfig /flushdns” then press enter
    • Command : “ipconfig /registerdns” then press enter
    • Command : “ipconfig /release” then press enter
    • Command : “ipconfig /renew” then press enter
  • After completing this all command Type “Exit” to close CMD.

Check out below video for on how to fix DNS not responding error easily.

Do let us know in the comment section below if these methods worked for you. If you know any other methods to fix DNS server not responding error, feel free to share it with our readers by commenting in the comment section below.

Source & credit : How do I set up and install my router? by Dlink, Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding” error message in Windows 7 by Microsoft Support


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