How to fix DNS Server Not Responding Error, the causes can be multiple, the server hosting the website may be temporarily offline due to technical reasons, or that the computer’s DNS service is damaged or does not work, or that the firewall or some Antivirus software may have accidentally blocked your PC from communicating with a website or with some websites.
How to fix DNS Server Not Responding Error
- Try the steps in the following order:
- Click on Start . Inside the search window, type cmd . In the result, right-click on the one that shows cmd or the command prompt, then select Run as administrator.
- In the command prompt window, type the commands in the following order.
- type netsh int ip reset c: \ resetlog.txt this command resets the ip
- netsh winsock reset. This command restores Winsock. Even though Winsock recovery has nothing to do with the error, it may help you solve other problems that may lead to this error. Once the command is executed, you will see a restart request. Don’t reboot. Complete the steps first.
- ipconfig / flushdns this command clears the stored DNS cache.
- Restart your computer and check if the problem has been resolved.
Try this step if you still have the same problem.
- Turn off the computer and then turn off the modem and router (if any). Keep it off for 5m. Make sure that the power supply to the modem has completely discharged to ensure the correct reset of the settings.
- Now turn on and check if the problem has been resolved.
If the problem is still not resolved, try the following procedure.
Press the Windows key + R . In the Run window, type ncpa.cpl . This will open up the network connections
Right-click on the local area connection , then click Properties. (If it is wireless connection, right click on Wireless Network Connection )
Select Internet Protocol version (TCP / IPv4) , then click Properties.
Select Internet Protocol , select “use the following DNS server address”
Change the DNS server address to the preferred global DNS value shown below 220.127.116.11 alternative 18.104.22.168 (You can also use the Google DNS address 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 alternate)
Check if problem has been resolved.
Here is a list of DNS addresses that can be used on your computer. You will find alternative DNS addresses with the provider listed in bold.
- 8.8.8 and 188.8.131.52 – Google DNS gives faster performance.
- 154.70.1 and 184.108.40.206 – Neustar’s DNS is safe and fast.
- 26.56.26 and 220.127.116.11 – Comodo DNS for greater security
- 85.126.10 and 18.104.22.168 – Norton Connect Safe detects pornographic websites and malicious websites. Ideal for setting on the computer of minors.
- 235.1.174 and 22.214.171.124 – Free DNS Access to all domains regardless of whether censored
- 200.69.80 and 126.96.36.199 – DNS Watch is ideal for high performance.
If the problem is pre-security software
1) Disable security software especially firewall settings. Then check if the problem has been resolved.
If you have not resolved go to the next board
2) Verify that the Internet works well in safe mode with networking
Safe mode is a useful troubleshooting mode that only allows essential operating system files and drivers to function. If the Internet works well in safe mode with networking, it means that some third party installed software is responsible for the problem by blocking the internet connection. Try uninstalling it. If the problem has not yet been resolved, then it may be some other problem.
How to boot computer in safe mode with networking?
- Turn off the computer
- Turn it on. As soon as the screen appears, keep tapping F8 key continuously on the keyboard
- Select “Safe mode with network” (If you use a USB drive to connect to the internet, this will not work as a USB driver because they will not be loaded in safe mode with network)
Check the internet connection. If the connection works well, restart the security software normally. Configure your computer correctly to allow internet connection.