DNS stands for Domain Name System but it’s annoying to encounter the DNS error. Don’t worry, this post from MiniTool teaches you how to identify and troubleshoot DNS errors. Now, you can continue to read this post to find the answers.
DNS is a network of servers, which is used to track the alphanumeric names of every device connected to the Internet and every website in the world and match them with the correct numeric IP address.
However, sometimes, you may meet the DNS error. DNS errors occur mainly because you cannot connect to the IP address, which indicates that you may have lost network or Internet access. Now, let’s see how to troubleshoot the DNS problem.
If you meet the DNS server unavailable error, then you can’t connect to your Internet. Thus, you can read this post to get some methods to fix it.
Way 1: Check the Internet Connection
The DNS errors might occur due to the connection of the Internet. Hence, you should check if there is something go wrong with your Internet connection when encountering the error. To check the errors with network configuration, you can run the Windows Network Diagnostics utility. During the running process, it troubleshoots issues and detects errors.
Way 2: Ping the IP Address
The second solution is to check whether the network channel is connected correctly. Now, here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and R key together to open the Run dialog, then type the cmd in the box and hit Enter to continue.
Step 2: In the command line window, type the command ipconfig /all and hit Enter to continue.
Step 3: Then scroll down to check the IPv4 address and remember it.
Step 4: Open the Command Prompt in the primary computer, then type the command ping <IPv4 address of the target computer> and hit Enter to continue. Next, check whether you will get 4 confirmation replies or not.
Step 5: If you don’t receive the 4 confirmation replies, you need to run the Network Adapter Troubleshoot. After that, run the system again to check whether the DNS failure issue is solved.
Way 3: Release and Renew IP Address Windows 10/8/7
You can also use Windows Command Prompt to release and renew the IP address for your Windows computer to DNS errors.
Step 1: Press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 2: Type ipconfig /release in the Command Prompt window and hit Enter button to release your IP address.
Step 3: Then type ipconfig /renew and hit Enter to renew your IP address. It will try to get a new IP address from the DHCP server. After a while, you will see a new IP address next to IPv4 address in the Command Prompt window.
Way 4: Contact Internet Service Provider
The DNS error can also be caused by the problem with ISP (Internet Service Provider). So when you get the DNS error, it's always a good idea to contact them and find out what's wrong. You can ask your ISP to run a test to check the connection speed.
There are also other solutions to the DNS error. The methods are as follows:
- Check your DNS suffix.
- Check if the DNS server is being used with nslookup.
- Reboot the home DNS router.
How can you fix DNS error? These methods above are helpful and you should also have a try now. If you have any other suggestions, leave your idea in the comment part.