Sometimes, you cannot access any websites through the Internet and you try to troubleshoot the network problems on your Windows. Then, you receive an error message saying that the DNS server is not responding. Now, read this post from MiniTool to find the methods.

If your browser can’t establish a connection to the Internet, the Windows Troubleshooting function will occasionally respond with the following error message: “DNS server not responding” or “Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding”. Then, I will introduce how to fix the annoying issue.

The DNS server is not responding

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Method 1: Correct Your DNS Server Address

Your incorrect DNS server address can cause the “DNS server is not responding” issue. So you can follow the steps below to correct your DNS server address:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and R key at the same time to open the Run box. Type control and press Enter.

Step 2: Click Network and Sharing Center and click the Change adapter settings option.

Step 3: Right-click Local Area Connection, Ethernet or Wi-Fi according to your Windows. Then click Properties.

Step 4: Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4), then click Properties.

Step 5: Check the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server addressautomatically boxes. Then click OK.

Step 6: Click Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IPv6), then click Properties.

Step 7: Check the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically box. Then click OK.

Restart your computer and check to see if the DNS server isn’t responding Windows 10 issue has been fixed. If not, try the following methods.

Also see: How to Flush DNS Resolver Cache in Windows 10/8.1/7

Method 2: Clear Your DNS Cache and Reset Your IP

The second method for you is to clear our DNS cache and reset your IP. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Type cmd in the Search box. Then right-click Command Prompt to select Run as administrator.

Step 2: On the command prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter after each.

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /registerdns

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

Then restart your computer and try to access the website to check if the “DNS server is not responding” still exists.

Also see: 10 Command Prompt Tricks that Every Windows User Should Know

Solution 3: Restart Your Modem and Router

If your modem or router doesn’t work properly, the DNS server could stop responding, either.  You can restart your modem and router if you have one to solve the problem. Firstly, you need to unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet and then wait a few minutes. Next, plug your modem back. Finally, press the power button to turn on your device.

Final Words

In conclusion, this post has introduced 4 methods to fix the “DNS server is not responding” issue. If you meet the same issue, you can refer to the methods above. I believe that this post will be useful to you.

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