Tricks to fix DNS server not responding error


If you are Windows users then there may come an occasion where you might have faced a error on your PC when your try to connect to internet and the error that we are talking about is “DNS server error“, which becomes very frustrated most of the time. If you are one of those who have faced this problem then you are at the right place. We will guide through the whole process of fixing the problem.

We have assembled the list of tricks that your implement to get rid of this problem. Read on to get familiar with all these tricks.

Tricks to fix DNS server not responding error


1: Restart Your Router

First thing you need to do is by switching off your router, you can do that by turning off your router or by removing the chord. Leave it off for two minutes then switch it on back once again.

2: Disable The Firewall Settings Of Your Security Software

Your security software as said earlier might be one of the reasons for the error DNS server not responding. In order to avoid this turn of your firewall and turn on back again.

3: Configure Your TCP/IP Settings

To configure the TCP/IP settings, follow the steps given below:

  • Click on start > control panel
  • Under the “Networking and Internet” option, click on “View network status and tasks”
  • Next, click on “Change adapter settings”
  • Right click on Local Area Connection > Properties
  • Choose Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
  • Click Properties
  • Select the option “Obtain an IPv6 address automatically”
  • Now, select “Obtain DNS server automatically” and click Ok
  • Select the option “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
  • Click Properties
  • Select the option “Obtain an IP address automatically”
  • Now, select “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click Ok.

4: If The Problem Persists, Follow The Below Instructions

  • Press Windows + R to open the “Run” window
  • Now, type the command ncpa.cpl. This opens your network connections
  • Next, right click on Local Area Connection > Properties (Right click Wireless Network Connection, if it is a wireless connection)
  • Choose Internet protocol version(TCP/IPv4) > Properties
  • Choose Internet protocol and select the option “use the following DNS server address”
  • Next, change the address of DNS server to the global value:

5: Check If Internet Works In Safe Mode With Networking

This is another solution of fixing this problem. Using your PC in safe mode allows only essential OS drivers and files to load. Your PC in Safe mode with networking loads network driver, that in turn enables the internet connection. In a situation where your internet works fine in safe mode, then there are chances that your 3rd party services or drivers are the main culprit. Which is the reason your net connection is blocked. To start your computer in safe mode with networking, follow the below steps:

  • Shut down your computer
  • Again turn it on
  • Once the screen appears, keep pressing F8 continuously
  • Select the option “Safe Mode with Networking”

Note: USB internet will not work in safe mode

6: Try Different Browsers

Sometimes your browser can also cause this problem. Here you need to change your browser. If you are accessing net from Chrome then switch back to Firefox or some other browser.