How to Fix “DNS Server not Responding” on Windows 10

How to Fix “DNS Server not Responding” on Windows 10

/ Shayne Sherman

The DNS or Domain Name System is the system that translates website domains into their corresponding IP Addresses. DNS was created to make internet browsing easier.

If we don’t use DNS we have to memorize IP Addresses of each websites which looks like this 215.57.216.55. But because of DNS we use words to access websites like www.google.com

The DNS Server is not responding error is caused by several issues on your computer. To assist you in troubleshooting the error see the methods below.

Method 1: Reset your router

Most routers are turned on for days or even weeks, sometime a simple reboot of your router can fix this issue

To do these follow the steps below.

Step 1:  Turn off your Internet Router

Step 2: Unplug your router

Step 3: Wait for 5 minutes before turning on your router

Step 4: Turn on your router

Step 5: Try to connect to your network now

Method 2: Use Third Party System Repair Tool (RESTORO)

Restoro is a program that analyzes your computer and automatically repairs issues on your PC that may cause the error “DNS Server is not respoding”

Follow the steps below on how to download and use Restoro on your computer.

NOTE: These steps will require you to temporarily deactivate your anti-virus to prevent it from interfering with Restoro.

Step 1: Download and Install Restoro for free

https://techloris.com/go/restoro/

Step 2: Accept the license terms agreement by checking the “I Accept the EULA and Privacy Policy” to continue.

Step 3: After installing restoro, it will automatically scan your computer for the first time.

Restoro

Step 4: You can view the details of the scan by expanding the “Details” tab.

Step 5: To fix the issues found, expand the “Recommendation” tab and choose between “Clean” and “Ignore”

Step 6: Click on “Clean Now” at the bottom part of the program to begin fixing the issue.

Method 3: Update/Reinstall your Network Drivers

If your computer is having issues on connecting to your DNS server, most of the time it is caused by improper installation of network drivers or outdated drivers.

To update and reinstall your network adapter drivers follow this steps:

Step 1: Press on Windows key + S and search for “Device Manager

Device Manager

Step 2: Open Device Manager

Step 3: Find Network Adapters and Select your adapter

Step 4: Right click on your Network Adapter and select Uninstall

Uninstall Network Adapter

Step 5: Reboot your computer and Windows will automatically install the latest driver for your Network Adapter

Method 4: Use IP renew Command

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin)

Command Prompt (Admin)

Step 2: In Command Prompt, Type this lines and press Enter

Ipconfig/release

ipconfig/release

Step 3: After performing ipconfig/release, enter the following:

Ipconfig/renew

ipconfig/renew

Step 4: Close Command Prompt

Step 5: Reboot Windows 10 and try connecting to your network

Method 5: Change your DNS Server

Step 1: Press Windows key + S and search for “Network & Sharing Center

Network & Sharing Center

Step 2: Open Network & Sharing Center

Step 3: Click on the connection you are using

Wi-Fi Connection

Step 4: Click on Properties

Wi-Fi Properties

Step 5: Find Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) and click on properties

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) properties

Step 6: Click on Use the following DNS Server Address and enter the following values:

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

DNS Server Address

Step 7: Click OK to apply the settings and try browsing the internet and see if the issue is fixed

Method 6: Disable IPv6 on your computer

Step 1: Press Windows key + S and search for “Network & Sharing Center

Network & Sharing Center

Step 2: Open Network & Sharing Center

Step 3: Click on the connection you are using

Wi-Fi Connections

Step 4: Click on Properties

Wi-Fi Properties

Step 5: Make sure IPv6 Protocol is unchecked and press Ok

unchecked Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)

Step 6: Reboot your computer and try connecting to your network

Method 7: Flush DNS cache

Step 1: Press on Windows key + S and search for Command Prompt

Step 2: Right Click on Command Prompt and select run as Administrator

Command Prompt run as Administrator

Step 3: Type this line on command prompt and hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig/flushdns