How to Fix DNS Server Not Responding on Windows

When connecting any device to the home or other network, the internet connection might fail showing the DNS Server Not responding error. This can happen because of several reasons. Let’s explore all the potential fixes to the DNS Server Not Responding issue.

Steps to Change DNS Settings on a Windows 10 PC

•    You have to change the DNS IP address.

•    This issue occurs because of the wrong IP address.

•    Tap on the “Windows” and “R” keys together for opening the Run box on the system keyboard simultaneously.

•    Enter “Control.”

•    After that, press on the “Enter” button.

•    Tap on the “Large” symbols located on the “Network and Sharing Center” window.

•    Tap on the “Change adapter settings” option.

•    Now, you have to right-click on the “Wireless Network Connection” folder.

•    After that, tap on the “Properties” option located in the Wireless Network Connection drop-down menu.

•    Tap on the “Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” provided on the “Internet Protocol” checkbox.

•    After that, tap on the “Properties” option.

•    Click to get the DNS server address automatically on the screen.

•    After getting it, tap on the “OK” button.

•    Press on the “Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” given on the “Internet Protocol” checkbox.

•    Press to get the DNS server address automatically on display.

•    After that, tap on the “OK” button.

•    Go through the site and check it is completed or not.

Steps to Clear the DNS Cache

•    Flush the DNS cache and by going to the search bar of the “Start” menu, reset the command prompt.

•    You have to choose “Run” as admin and right-click on the “Command Prompt” option.

•    Enter the given commands in the dark color window.

•    After that, click on the “Enter after each.”

•    Go to the website and check whether the procedure is completed or not.

Steps to Update Network Adapter Drivers

•    You have to update the “Network adaptor software.”

•    In case you had entered the old and wrong DNS IP address, then this might be the reason of the DNS server is not responding issue.

•    You can update the “Network adaptor software” by yourself, or you can update it automatically by using the “Driver Easy” in case you don’t know how to use the drivers.

•    The Driver Easy will help you to start the update procedure automatically and suggest appropriate drivers.

Steps to Restart the Internet Broadband and Wi-Fi Router

•    Start the modem and router again.

•    In case both the device is not working correctly or the DNS server is not responding on Windows, then you have to go through the restarting process of it.

•    Click on the modem and router switch on and off button and after that, wait until the switch on and off button start showing the restart option.

•    After getting the restart option, you can start the modem and router again.

•    Go to the website and check whether the procedure is completed or not.

Sam John  is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup

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