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How to solve DNS Server Not Responding Problem

While trying to browse the internet you may have encountered the error that says, DNS Server is Not Responding.

The Domain Name Server (DNS) is a server that translates website’s addresses so that your browser can connect to them. Occasionally, you can lose connection to the server, through either corrupt settings or problems on the server’s end. If you are having difficulties connecting,

DNS Server is Not Responding
You can fix this problem easily by following the methods given below.


Method 1: Use the Ipconfig command-line tool

Use the Ipconfig command-line tool. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, type command prompt in the Search Programs and files box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press Enter after each command.
ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /registerdns

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew
If the problem still persists, move on to the next step.

Method 2:
Now this is the most reliable solution yet. The DNS server address is usually obtained automatically, but you can set it to something more reliable. As the DNS server your PC obtained automatically is not responding, you can change it to one of the most reliable DNS servers out there.

First right click on your Network icon. Then click on Open Network and Sharing Center
After that click on Local Area Connection and then in the new window click Properties.
Afterwards, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then hit Properties again.
In that window select the radio button that says Use the following DNS server Addresses.
Then in the Preferred DNS Server field type in 8.8.8.8 and in the Alternate DNS Server field type in 8.8.4.4 then check Validate Settings Upon Exit box followed by clicking OK.

If the problem still persists, move on to the next step.

Method 3: Restart the router

Remove the power cord from the router. After all lights on the router have gone out, wait at least 10 seconds, and then reconnect the power cord to the router.

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