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DNS Server Not Responding – How to Fix it on Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Fix DNS Server Not Responding error:  You may often face a website showing the error message ‘DNS Server Not Responding’ while browsing for any purpose. When first time I saw this error while searching for my project work, I thought it was my browser problem. Then I shift to another browser and tried to open the same web page. Still it shows the error DNS Server Not Responding. After that, I go for the diagnostic tool which appears on the page that was seeing the error. Then searched for the issue and finally got the perfect solution to fix this error.

There are many internet users who regularly looking for the solutions to fix this error. If you’re one of them then you can easily resolve it. That’s why today I am going to show you the easy steps through which you can easily fix this DNS Server Not Responding error. Let us first talk about some basic things.


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What is DNS?

Let me clear you one thing  first, I am not going to discuss this topic deeply here as it’s not the main purpose of this post. Just giving you the brief description. DNS or Domain Name Server is a type of internet service which translates the domains into the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in which the internet deals with. So, it’s an essential part of the internet.

There may be various reasons or elements are responsible for the server failure or DNS Server Not Responding error.

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Reasons behind getting the DNS Server Not Responding error:

The possible reasons are:

  • The DNS service might not be working or get corrupted.
  • It may be possible that the firewall application or the security software accidentally blocked the IP address of your PC and banned the connection to certain sites.
  • Another possibility is, due to the technical reasons the host server of the site might get down for temporary periods.

Steps on fixing DNS Server Not Responding error:

This is the step by step tutorial which will give you the exact solution.

Step 1:

First of all, go to the ‘Start’ menu and open ‘Control Panel’.

Step 2:

In Control Panel, go to ‘Network and Internet’ >> ‘Network and Sharing Center’ >> ‘Change adapter Setting’. Change Adapter settings option will be on the top left of the window.

Step 3:

Here, you will see all the list of your internet connections. Select the one in which you are presently connected and then right click and go the properties.

Step 4:

You have to now double click on ‘Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’ option.

Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

Step 5:

Now, make your click on ‘use the following IP address’ option.

On Preferred DNS server, put – 208. 67. 222. 222

On Alternate DNS server, put – 208, 67, 220, 220

After, that click on the ‘Validate’ option and click ‘OK’ to finish. In the router configuration also, you have to enter the same address.

DNS server

Step 6:

Now you have to install and configure Open DNS. After that, in the Network Adapter Settings, you need to enter the physical address.

Step 7:

Now, again go to the Start menu and type ‘CMD’ in the search option. A window will appear. Type ‘IPCONFIG/ALL’ and hit enter.

Step 8:

From here, note down the physical address which is under ‘Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection’ as shown in the image.

dns server not responding

Step 9:

Now, repeat step 2 and step 3. Click on the ‘config’ option. Go to the ‘Advanced’ >> ‘Network Address’. Here you need to enter the physical address which you noted down earlier. (Remove the dashes in between the numbers).

dns server

Step 10:

Now, click ‘OK’ and simply restart your computer.

I hope that, after performing all the above-given steps, you will be able to successfully resolve the DNS Server Not Responding error. After resolving your issue don’t forget to share this with your all friends who might need this little help.

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