DNS Server Not Responding on Windows 10, 8, 7: Here’s How to Solve It

Your internet is not working. When you try to troubleshoot it, you get the following message: The DNS server isn’t responding” OR “Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding.”

We’re here to tell you how to solve this problem.

What is the DNS Server Not Responding Error?

DNS stands for Domain Name System, and it is the one to manage the IP addresses. As you probably know, every computer and every website has its own IP address. DNS allows computers to connect in a more easier way.

If the DNS server is not responding, your computer won’t be able to connect you to any site. This part is the most important one when it comes to the internet. You have no internet connection without a DNS server.

How to fix it?

In most of the cases, you can solve this problem by checking and correcting the TCP/IP settings. First, you need to go to the Start menu, and type Network in the search box. Then, you need to Open Network and Sharing Center from the results. On the left Sidebar, you will find the Change adapter settings. You need to click on it. From there, you’ll see different connections, which are active or inactive. Click right on Ethernet or Local Area Connection – it depends on your Windows’ version, then clicks on Properties. A dialog box should open. You will need to click on Internet Protocol Version 4, then go to Properties. In the following dialog box, click on Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically, and click OK.

This should solve your problem.

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