How To Solve “DNS Server not responding”


DNS is one of the most important protocols for internet and network usage. If DNS wouldn’t exist you will have to type https://45.79.133.118 to your browser in order to access this web site. But some times even have an internet connection we may have some access errors related to DNS. In this tutorial, we will look at different causes and solutions about Dns Server not responding .

We have already provided some solution for DNS related Dns Lookup Problem . You can read it from the following link.

How To Fix Dns Lookup Failed

Check You DNS Server Settings

In order to see whether the problem is caused by our DNS server settings, we should check our current DNS server configuration. We can print the DNS server configuration in Windows operating systems with the following command from MS-DOS or Powershell.

> ipconfig /all
Check You DNS Server Settings
Check You DNS Server Settings

Restart Network Services

The error may be caused by a network communication problem. As some experienced readers will know that the Windows operating system uses services in order to complete its tasks. Network tasks are handled by network services. Some times these services can be hung which may cause DNS server not responding  error. We can restart network services with the following command. Run following commands as Administrator or with Administrator privileges.

> netsh winsock reset catalog 

> netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Or we can restart network services from the Network icon from Taskbark like below. Click Troubleshoot problems

Restart Network Services
Restart Network Services

Change DNS Server

If we do not explicitly provide a DNS server for our modem or computer we will generally get work or ISP DNS server settings. We can change our DNS server to a more reliable one. We have already provided a post that lists popular and quality DNS servers over the world. We can change our current DNS server to one of these DNS servers.

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