If you surf the internet using your Wi-Fi connection, you’re likely to face problems with the DNS server — DNS server not responding. The Domain Name System (DNS) is the system responsible for the conversion of alphanumeric domain names into numeric IP addresses. If this fails, then it will not be possible to access the network. Consequently, in this article, we will see step-by-step how to fix this error.

How to Fix when DNS server not responding

Follow the following step-by-step guide to fix this DNS server not responding issue.

Reboot your Router

Usually, connection problems are solved by reboot the router. With this in mind, press and hold the power button. Or else remove the power supply. Then wait at least 30 seconds to reconnect the power. Finally, try to reconnect to the website.
Reboot router to fix ip conflicting issue

Flush DNS server

If the first option did not work for you then we suggest you please FLUSH DNS server. To do this, type CMD in the search bar and run CMD as an administrator. Command prompt window will open up on the screen.

Type the following command (ipconfig/flushdns) in the command prompt and press enter and verify that the problem has been solved or not. If not, then move forward to the next step.


flush dns
This resets the Windows DNS. From now on you should be able to access any page without limitations. If not, it is still possible to modify the DNS servers manually to bypass possible blockages.

Release DNS server

Then execute the following command (ipconfig/release) in the same command prompt Window:

Renew DNS server

Follow the following command (ipconfig/renew) in the command prompt Window:

renew dns

Disable Proxy Settings

Press Win + R key together to open Run Box.
Type inetcpl.cpl command into the run box and click on OK to open the Internet Explorer properties page.
Once the Internet properties page open, click on the Connections tab and click on LAN settings.
disable-proxy-settings2Here in the LAN settings, make sure the option “Use Automatic Configuration Script” is disabled. And the option “Automatically detect settings” should be enabled.

Change default DNS servers (Recommended)

It is possible to change the DNS servers to secure the servers. To do so, click on the Win + X combination and then click on Network Connections.

On the next screen click on Change adapter options:

the adapter with which you connect to the network. Then right-click to enter the properties:

Then select the IPV4 option. Next click on Properties.

On the next screen click on Use the following DNS server. In the empty field, please fill in the values with the DNS server of your preference. Use the following DNS values. or

Disable Windows Firewall temporarily to diagnose the issue

Windows Firewall is probably the cause. In that case, it is sufficient to temporarily deactivate it. With this intention, type in the search bar Firewall to access the settings.
Once inside the Firewall configuration, just press the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off option. Then try to enter the website again. If the problem persists, then proceed to the next step.

Press OK and you have renewed the DNS server.

Reset Browser to its factory settings

To check if the problem is a network configuration, try to access the page with another browser. On the market, there are several options such as Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. It is also advisable to have your browser updated. As a last solution, try to uninstall and reinstall, reset the browsers. If you find any issue on a specific browser, then recommend you to Reset the browser to its default settings.

That’s it!!

From there, you should have no problem accessing the network. If the problem still persists, then it is very likely that there is an issue with the provider. I hope that with these steps you can solve the problem and surf the Internet without problems. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. See you later!

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