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    Default DNS Server not responding error in Windows 7/8/10

    Hi - I really need some help please I have tried all the different options I can find and nothing works. I get DNS Server not responding error My second laptop is wireless and is connected to the same router as this laptop - it shows it is connected but cant access the internet - it says that the device is working properly and the DNS Server isnt responding.

    I have done system restore, I have got the logs and the ip config details which I can post if that helps. I have done the CMD commands and tried alternative public DNS numbers, I can ping out, I am at my wits end !! Can anyone help? Im on Windows 7 and the laptop is a compaq presario.

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    Hi Gilksie

    I have been getting the same problem (Connected to internet but cannot access it) both on my laptop and my desktop (which id hardwired to my router. On most occasions, if I persist and wait, both systems can access the internet and after a while the correct icon on the task bar eventually shows up!!!!!!
    I'm using "Fixed i/p's" as I want to lock down the access to my network. Windows 7 doesn't seem to know about "Fixed i/p's" because it reports "DNS Server isn't responding" when ever I try network diagnostics.

    So I think that W7's networking ****s.

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    i am also face this problem plz help.

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    Default Recurring "The DNS server is not responding" problem

    This has happened too many times. Every now and then, my Wi fi Internet on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R) stops working even when it is still working on my friend's laptop and both our smartphones. I troubleshoot it and find the messages "The DNS server is not responding" or "Windows can't communicate with the device or resource". However, when I turn on the wi fi hotspot on my phone, my laptop connects to it and runs the internet perfectly. It affects all browsers and uTorrent too. Be advised that I stay at a hostel and use the common wi fi provided there. It used to work normally most of the times but this has gotten frustrating now. Not that it's a permanent problem.. it just runs for about 15 mins before the internet just stops working (While staying constant on my phone) and then starts up again after about 30-60 mins and then eventually stops working again! D: the f-... anyway..

    I've already tried the following:-
    1. Ran CMD as Admin and typed these lines with successful execution but no results-
    netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.exe
    netsh winsock reset
    ipconfig\flushdns

    2. System restore worked once (Though there were no programs on the 'affected' list. I doubt that it is a problem with an update or new software because I installed nothing at all recently) and then tried system restore to the same point again when the problem reappeared within minutes and was of no help this time around.

    3. Ran Windows 8 in safe mode with networking with the same results.. the internet is just not working.

    4. I changed the 'obtain DNS servers' in the network adapter settings for Ipv4 and used the google DNS servers - 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

    5. Threw the laptop out the window! =w= (Not really, but was close to it)

    6. Checked if my network adapter was working and updated (needless to say, it was)

    Yeah, I guess around that much.. I'll just post the ipconfig/all if it's of any help.. I really hope someone can help me out here~ TwT




    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jay
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Tunngle:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 (Tunngle)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-52-81-01-DF
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-86-57-91
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-86-57-94
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-86-57-90
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9152:ced0:a090:d3aa%13(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.88.123(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:37:46 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:04:29 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.88.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.88.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 224423014
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-70-E5-21-74-86-7A-6D-49-BF

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 74-86-7A-6D-49-BF
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{912BD236-475D-4C7B-A27B-C650811C4EC0}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fb:1c3c:eec:509b:5661(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c3c:eec:509b:5661%18(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

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    A few more potential solutions suggested here. Pls see if it helps.
    FIX: DNS Server is not responding on Windows 7 | 8

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    Default Use Tracert

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze76 View Post
    Every now and then, my Wi fi Internet on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R) stops working even when it is still working on my friend's laptop and both our smartphones.
    In my case, it is still working even on my other Tablet. The problem is obviously in the OS not being able to adapt to a changing environment and it has always been there. There are no obvious timeouts for us to try for these cases. So, you just need to try to workaround the deficiency. E.g. try to get the Network doing stuff that makes the OS think it is faster than it was. To do that I use tracert. Eventually it seems to be enough of a KITA to OS Networking that lookups can be done by IE again. And it is always IE that is not recognizing that a lookup can be done. For some sites you can work around the problem by using the IP address instead of making IE try a lookup.

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    Hi,

    Here is one of your posts. Rest assured we do not delete any posts - unless they are spam links.


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    This is a recent problem where I am unable to access the internet. I get DNS server not responding error. I confirmed that the computer can access the internet if connected directly to the ATT modem.

    I have a ddwrt repeater bridge that is connected to my desktop. I can access this router but there is no connection to the internet. I have tried to flushdns, ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew, tried setting the DNS server address to 8.8.8.8 and 208.67.222.222 with no luck.

    I did uninstall Mcafee but still no internet.

    I tested the desktop with another ddwrt repeater bridge to make sure it was not the router that was causing the issue. On the second ddwrt router I connected the Vista laptop and was able to access the internet. I connected the desktop and am getting the same results as the first ddwrt router.

    I tried the following:
    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter
    >>You must restart the computer in order to complete the reset.

    Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter
    >>Reseting Interface, OK!
    >>Restart the computer to complete this action.

    Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter
    >>There's no user specified settings to be reset.

    I can ping the ddwrt router but I get a time out when trying to ping the ATT modem.


    Here is the results of the ipconfig/all

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : $$-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : attlocal.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : attlocal.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethern
    et Controller(NDIS6.20)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-##-##-##-##-##
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7854:dd77:b23e:bd7f%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.83(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 03, 2014 5:06:23 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 04, 2014 5:06:23 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218113164
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-FB-CA-E2-00-24-8C-9B-4A-40

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.attlocal.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : attlocal.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Windows\system32>



    Any help would be appreciated.

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