Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: DNS Server isn't responding

24 Aug 2012   #1
Lindaw1954

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
DNS Server isn't responding

I am getting the 'DNS Server isn't responding error' on my Sony computer. I have a wireless router from Verizon FIOS.

I took my Sony to McDonalds, to see if the problem was with my computer or the router, and apparently it is my computer, as I could not connect to McDonalds wifi.

It also does not help to plug the ethernet cable directly into the computer.

I did try specifying the DNS server IP as noted in previous searches, but to no avail.

As an added note, our Toshiba did seem to lose it's wireless connection also, but I plugged it into the ethernet cable and it worked fine. As of this evening, I unplugged the cable from the Toshiba, and it seems to be working fine.

Hoping someone can help me this evening!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Aug 2012   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Set your network adapters to use Google or Open DNS Servers.

Use OpenDNS
https://developers.google.com/speed/...dns/docs/using
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2012   #3
Lindaw1954

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am not very comfortable with this solution. I am not familiar with changing configuration settings, etc.

Are there any other solutions?

It seems to me that there should be a common/easy solution, since our Toshiba is not experiencing the same issues.

Thanks for the suggestions!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Aug 2012   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

It's very simple and highly recommended.

See image below, its pretty much as easy as what you see in the image.

http://www.labnol.org/internet/setup...servers/11439/


Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2012   #5
shawn77

32 bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2012   #6
Lindaw1954

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
DNS Server isn't responding

I tried to follow the instructions below, but nothing has changed. I am on a wireless router.

The problem is that I have three network connections showing and not sure which one is correct:

1, Local area connection (I have this disabled) Marvell Yukon 88E8057PCI . . .

2. Wireless network connection 5HGB5 Atheros AR9287 Wireless network (this is my home network)

3. Wireless Network connection 2 (not connected) Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter

I followed the instructions for my 5HGB5 network, but nothing changed. My computer is on Windows 7.

Again, my husbands Toshiba is working fine wirelessly.

Thanks again for any help you can give me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lindaw1954 View Post
I tried to follow the instructions below, but nothing has changed. I am on a wireless router.

The problem is that I have three network connections showing and not sure which one is correct:

1, Local area connection (I have this disabled) Marvell Yukon 88E8057PCI . . .

2. Wireless network connection 5HGB5 Atheros AR9287 Wireless network (this is my home network)

3. Wireless Network connection 2 (not connected) Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter

I followed the instructions for my 5HGB5 network, but nothing changed. My computer is on Windows 7.

Again, my husbands Toshiba is working fine wirelessly.

Thanks again for any help you can give me.
The most likely problem is that you have the McAfee update problem. If you have McAfee installed that is it.
You have no Internet access and/or see error messages from McAfee on your computer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2012   #8
Lindaw1954

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
DNS Server isn't responding

Just wanted to let everyone know that McAfee was indeed the culprit. I was able to follow the instructions from Shawn77 and get my internet working after about an hour.

Thanks so much to everyone for their help and suggestions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 DNS Server isn't responding




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
DNS server not responding
I usually just have my laptop connected to the wall, and sometimes use my router, but neither will work. Sometimes my wireless connection goes in and out, which is why I will randomly just plug my computer into the wall when I need to have full access. When I troubleshoot it, it tells me DNS Server...
Network & Sharing
Need help with DNS server not responding
Hi, as of today, my internet connection doesnt work for two of my computers which are connected to the router by cable. When I go to troubleshoot, it tells me that the "DNS server is not responding". Can anyone help me fix this issue please? Edit: added a screenie of the ipconfig as I figure you...
Network & Sharing
DNS server not responding...
So after the change of the WEP encryption key, there is another issue that emerged out of nowhere again. This time it's the DNS server error, and other windows in our house can connect except for me. I can enter the security key this time however the wireless icon indicates a exclamation mark icon...
Network & Sharing
DNS server isn't responding
Today, my laptop and desktop, both running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, started having the same problem - they can't connect to the internet. With windows Network Diagnostics, sometimes "The DNS server isn't responding", and sometimes "Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection doesn't...
Network & Sharing
DNS Server Not Responding
I have a brand new comp running Win 7 Professional. I am having the following problems: ~DNS server not responding ~name resolution for the name 'internet provider' timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded ~realtek pcie gbe family controller is disconnected from network...
Network & Sharing
DNS Server Not Responding !!!
Hi! Why is my internet alway disconnect http://dropmocks.com/mOLkq http://dropmocks.com/mOLkq
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App