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: "The DNS server isn't responding"

28 Nov 2009   #1
Acebrock

Windows Vista and 7 (Two PCs)
 
 
"The DNS server isn't responding"

Got myself a Windows 7 Laptop (HP Pavilion DV6-1355DX) about 2 weeks ago, and have been trying to take it online (via dial-up, bleh), and have always encountered the same error on and off, "The DNS Server isn't responding" (off being about 2 minutes worth of surfing). I tried eliminating some non-working programs, but that didn't help, and I'm wondering if any of my other programs might be causing the issue.

A general idea of what I have on there:
Battlefield 1942
OpenOffice.org
SimGolf
Sim City 3K
Clean Access Agent

And I'm wondering if any of these might be causing my issue, or I got a bad update (I got a bunch when I tried to connect at the college campus, though other issues kept me from getting out of quarantine, but they're not immediately relevent).


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Set a static ip address for the lan adapter inside Windows 7. Use 208.67.222.222 for dns server while doing so.

If that doesn't help, and it definitely should, uninstall antivirus and firewall to test. Disabling only, will have no effect.

Make sure you don't have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager. If you do, that means you have Bonjour service. Google for how to completely uninstall.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2009   #3
bsamatowitz

windows 7
 
 

I have a two wire modem by Embarq now central link. I have several pc's and it doesn't seem to be linked to just the windows 7. I get "DNS server not responding" and I can't get online. But I do have downloads and they are still downloading in the background while i still can't get online. Any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bsamatowitz View Post
I have a two wire modem by Embarq now central link. I have several pc's and it doesn't seem to be linked to just the windows 7. I get "DNS server not responding" and I can't get online. But I do have downloads and they are still downloading in the background while i still can't get online. Any ideas?
Same advice as my previous post. If you follow it, disable DHCP on the router.

Also, make sure you do not have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2009   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i had same message a few days ago i thought it was a reuter prob and phoned my isp , they told me to unplug the reuter and wait ten secs for it to reset after that it was fine ive had no issues since, b4 that every time i started pc the internet would drop out and come back. its ok now though if you use a reuter give it a whirl
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #6
gdurkee

xp, windows 7
 
 

This just happened to me using Windows 7 & a ZoneAlarm router. I set the DNS Lookup to the suggestion above (208.67.222.222) and that worked.

Thanks,

George
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2010   #7
antipimp86

Window's 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Similar Problem

I'm receiving the same error, but I'm not plugged into a router. I'm plugged directly into the wall and go through my apartment complex's connection.
It comes and goes (today, mostly goes)
Any suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "The DNS server isn't responding"




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"DNS Server Isnít Responding" error msg for my Office 365 website
First time ever with this problem... Starting a few days ago, on my home network, I've been unable to see or edit my Office 365 Sharepoint website (www.wtlinc.net) on IE or Chrome. This is only a problem on my home network. The site is visible on networks outside mine. Further, I only have this...
Network & Sharing
Internet keeps dying because "DNS server isn't responding"
I'm on vacation so the internet is highly questionable. Whenever I first turn on my computer, the internet works fine. Then after about 5 minutes pages decide to stop loading. The bars in the bottom right say I have a full connection, yet no access. I use IE to see what's wrong and it comes back...
Network & Sharing
Constant error: "The DNS server isnít responding" (Win7 Pro 64bit)
Every since I upgraded to Win7 Pro 64bit from Win7 Pro 32bit I have been getting "The DNS server isnít responding" error randomly and constantly (I attached the most current reports). I got rid of the Windows drivers and went straight to the Intel site for the drivers.....issue remains. Tried a...
Network & Sharing
"DNS server isn't responding" madness
Hi folks! Yesterday I was browsing the web when, all of a sudden, internet stopped working. I ran a diagnostic when Windows came up with "DNS server isn't responding". I tried using the web on other computers in the house without success (tried both wired AND wireless). Then, I connected my...
Network & Sharing
Win7 "workstation" to WinXP "server" file copy FAIL
This is driving me bonkers and I have almost no hair left. I really hope someone can help. When I attempt to copy or move a file or folder from my Win7 box to my WinXP (SP3) media server, the operation nearly always fails. Take, for example, my trying to copy the VLC Media Player folder (704...
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 21:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App