I’m pretty sure most of us have encountered this error at least once in our time using the internet. This can happen for a number of reasons and sometimes may just need a restart. DNS is a server that finds the website’s IP addresses and translates them so that your browser can read it. If the addresses become out-of-date or the server has issues, you’ll encounter a DNS error and won’t be able to connect to a specific site or group of sites even with Internet access.
- Troubleshooting internet problems. Make sure that you are not experiencing problems with your router or internet provider. What you need to do to find out if this is the case join your network with your mobile phone and if you don’t have access to the internet you found the problem is with the ISP and you should call them. You can also try to connect with a different browser.
- Power cycle your internet modem. This will clear the router’s cache and flush DNS errors. It’s a simple as pulling the plug out of the socket waiting at least30 seconds and putting it back in.
- Connect via Ethernet. what happens is that if you can connect to a webpage after plugging the ethernet cable the problem may be from your router and you may need to reset it.
- Flushing the DNS. This is a process that you can do from your computer.
Open the Start Button.
Type ipconfig /flushdns
Press enter and restart your browser.
5. Edit the DNS Server. This is more of a hail mary but here’s how to do it.
1-Click on your Current connection name from the Connections page on Settings.
2-Click ‘Change settings of this connection’ button that appears on the top left after you select it.
3-Click the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” result. (as shown in the picture below)
5-Check the ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ circle.
6-Enter a preferred DNS address. OpenDNS: 188.8.131.52 or Google: 184.108.40.206