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Getting "Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding" error in Windows 10? Fix it here.

Sometimes you may not be able to connect to the Internet due to miscellaneous causes. Most of the problems in such cases occurs due to network adapters. But in few situations, culprit may be network server rather than network adapter, which is preventing you from being connected. Today, we’ll discuss one such issue we faced recently on Windows 10 – it is still applicable to previous Windows editions.

In this scenario, we were not able to connect our system to web server. As usual, we performed some troubleshooting using Network Adapter troubleshooter. We also recommended you to try it as a first step of troubleshooting.

Recommended: How to use built-in troubleshooters in Windows 10

But running the troubleshooter found a problem that generally happens with wired (LAN and Ethernet) connections. Following was the error, which even the troubleshooter wasn’t able to fix.

Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

Now since the automation tool didn’t fixed the problem, we’ve to fix it manually. Here we also suggest you to restart your router and see if it makes any differences in the situation. If the problem still persists, you can try the fixes mentioned below.

FIX : Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding In Windows 10/8.1/8/7

FIX 1 – By Configuring/Correcting TCP/IP Settings

1. Open Control Panel and navigate to Network and Internet > Network Connections. Here, do a right click on your Local Area Connection or Ethernet connection and select Properties.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

2. In the connection property sheet, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then hit/tap Properties.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

3. Next, select Obtain an IP address automatically and then select Obtain DNS server address automatically option. Click/tap OK.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

4. Again in the network connections property sheet, select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) this time and perform step 2 and 3 with it. Close Control Panel and check the status of issue.

If the problem still exists, try FIX 2.

FIX 2 – Using Command Prompt

1. Right click on Start Button and select Command Prompt (Admin).

2. In the administrative or elevated Command Prompt, type following commands one by one and press Enter key after each:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

3. Once all commands executed successfully, close the Command Prompt and reboot. After restarting machine, you’ll find that problem is fixed and you can connect to the Internet now.

Hope this helps!


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69 Comments

  • Thanks Kapil !! Will be helpful..

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ :)

  • Thank you, that fixed a major issue for me!!!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help :)

  • i am getting an error while executing the command ipconfig/release ..the error quotes……no operation can be performed on LAN while it has its media disconnected

  • I am getting the same error when I try to release and renew , I also have done every other fix that I have found on here to fix the “one or more network protocols are missing on this computer ” error, and nothing has worked yet.. still no Internet. . What else can I try?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Look forward to this fix and see if it helps you: http://www.kapilarya.com/windows-sockets-registry-entries-required-for-network-connectivity-is-missing

  • Thanks You, :)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ ☺️

  • Fix 1 worked, wow! Thanks so much

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome 😀

  • Hey kapil when i typed 3rd and 4th command error is howing
    media diconnected

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ If you ignore those errors for a while, is the issue resolved?

  • My issue is not yet resolved. If i put a DNS server manually it says device or resource is not responding and if i let it be dynamic like you told it says DNS server not responding. Also, i have tried different open DNS servers, none is working and i have tried fix 2 as well. It couldn’t help me. If u can help me i shall be greatful.

  • Also to inform my proxy settings and firewall both are off. This isn’t continuous with me i.e. Rarely, my net is connected but once or twice a day. I cant understand the issue, if it gets connected for sometime why not the other time?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try FIX 1 mentioned here and see if it helps: https://www.kapilarya.com/windows-sockets-registry-entries-required-for-network-connectivity-is-missing

  • It was helpful. Thanks alot

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad to hear that 😊

  • On my PC there is no ‘Network and Internet’ just ‘Network and Sharing Center’ which does NOT have the same menu options. Strange that you dont cover this.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ In ‘Network and Sharing Center’, click Change adapter settings and you’ll arrive in window shown in step 1.

  • None of it helped me.. arghh it pissing me off.. help other options???

  • I’VE TRIED IT ON MY OTHER COMPUTER WHICH IS USING ETHERNET. BUT I TRY IT ON THE OTHER COMPUTER USING WI-FI. ITS NOT WORKING. PLEASE HELP

  • I tried it but it didn’t help. Still cannot connect to the internet

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ You may try refreshing Windows 10: https://www.kapilarya.com/reinstall-windows-10-without-affecting-personal-files

  • Tanks a ton Mr. Arya

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Welcome!

  • Thank you so much for your help, I spent almost 3 hours looking how to fixed it!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Happy to help 😎

  • didn’t work!

  • thanks it worked
    kind regards

  • Thanks for answering to my question. I spent two days using some youtube suggestions similar to yours and did not work. I left it overnight and it started working again. Besides that I’m in Mexico
    using hotel WiFi everyone complains for unstable internet, when I’m at home in Canada this never happened . I will keep your suggestion in my files .

    Ed

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Sure Ed, glad I could help 😊

  • Ive tried both methods but the problem still persists… I’m using Windows seven.
    What can i do ?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Please check with different network connections, see if the issue still persists.

  • Hey kapil when i typed 3rd and 4th command error is howing
    media diconnected

    How to fix?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ It may show “Media disconnected” but have found to resolve the issue at the same time. So is the issue fixed for you?

  • “Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (bhkinternational.com) is not responding”
    I Have Receive Detection of my Pop Mail Id Login time Show.
    Please, me suggest how can i have resolve it.
    i try above step but not working with popEMail.

  • Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Fix 2 saved the day!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad it worked for you 😊

  • I’ve tried those methods perfectly just like you mention but my problem still persist. I’ve problem connecting with my university WiFi but there’s no problem to connect with my own phone via mobile Hotspot.

  • It didn’t work.

  • Thank you ! It worked and was explained soo clearly.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad it worked for you!

  • I just restore to a previous restore point and it worked….

    Wanas

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ That’s awesome :)

  • to admin,may I contact you by whatsapp to fix this problem?,I am really stressfull when I execute 3rd and 4th command in command prompt

  • Step 1 helped me to solve this issue, thank you very much!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks a lot for your feedback 😊

  • open command prompt as admin and execute ipconfig/flushdns command to flush dns. Also change the dns to open dns or google dns. It will fix the issue.

  • on restarting every time i have to flush and renew dns ..plzz help

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try resetting the Network, see if it helps you: https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-reset-network-settings-to-default-in-windows-10

  • Thanks man !! It worked well finally .

  • Thank you so much! It helped! :)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ You’re most welcome!

  • Avast Premier cost this problem…… go to Firewall Policies – preferences and unclick everything

  • Thank you so much, amazing

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome!!

  • Thank you so much!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Happy to help, Jay 😊

  • Saved me from tearing out my hair. Thankyou very much!!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Most welcome, Matt 😎

  • just passing by to say thanks! tried many things, but this was the best solution, worked perfectly!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad I could help 😎

  • i followed all commands..but in ipconfig/renew
    THis shows
    An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection: unable to contact you DHCP server. Request has timed out..
    what is this ..please help me

  • Thank you sir!

  • It was showing like this THE REQUESTED OPERATION REQUIRES ELEVATION

  • Hello Kapil, not sure if this thread is still active, but I’m working on my nephews HP Pavilion notebook running windows 10 (64), and it seems to be connecting to the router, but not to the internet. The network adapter is a Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165. I created a Wlan report also. I’m not the most knowledgeable, but I know my way around a bit. I’ve tried pretty much everything that has been list in most of these threads. Wondering if you could lend me a hand please. Let me know what other info you need.

  • I can’t thank you enough! The first fix worked for me. I’ve been searching all over and other websites suggested the command prompt fix and some others but none of them worked.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad to help Steve 😊

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