Your network may not work properly because the DNS server cannot be reached. There are several reasons for this network error. One of them is that the DNS server does not respond. Another is the DNS server, which is not available. Even the IP address of the server could not be found, is a cause. After all, your DNS server cannot be contacted.
How to correct a DNS error:
Run Network Troubleshooter
- Press Windows + R, then type ncpa.cpl and press Enter to open network connections.
- Right-click on your Wifi connection and select Diagnostics.
- Start the network troubleshooting and you will get the following error message: DHCP is not enabled for “Wireless Network Connection”.
- Now click on Next to solve the problems. Also click on “Try this repair as an administrator”.
- At the next prompt, click Apply this correction.
- Restart your PC to save the changes.
Changing the DNS server on Windows 10
Step 1: View network connections
To change the DNS server on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, you must access the properties of your network connection. Click the Windows button on the taskbar and search for “Network Connections”, then select “View Network Connections” from the menu. You can also simply type the command ncpa.cpl.