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How to Fix - DNS Server Not Responding?

JudithWright
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When trying to connect to the internet using a USB WiFi Adapter, the PC can't connect to the internet.
After plugging-in the USB WiFi adapter, adding the home internet network and password, the device connects to the internet for a second and then disconnects.
After running a Network Diagnostic, it says the primary DNS server is not responding.
 
What is the best way to fix this?

 

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See if "ping 8.8.8.8" is successful. If it is, then try changing your DNS server to 8.8.8.8.

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Just now, XP1 said:

See if "ping 8.8.8.8" is successful. If it is, then try changing your DNS server to 8.8.8.8.

Sorry, I am not sure what this means

How do I know if ping 8.8.8.8. is successful?  (I'm not sure what that is...)

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14 minutes ago, JudithWright said:

Sorry, I am not sure what this means

How do I know if ping 8.8.8.8. is successful?  (I'm not sure what that is...)

Type "cmd" in Start menu. In command prompt, type "ping 8.8.8.8". If you see successful replies, then you should be connected to the Internet.

 

If it fails, then next, you should try pinging the IP address of your router.

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13 minutes ago, JudithWright said:

Sorry, I am not sure what this means

How do I know if ping 8.8.8.8. is successful?  (I'm not sure what that is...)

Open up a command prompt (assuming you are using windows), and type "ping 8.8.8.8" hit enter (no quotes).

 

8.8.8.8 is Google's DNS server, if you can communicate to it, use it.

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"DNS server not responding" is just a bucket error message from Windows useless wifi diagnostics.

 

Has nothing to do with the DNS server. Wifi adapter is having issues. Bad password, defective, etc.

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