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WINDOWS 8 DNS SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING

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  • I CAN NOT CONNECT TO THE INTERNET WIRELESSLY OR WITH RJ45 CABLE....I KEEP GETTING THE NSAME MESSAGE .....DNS SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING.....CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME ?
    Thursday, July 26, 2012 10:34 PM

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  • Which DNS do you use? From your iSP? Try the google DNS servers (IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4):

    DNS settings are specified in the TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.

    Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows 7

    1. Go the Control Panel.
    2. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
    3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
      • To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
      • To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    4. Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
    5. Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
    8. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
      • For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
      • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
    9. Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
    10. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
    11. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.

    https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, July 27, 2012 5:48 AM
    Answerer

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  • Which DNS do you use? From your iSP? Try the google DNS servers (IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4):

    DNS settings are specified in the TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.

    Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows 7

    1. Go the Control Panel.
    2. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
    3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
      • To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
      • To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    4. Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
    5. Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
    8. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
      • For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
      • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
    9. Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
    10. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
    11. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.

    https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, July 27, 2012 5:48 AM
    Answerer
  • I still don't have access. It says website (8.8.4.4) is online but isn't responding to connection attempts. My connection problems are with Windows 8 - Never had problems with Windows 7. My Windows 8 problems came on after some updates were installed, but neither uninstalling them or reverting using system restore fixed the problem. Thanks, Steve
    Friday, November 09, 2012 4:29 PM