Netgear is one of the best routers available in the market. With Netgear routers, you can easily set it up and form a network. However, some problem might occur when you use the Netgear services. One such problem is Netgear DNS error. This error occurs when you try to connect to a website and the DNS server does not respond. If you are facing this problem then you don’t need to worry. We will provide you will the best procedures to fix the problem.
Troubleshooting Guide To Fix Netgear DNS Error
First of all, you should try to connect the website on a different browser or another device. If you face similar error then, you can follow the guide to solve the Netgear DNS Error.
Change The DNS Server
Generally, the DNS server is retrieved automatically. If the DNS server on your PC is not responding then, you can try to change the DNS servers. If you are using Windows 10, type “ncpa.cpl” in the search box and press the Enter key. In Windows 7, use the Run box to execute the command.
A network connections window will open. You have to right-click on the connection that you are using and select Properties. In the next step, select the Internet Protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4) and then click on the Properties option. In this window, select the “Use the following DNS Server Address.” Now, in the “Preferred DNS Server” type 126.96.36.199 and type 188.8.131.52 for “Alternate DNS Server”. Lastly, check the Validate Settings Upon Exit and then click on OK. Restart the computer to apply changes.
This process will help you to change the DNS server and fix the Netgear DNS error.
Disable Unused Network
Along with the working connection, Windows also installs some extra connections which are not needed. But, it is advised to have the one connection and you can remove the rest. Open the network configuration by pressing ncpa.cpl in the search box. You can also navigate through the Control Panel and open the “Change Adapter Settings.” A new window will open and display the connections. Disable all the connections except the one that you are currently using. Right-click on the Connections and click on the ‘Disable’ option.
Flush The DNS
Generally, Windows as well as the other Operating Systems stores the DNS data in the cache memory. The Cache stores the data of the website that you have visited in the past. You can clear the cache to solve the Netgear DNS error. Go to the Start menu and open the Command Prompt. Type “ipconfig/flushdns” and press the Enter button. It will remove the DNS cache. Now check if you still receive the DNS error. If you still get the error message then, type in the following commands:
netsh Winsock reset
Restart the computer and see if you have resolved the error.
If you are still facing problem then, you can also try to resolve them by uninstalling the Antivirus Software. You can also check for the error after disabling the Firewall. Sometimes the Firewall blocks the connection with the server client due to which you get the DNS server unavailable error message.
We hope that these solutions have helped you to solve the problem.