- How to fix "Server Not Found / DNS Error" connection issues -
How to fix "Server not found / DNS error" problem for web browsers
- Change DNS settings to use Google Public DNS
- Check the URL address for typing errors
- Check network connection settings
- Check firewall, make sure browser permitted
This is usually a DNS IP address configuration issue and can be fixed simply by manually setting your DNS IP addresses to Google Public DNS IP servers as shown below. Watch the video for a demonstration on how to change these settings in case you need help and can't find it.
1) Go to CONTROL PANEL
2) Click on NETWORK CONNECTIONS
3) Right-click on your network connection and click PROPERTIES
- LOCAL AREA NETWORK - This is if your computer has an ethernet wire
- WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION - This is if you have no wire at all
4) Scroll down the list and click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)"
5) Click PROPERTIES
6) Click "Use the following DNS server addresses" and use IPV4 or IPV6***
Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4)
Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPV6)***
***NOTE: IPV4 is the most commonly used internet layer protocol around while IPV6 is the next generation protocol and shouldn't be used unless you know exactly how to configure it properly.
- For anyone referred here to help someone else fix this issue -
If you have a friend that has this problem and cannot use their web browser to fix it, just copy all the text from above and save it as a text file to send to them through Skype / Yahoo / MSN or any other instant messenger as those don't use DNS settings and aren't affected.
To download the Youtube help video to send to them also, go to the link below and download the WMV file then send it to them also through any instant messenger service. An MP4 version is also included as an alternative to WMV format but the WMV file is what most people can open a lot easier with Windows Media Player.
(Edited by Robot Seb)
bratty girl: and if all that has failed either wire is making update which we are given warnings on
or try try again eventually wire will let u in
Robot Seb: This is actually a very common issue that many users have especially when they have a "Dynamic IP setting" that constantly connects and disconnects itself. Some complex pages with multiple DNS lookups will load much faster as well.
DarwinsMoth: I thank you so much for this I actually had that prob at random times. I will try all this.