Windows support for DNS errors
The main job of DNS (Domain Name System) is to translate domain names into IP addresses. In effect, it acts as a mediator between the user and his browser. DNS makes it easy for the end user to browse websites using the fairly simple domain names, while it converts the domain names into complex IP addresses that can be understood by the browser.
Obviously, any errors associated with the Domain Name System can disrupt the smooth functioning of your browser. DNS errors can be caused by a number of factors such as corrupted files and outdated information stored in the DNS. Any recent software update, including Windows update can also be responsible for occasional errors.
Whenever you encounter an error message, check and make sure that your internet connection is intact. Then restart your computer and try to connect to a website. If you are unable to establish a connection, you can be sure that there is a DNS error and can proceed to troubleshooting.
In the event of a DNS error, you can either dial the Windows support number or choose to do it yourself by following the below listed procedures.
Disable your firewall for selected Web browsers. To do this, open the “Windows Firewall” tab from the “Classic View” section of your “Control Panel“. Access the “Exceptions” tab. Check the box next to your Web browser to disable the firewall on that browser. Repeat the same for all the browsers that you commonly use.
If you are unable to locate your browser, click on the “Add Program” tab, scroll to your browser and select it. To configure the correct port, access the “Add Port” option, then enter “HTTP” (without quotes) for the “Name” and enter “80” (without quotes) for the “Port”. Click “Apply“, and then “OK” to activate the new settings.
Support number from Windows team
Clearing the cache
If you encounter frequent DNS errors even when your network connection is working fine, try flushing your DNS cache. Before you start the process, close all the open windows. Access “Run” tab and type “Command“. Type the following commands (without quotes) in the adjacent box and press “Enter”.
- “ipconfig /flushdns”
- “ipconfig /registerdns”
Now close the command box and check whether the issue is rectified by trying to load a website. If the problem persists, you can try clearing the cookies as well. Windows support number can be accessed online at any time to help you with further troubleshooting.
Whatever be the cause of the DNS issue, find it at the earliest and rectify it to ensure smooth performance and better overall functionality of your networking system.
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