How to fix Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding - Windows Basics


Thursday, May 26, 2022

How to fix Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding

This error message is the one that appears after running the network troubleshooter on any version of Windows from Windows 7 and it indicates that there is a problem related to your DNS server which is causing more Internet connection problems.

When you try to access a specific website, launch a web application, install the latest updates, or do anything that requires an Internet connection, you may sometimes get strange errors. That error could indicate that the device or resource you're trying to access is unresponsive. Let's see how you can solve this problem.

1. Reset the router

Try resetting the router first. Users can do that by unplugging the router or turning it off. Wait a few minutes, then plug it back in or turn the router back on.

2. Run the Network Troubleshooter

Run the built-in Network Troubleshooter and check if the tool can detect and repair your network problems.

1. Go to Settings.

2. Click on System.

3. Select Troubleshoot.

4. Scroll down to Other troubleshooters.

5. Then, select and run the troubleshooters for Internet Connections and Incoming Connections.

3. Disable Browser Proxy Settings

Disable your browser proxy server settings, and check if this solution solves the problem.

1. Go to Settings.

2. Select Network & Internet.

3. Scroll down to Proxy.

4. Disable Manual and Automatic proxy setup.

5. Restart your browser, and check if the error persists.

4. Disable the Power Saver for Your Network Adapter

1. Open the Device Manager.

2. Expand Network adapters.

3. Then, right-click on your current network adapter.

4. Select Properties.

5. Click on the Power Management tab.

6. Save the settings, and try again.

5. Update Your Network Drivers

1. Go back to the Device Manager.

2. Right-click on your Network adapter.

3. Select Update driver.

4. If the issue persists, right-click again on your Network adapter.

5. Select Uninstall device.

6. Restart your computer to reinstall the network driver.

6. Flush Your DNS

Flush your DNS to refresh your network connection.

1. Launch Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Run the following commands one by one:

  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /registerdns
  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset
  • ipconfig /renew

3. Exit Command Prompt. Restart your computer, and check the results.

If the issue persists, unplug your router and leave it unplugged for one minute. Then, plug the device back in, and check your connection.


7. Change Your DNS Settings

Change your DNS server settings and switch to Google’s standard DNS addresses.

1. Go to Control Panel.

2. Select Network and Internet.

3. Then, select Network and Sharing Center.

4. Click on Change adapter settings.

5. Select your connection.

6. Click on the Networking tab.

7. Go to Advanced.

8. Select the DNS tab.

9. Then, select Use the following DNS server addresses.

  • Set DNS server as your preferred network.
  • Set DNS server as your alternate DNS network.

10. Save the settings, and check if you’re still getting the same error.


If your computer is configured correctly, but the device or resource is unresponsive, run the Network Troubleshooter. Then turn off your browser's proxy settings and turn off the power saver for your network adapter. Also, update or reinstall your network driver. If the problem persists, clear your DNS and change your DNS settings to use the standard Google DNS server address.

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