Server DNS Address Could Not Be Found [SOLVED]
If you use Google Chrome and you’re getting the “server DNS address could not be found” error message when you try to visit some websites, don’t worry! It’s definitely something you can fix…
Here are 5 fixes
Here are five fixes to try that have solved this problem for other Chrome users. You may not need to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that fixes the problem.
- Delete all the files in your ‘etc’ folder
- Clear Chrome’s host cache
- Use a VPN
- Configure your DNS servers
- Renew and flush the DNS
This is a simple fix. Just go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and delete all the files there. Then try accessing the internet again with Chrome.
If Chrome’s host cache is corrupt or too full, you may not be able to access any websites. This is a very common cause of the problem, and quite an easy one to fix:
1) Open Chrome and type chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar, press Enter on your keyboard, then click the Clear host cache button.
2) Check to see if the problem is resolved.
If you encounter the Server DNS Address Could Not Be Found problem with some websites, you can try to use a VPN to resolve the problems. If the website’s DNS was blocked by the ISP (Internet Service Provider), you may run into the problem.
It’s recommended to use a VPN with good reputation. If you’re not sure what product you can trust, you can use NordVPN, so you don’t need to spend much time on further searching.
1) Download NordVPN to your computer (You can get a 75% discount if you purchase the product right now.).
2) Run NordVPN and open it.
3) Connect to a server by choosing a country you want to connect to.
If your DNS server settings are configured incorrectly, you may not be able to access the internet. Follow steps below to set them correctly.
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.
2) Type control panel in the empty box and click OK:
3) View by Small icons then click Network and Sharing Center:
4) Click Change adapter settings:
5) Right-click on the connection icon (either Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection), then click Properties:
6) Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click Properties:
7) In General tab, do one of the following, depending on whether ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically’ is already selected. Either:
a) If Obtain DNS server address automatically is NOT already selected, select it, then click OK:
b) If ‘Obtain DNS servers address automatically’ IS already selected, select Use the following DNS server address instead, then enter the following server address and click OK:
Preferred DNS server: 184.108.40.206
Alternate DNS server: 220.127.116.11
8) Check to see if the problem is resolved.
Windows automatically stores the IP addresses of the websites you visit, so they open faster the next time you visit them. But if this cache becomes outdated or corrupt, it can stop you from accessing the internet altogether. To see if this is what’s causing your problem, simply renew and flush the DNS:
1) Press Windows+R on your keyboard.
2) Type cmd then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open an administrator Command Prompt. (Don’t just press Enter or click OK as that won’t open the command prompt in administrator mode.)
3) Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter on your keyboard:
4) Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter on your keyboard:
5) Type ipconfig /registerdns and press Enter on your keyboard:
6) Reboot your PC and see if the problem is resolved.
Hopefully one of these solutions will fix your network error. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.