While trying to access a particular website from on your computer, you might come across the DNS error. You might be connected to your Belkin Router Dns Error and have a stable internet connection. But still, you may face this issue, which indicates that the Domain Name System server that translates the address of the website you are trying to access is not currently available.
What is a DNS server?
The DNS server is a computer server that contains all the Domain Names and the IP addresses of all the websites over the Internet. When you enter the URL of a website in a web browser, the request is forwarded to the DNS server, the IP address of the website is retrieved, and then the web browser accesses that particular IP address to show you the website.
What causes the DNS error?
Usually, the DNS errors are considered as an initial warning that the Internet connection is being lost from the Belkin router to which you are connected to. The causes for the DNS error are given below.
- Network Problems.
- Common DNS problems.
- ISP DNS issue.
- Firewall or antivirus blocking the website.
- The website's server is not up.
- Problems with the router or modem.
How to fix the DNS error in Belkin router?
If you are facing any problem in Belkin Router Dns Error while accessing any web page, then the following methods will help you solve the issue:
Method 1: Initial Troubleshooting
Before proceeding to detailed troubleshooting, perform the basic troubleshooting checks mentioned below.
- Alternate device: Connect another device to your Belkin router and check whether you are able to access the particular website on the other device. If the website is accessible, then the issue lies with the first device.
- Alternate Browser: Make use of a different browser on your first device and check whether whether the website is accessible without DNS error. If you are able to access with another browser, then uninstall and reinstall the old web browser.
- Turn of the Router: Remove the connection between your Belkin router and modem. Then, unplug the router and modem. Wait for a minute and reconnect the modem and router. Turn on the modem, followed by your Belkin router. In most cases, this method will clear the router cache and solve the temporary issues.
After performing the checks mentioned above, connect your computer to the Belkin Router Dns Error using an Ethernet cable and check whether the DNS server error is resolved. If not, then go to method 2.
Method 2: Flush the DNS cache
Perform the steps given below to flush the DNS cache on a Windows computer to solve the DNS error.
- Open the Command Prompt on your Windows computer as the administrator.
- Type ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ in the command prompt and press Enter.
- This will remove all the DNS servers saved on your web browser.
- Then, type ‘ipconfig /release’ and press Enter. Following that, type ‘ipconfig /renew’ and press the Enter key.
- Now, restart your Windows computer and check whether the DNS error is solved.
In order to flush the DNS cache on a Mac computer, carry out the steps given below.
- Launch the Spotlight utility on your Mac computer and search Terminal.
- Open the Terminal window.
- Type the following sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder command and press the Return key.
- After that, close and relaunch the web browser to check the DNS error.
In case the issue is still not solved, then proceed to the next troubleshooting method for Belkin Router Dns Error.
Method 3: Change the DNS server
If the DNS error is due to the DNS server, then you must edit it. For this, follow the below-mentioned procedure on your Windows computer.
- Go to the Network and Sharing Center on your Windows computer from the Control Panel menu.
- Click the Change adapter settings option from the left pane of the window.
- Right-click on the network adapter and select the Properties option. If you have connected your computer and router using an Ethernet cable, then right-click the Ethernet adapter and open its properties window.
- Now, under the Networking tab in the Properties window, choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties.
- In the next window, select the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button.
- Now, enter the Preferred and Alternate DNS servers, respectively.
- Close the Properties window and restart your Windows computer.
Other troubleshooting methods include resetting your Belkin Router Dns Error and removing the antivirus software from your computer.
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