How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP?



How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP

How to Assign Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP? That’s your problem? Well, it won’t be anymore, because that’s exactly what this article is about.

These last couple of days I’ve been writing quite a number of articles on IP addresses, which led me to uncover some facts even I was oblivious to.

Anyway before getting into the details of How to Change my IP Address in Simple Steps, let me just start from the basics.

What is a Static IP Address?

I know you already know the answer to this or else you wouldn’t have been searching this on the internet at the first place. But still, let me humor you.

The “IP Address” as you might know is like your cell phone number on the internet, it’s what identifies who you are, where you’re located and other information as such.

It’s assigned to you by the ISPs when you’re registering for your connection, just like your cell phone number is assigned to you.

Now, most of the time people search on the internet about “changing” their IP address or hiding them at least, so as to hide their identity and any other illicit activity they might be doing on the internet.

But a static IP Address? It’s completely the opposite of “hiding” or changing.  Now the point is, the public IP address, the one that’s normally visible to you keeps changing every time you connect to the internet.

It’s like a dynamic address which might be a problem if you’re managing a program or network which is “IP Concerned”, meaning it requires a pre-defined IP to function.

A real-life scenario is, I’m security researched by passion, so when I try to get into someone’s system I need my payload to connect back to me on a very specific IP address because that IP was set by me when delivering the payload, and hence I need a static IP.

Also if you’re connecting to more than one computer from the same ISP it’s better if you know which system is using which IP instead of powering up each machine manually and then checking the IP address of it.

So in simple English, a Static IP is exactly what the phrase means, it’s an IP address that is static and doesn’t change, simple as that.

So okay finally down to the section you’ve been waiting for, let’s answer your question:- How to Change my IP Address for windows.

How to Change my IP Address for Windows:-

Now if you’re looking forward to just “changing” your IP address, the simplest and fastest method (takes less than 30 seconds) I can recommend you is checking out our guide on How to Change the IP address in Less than 30 seconds!

I’ve written a detailed and illustrated guide on the same.

The other option is, using a VPN. There are tons of VPNs out there in the market, just download a free one or buy a premium VPN and you can change your IP addresses in seconds, and virtually be anywhere in the world.

Although let me make it clear that the first method, that’s changing it in 30 seconds only “changes” your IP address, it doesn’t hide your identity.

While using a VPN is essentially a method used if you’re trying to hide your identity and location online.

A VPN will grant you a completely new server, a new location, and your real IP address would be masked, however, the above methods or the one I’m discussing in the next section merely grant you an alternative IP address from the same ISP.

Hence your real IP address or identity can still be tracked if needs arise.

Although, our primary goal for this article was something else, so let’s get down to it.

How to Assign Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP:-

How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP

So in order to assign static IP to your system, you need to hit the start button and type “Network and Sharing” in the search box.

Now click on “Change Adapter settings” in the Network and sharing screen.

How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP

Then select your connection and select “properties”.

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Select “Internet Protocol Version 4” from the list, and click on properties.

How to Change my IP Address for windows

Now just select “Use the following IP address”  and enter your corresponding IP address, Subnet Mask, and default gateway. (These are different for every network so I can’t specify them for you).

How to Assign Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP

Also, make sure you’ve checked the “use the following DNS server addresses” radio box and enter your DNS server addresses there manually.

Done! That’s all you had to do!

Now if you wish to, you can just go to Google and type “What is my IP Address” to verify that your IP address was changed successfully. (Yeah Google has a snippet for it now, pretty 21st century huh?)

How to Change my IP Address for windows

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to Assign Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10 or XP. I’m pretty sure I made the steps clear and simple enough for you.

And the steps are the same for every OS out there, of course, the user-experience on Windows XP would be a bit different but the steps are essentially the same, you’ve to go to networks and sharing and change the properties of your connection in a nutshell regardless of your OS.

So I hope this piece helped, if you’ve got questions, doubts or even other methods to assign static IP to your system, I’d love to hear about them in the comments section.

And finally, if this piece helped, I’d love it if you guys share this piece around and help us get some eyeballs.

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How to Resize an Image Without Losing Quality?



How to Resize an Image Without Losing Quality

Have you ever clicked a picture with a high-definition camera, tried to enlarge it, and suddenly it starts to look as if it’s a picture clicked with a cell phone from the 2000s?

Or maybe you uploaded your picture to your blog or WordPress, and again as you try to enlarge it, it becomes all grainy and messed up?

That’s the one problem we would be solving throughout this piece. Because the loss of quality in pictures when they’re enlarged is an age-old, universal problem.

Before explaining to you how to resize an Image let me shed some light on “why” the loss in quality happens in the first place. Also, take a look at converting PNG to JPG without loosing quality.

Why do Pictures Lose Quality when Enlarged?

There are a number of explanations for this with a lot of complicated terms and definitions, but let me make it simple for you.

Consider your screen to be a balloon. Now throw some paint on it, and then stretch the balloon. As you know the amount of color you threw on the balloon is limited, and every pigment of color landed at any specified point on the balloon.

Now when you stretch it, the same amount of color has to cover more area due to the stretching, so obviously the color density becomes lower, won’t it?

That’s the exact same thing with pictures on a screen. They’re comprised of “pixels”, each pixel has a specified area to cover on the screen, so when you enlarge an image, they get stretched to more area than they were actually meant to cover, and hence the color density gets lower and the image blurs.


How to Resize an Image Without Losing Quality:-

So what’s the solution? The one thing I love about the digital industry is, there never is a problem without a solution. And I mean this for every problem out there, so obviously one exists for our picture resize problem as well.

Solution 1:- Fractal Interpolation is what will help us achieve what we’re trying to achieve. It’s the technique of compensating for every pixel you enlarge, and matching the properties of that pixel to the nearest pixel.

Solution 2:- Resampling is a method where your size is changed but not by interpolation, instead the number of pixels in the image are increased or decreased as required to keep the quality loss at a minimum.

If you aren’t familiar with Graphic designing or Adobe Photoshop, then don’t stress over the terms, let me just give you a solution to the problem directly.

#1:- GIMP

GIMP is a free tool that resembles the basic properties of Adobe Photoshop. And it does have an in-built tech to help you resize an image without loosing quality.

Open the image you’re trying to enlarge with Gimp. (You can drag and drop the image directly to Gimp or use the File>Open option.)


Click on “Image” > Scale Image.


Specify the dimensions you want.


And in the “quality Interpolation” section, choose “Sinc LancZos3″ and click on scale.


Done! The quality interpolation you chose did the rest of the job, so your picture should now be resized without a significant loss in quality.

How to Resize an Image in Paint Tool:-

Paint is another easier and faster way to resize an image and it’s my personal faviorate for the reason that it’s much faster compared to Adobe Photoshop or  Gimp if I’m resizing a lot of images. Also, it’s available by default on Microsoft Windows.

Note:- Paint doesn’t resize your images without loosing quality, so there will be a quality loss, I’m scribbling this section here keeping just the “how to resize an image” part in mind, and not the “quality loss”.

Open the picture you’re trying to resize with paint and click on Resize button at the menu-bar.


Now click on “pixels” if you know the exact dimensions you want for your picture, specify the dimensions and click OK.


Or, if you’re not sure of the dimensions but instead are more comfortable using a ratio/percentage compared to the current image, click on the percentage radio-button and specify your needs.


Done! So if you’ve ever wondered how to resize an image in Paint, that’s how easy it is. It’s basically a three-click step. Resize > Percentage/Pixels> Specify needs > OK.

#3:- IrfanView

Yet another simple, light-weight program which calls itself Irfanview comes to your rescue when you’re trying to resize an image without loosing quality, and it uses a slightly different process compared to Gimp, as it doesn’t only Interpolation, but Re-sampling as well.

Just open the image you’re trying to resize using IrfanView, and click on Image>Resize


And then just specify your size > select “Sharpen after Resample >  and in the Size method choose “Lanczos”.



Vector Images:-

Talking about images and quality loss, I can’t afford to miss out vector images out of the discussion. I’ll keep it short.

Vector images are images which aren’t made up of “pixels”, instead they’re made out of polygons with specific connection points.

Meaning you can zoom in on a vector image all you want, but there won’t be any pixelation or “blur” effect, instead, the image looks just as sharp as with the general view.

So in short, Vector images don’t lose quality when enlarged or resized!

You can also use Photoshop to compress the photos without loosing quality. Here is how to Photoshop pictures.

Wrapping it Up:-

Let me tell you, all the above methods (except paint) help you resize an image without loosing quality, but all of those methods don’t eliminate the quality loss totally. Along with photos, you can also compress large video files without losing quality.

Doesn’t matter if you’re using Gimp, IrfanView, or Adobe Photoshop itself, there almost always will be a quality loss (unless you’ve got NSA grade tech), what can be changed and controlled is the amount of quality loss that happens.

The methods I’ve discussed guarantee the minimum quality loss that’s possible, at this price-range(they were FREE!). Although if you’re looking for a better solution, there are quite a number of premium/paid plugins and tools out there.

So that was all I had on how to resize an image without losing quality folks. Hope it solved your queries.

Anyway do let me know your experience on this piece and also if you’ve got any other solutions to counter the image resize problem without losing quality, and I’ll love to include it here if they’re really as good as you claim them to be.

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How to Use iMessage on a Windows PC?




How to get iMessage for Windows? That’s the question that’s bothering you is it not? Well, it won’t anymore, because by the end of this article you’ll have a definite solution to the problem, and it’s absolutely free.

Now messaging was always “easy”, be it SMS, Whatsapp or now iMessage, the only thing that keeps on changing is the simplicity. Considering the growth this industry is taking to, how could Apple not develop it’s own messaging platform, so they did.

of course, I’ll be showing you how to get iMessage on PC, but before that let’s get into some basics.

What is iMessage:-

As the “i” in the name might have already suggested, it’s an Apple product. And the Message part is clear enough, it lets you message your pals. End of story.

It’s basically just Apple’s version of WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, of course with quite a number of different features, but the basic goal and functionality remain the same, letting you message with your buddies.

Basic features you get with iMessage:-

  • Free Text Messages:- That’s the whole point, right? To let you send free messages.
  • Unlimited:- No limit on how many texts you can send.
  • Delivery Reports:- I’d say there’s nothing unique here, you get these with Facebook’s messenger as well as Whatsapp.
  • Group Texts:- Again a basic feature, you can group-text your buddies at the same time.
  • Media:- You do get to send photos and videos too.

So you might be asking, what’s the difference between iMessage and SMS, well the very basic difference is that it uses your mobile data or wifi to send and receive messages and not the account balance.

And secondly, the messages sent over iMessage are encrypted while the SMS/MMS we generally send over SMS aren’t as secure.

Now Apple has always been about class and exclusiveness, right? So I thought to bridge the gap, why shouldn’t we get iMessage for Windows, huh?

How to Get iMessage For Windows?

Apple hasn’t released an official version of iMessage for Windows, and it probably never will. But there are always tweaks and tips you can follow and get iMessage for Windows.

Also know this, using iMessage on Windows isn’t illegal (It’s not ethical maybe, but definitely not illegal). So feel free to continue.

In order to use iMessage for Windows, you’d need a third-party iOS emulator for your Windows PC. So go on and download iPedian.

What’s an Emulator?

An Emulator is a third-party software, iPedian in our case which creates the virtual environment of a second operating system on your native system, that enables us to run any application built for this second operating system because technically it does run in the system it’s built for.

That’s the reason it’s not illegal. Because once you download iPedian, you’d get the virtual environment of iOS on your Windows system, so you’re actually running iMessage on iOS and not windows hence no crime committed.

Basic Question:- Will you lose your Windows Installation once you install iPedian?

Nope, you won’t. It’s just a windows simulator for iOS. Meaning your system would start to look and feel like a Mac but it won’t actually delete or change your operating system. The basic functions would still remain the same. It’s like installing a new theme for your android devices.

So once you’ve download iPedian, install it. (it’s simple, just like installing any other Windows software or game.)


Once that’s done, you’ll get a search bar just run the app and search for iMessage in the search bar.


Once you find the app just download it as a normal application. What’s happening is iMessage things it’s on a native iOS device and not on a windows device so it won’t give you any problems.

So once you’ve downloaded it, you’ll get the icon on your desktop (which now looks like MAC!) Just click on it to run it.


Done!~ Here’s an outline of the process on how to get iMessage for Windows.

Download iPedian > Search for iMessage  > Download & Install.

Location Sharing with iMessage:-

The one feature I absolutely love about iMessage is “location sharing”. Basically, if you’re holding a party somewhere, it’s so 1960 to text every friend the address manually, is it not?

That’s where iMessage gives you an edge. You can directly share your location with your friends without typing a single word. So you just reach where you have to, and then share your location with your friends and they’ll know exactly where to be.


See? You can share it indefinitely with them, meaning they can keep tracking your current location as long as you want, just like it happens in hacker movies, just without the hacking part!

Final Words:-

So that was all I had folks on How to Use iMessage on a Windows PC. I’m sure this piece should’ve helped you out with the problem. Do let me know if you’re facing any problem with iPedian or the installation in the comment box.

Also do let me know if you’ve other solutions to the problem, if they’re simpler than this I’d love to update this article. And well you can also use iPedian to download and use any other iOS app on your Windows PC using the same procedure. As long as you’ve iPedian, you can turn your normal laptop into a full-fledged MAC, which I’d say is a good enough solution.

So if this piece helped, I’d seriously appreciate you sharing this around, researching and writing these articles take time, all that keeps us going is your feedback and interactions.

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How to Check Laptop or PC Specs?




We all spend thousands of dollars on getting the “right” computer for us, don’t we? Some of us need it for Gaming, some of us need it specifically for office use, while others for working with Graphics and video editing and so on.

So that’s what this article is about, we will deal with How to check laptop or PC specs? With all the modern models coming every day on top of each other, it’s pretty hard deciding which one to go with because of course all of them claim to be the best.

But once you know your specific PC specs, you’d know what you have (or don’t have), and you can upgrade accordingly, right?

Of course, I’ll be answering how to check laptop or PC specs, but I’ve always felt it’s better to understand the “why” before the how. Meaning, let’s first deal with “why” you’d want to learn how to find computer specs in the first place.

Why Check Laptop or PC Specs?

So there might be a hundred different other reasons why you might want to check your Laptop or PC specs, the most common reasons being:-

  • To analyze your current system, so that you know what other upgrades you need for better performance.
  • Your system might be slow, and you’re looking for the exact hardware to replace. Meaning, just because your system is slow doesn’t mean it’s always a RAM error, maybe your mother-board is too used up and you might be thinking how to check what motherboard I have? Or maybe your Hard-disk isn’t sufficient and so on.
  • Running Games:- Well this one is my personal favorite. Before I buy any game, I go online and check it’s minimum requirements, and once I get a hold of the requirements, I’d need to know what are my computer specs and to know that, I’d need to learn How to view laptop or PC specs to assess if my system will be able to run the game or not, right?

How to Check Laptop or PC Specs?

So finally we’re down to the section you’ve been waiting for, let’s have a look at  How to view laptop or PC specs.

Well, on most laptops, you might have stickers on the side of the battery which tells you your PC specs. (Unless you’ve already peeled it off).

So let’s go with a more “stable” solution for how to check your computer specs.

How to Check Laptop or PC Specs:- Memory, Processor and Operating System

Right-click on My Computer, and click on Properties.


Clicking on it will directly bring up your system properties. Here’s mine:-


Let me explain the metrics to you:-

  • 1. Rating:- The Rating is the overall rating of your system out of 5. Mine if 4.5 so I’d say it’s one of the best specs you can get for a general laptop at my price-range (mine cost just 19,000INR / Around $300) As long as it’s above 4, you can be happy.
  • 2. Processor:- If you’re checking out your specs for gaming purposes, this is the most important metric for you. Games have very strict processor requirements. 2.40 GHz is the CPU speed. The GHz controls the copy-pasting speed, file opening speed and stuff like that. My system is 8 years old, but today you’d get 3-3.5ghz CPUs easily.
  • 3. Installed Memory:- This answers your question “How to identify RAM”. Because the memory shows you exactly how much of RAM your system got. In today’s market, 6-8GB is a general preference.
  • 4. System type:- Well you probably already know that Windows has 32 as well as 64-bit versions right? They both have their own pro’s and con’s, for eg. on the 32 bit you can only have a max RAM of 4Gbs. But anyway this gives you your Windows bit.

#Method 2 to Check Laptop or PC Specs:-

This is method is comparatively simpler than the above one.

Just click on your Start button, and type “system information”.


Select the system information option at the top, and you’ll get a list that has almost every single bit of information that exists on your system.


It shows you your RAM, PC Model, Manufacturer, Windows-bit and everything else! In fact, if you look closely you’ll notice that it gives you more information about your processor than the above system properties screen.


How to Check which Graphic Card You Have?

I’m making this section separately because the system properties don’t list your “Graphics card specs” on the page.

Again go to My Computer > properties. And then click on “device manager”.


You should see “display adapters” just click on it and it would show you the graphic card your system owns.


How to Check your MotherBoard Make and Model:-

Well, the Motherboard is one of the foundations of your whole system. You might want to know this because just because you bought an 8 GB DDR3 ram doesn’t necessarily mean your motherboard will support it, the same goes for Graphic Cards or pretty much any other hardware.

So well, of course, you need to know which Motherboard you own and then upgrade it accordingly, right?

In order to check your Motherboard details, go to the start menu, in the search box type “cmd”.


This would bring up the command prompt. Type / Copy the following string exactly as it is there and then hit enter:-

wmic baseboard get product, Manufacturer, version, serial number

As you can see it’s a basic string to get the Product Manufacturer, version and serial number. Once you hit enter, you’d get all the details.

You’d get the version, model and every other detail that you need. Then you can just Google those details out to find what’s the maximum RAM or graphic card they support!


Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to check Laptop or PC specs folks. Hope this piece helped. If it did, I’d appreciate you leaving your feedback in the comments section.

Also if you’ve got a question or doubt, I’d be more than happy to get you your answers as soon as time allows me. Of course, I wouldn’t mind if you decide to extend a helping hand by sharing this article on your Social media, which keeps the lights on for us to keep going over here.

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How To Password Protect Any Windows Program?



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How To Password Protect Any Windows Program? That’s your problem? Well, it gets solved right here and right now. That’s what this article is about but that’s probably already clear is it not?

Now it’s easy hiding files and folders on windows, but when it comes to how to set a password for Program (Application) in Windows that gets a bit complicated doesn’t it?

I mean you don’t have to “hide” it, you’ve to password protect it. And then it’s not a file or a folder, it’s an executable, an application, a software. So well yeah I do agree it sounds a bit complicated, but it’s not.

I’ll just go with some of the traditional methods to password protect any Windows program without any software first, and then I’ll list a couple of third-party freeware (free software) too if you don’t want to do it manually.

Well before getting into all those technicalities, let’s get into some basics.

What is the Difference Between Password Protecting and Hiding a Program?

Password Protecting an application and hiding it is basically meant to the same end, keeping the application safe and restricted to unwanted access.

But there’s this difference between password protecting and hiding the applications. When we hide them, others don’t know they exist so they don’t try to access them. But when we password protects it, it’s not always necessary that they’re also hidden (although that’s an option). 

Hiding is a basic level of security, which if bypassed reveals the files and folders. While Password protecting isn’t as easy to bypass, because even if the programs are already revealed, cracking a password isn’t that easy.

So okay let’s get down to business.

How To Password Protect a Folder in Windows:-

Now there are numerous ways to go about it. Let’s start with the one that’s the simplest.

Steps:- I’m listing this as the simplest method because you don’t need any other third-party software to do it apart from Winrar. (Which 99.99% of Windows operating systems already have!)

So Right-click on the folder you want to password protect, and click on “Add to Archive“.

How To Password Protect Any Windows Program

Now click on the Advanced button and click on “Set Password“.


A popup would come up asking you for the password you want to set for it. Just set the password and click on Ok.


Done! Now whenever someone tries to extract the file, they’d be prompted to enter the password for the file.


Simple enough isn’t it? Well, this is the fastest and simplest method to Password Protect a Folder in Windows.

How To Password Protect Any Windows Program:-

Now that we’ve password protected a folder, let’s get down to password protecting the Windows Programs.

Again, I’d say Winrar can be our simplest solution.

Well to access any application on Windows, we need to double click on the “executable” or .exe file of that application, right? So it’s basic knowledge that password protecting that .exe file would password protect the whole application.

So the simplest solution to Password Protect Any Windows Program is:-

Copy the executable file of the application you’re trying to password protect to a new folder.


See? The .exe file is now in a folder. And delete the original .exe file from the desktop or any other place it might exist. That way, the only copy of the .exe file of the application that exists on your computer would be this file in your folder which you just copied.

Once that’s done, just proceed with the same steps as mentioned in the above section. Right Click > Add to Archive > Advanced > Set Password



Now I do agree the above method was just a “solution”, the simplest one probably but not a very professional method to achieve the goals. If you’re looking for more professional methods, continue reading.

Method #2 to Password Protect Any Windows Program:-

You need to download WinGuardPro.  It’s a free application that supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and even Windows 10. So you can also use this as an answer to questions like How to lock specific apps in window 10.

Now It’s only around 3mbs, so yeah it’s light. Once you’ve downloaded it, install it and run it.  It’ll ask you to set up a new password for the application, so set your password.


Once you’re done, run the program you want to lock. Meaning double click on the application so that it’s running on your system. And then click on the “Lock program” button inside WinGuard Pro.


Now it will show you all the running programs on your system. Just select the program you want to lock, and click on Lock.


Done! The program would be locked. Now every time someone tries to access that application, he would be asked for the password you set with the application.

Also, the added bonus is, WinGuardPro doesn’t just lock any specific .exe file copies, it locks the whole code. Meaning even if there’s a copy of the .exe file somewhere else on the computer other than the one you locked, still it won’t be accessible without the password.

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How To Password Protect Any Windows Program guys. I hope this piece helped if it did I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section.

Also, do let me know if you’re facing an issue, and if everything worked as planned, I wouldn’t mind you guys hitting the share button and spreading the word around.

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How to Fix Dns Server Not Responding?




How to Fix Dns Server Not Responding? That’s what you’re looking for, right? Well, it’s one of the most common Internet problems which will get solved by the end of this article.

But before getting into all the details, let’s start from the basics.

What is a DNS Server:-

I like to explain DNS servers in terms of “Phone directories of the internet”. That’s what it basically is. Just like in a phone directory there’s the name of the person on the left side and his number on the right.

Similarly, a DNS server is a record of Website addresses and their IP addresses. Now how this is important is, we humans can spell out websites in English and other languages, but the internet only understands numbers, that’s Ip addresses.

So when we type in Knowledgecage.com, it’s the DNS that looks up in its directory and then connects the URL to its IP addresses which are how we are able to access the websites.

How to Fix Dns Server Not Responding?

Now there are quite a number of reasons why this might be happening, so I’ll just list out the most common solutions to the problem and that should help you fix your DNS server not responding issue.

We will try to determine the point of origin for the problem, see where exactly the problem is happening and then solve it.

#1 Verifying your Connection:-

The most probable cause of this issue is that your internet connection isn’t really connected. So all you’ve got to do is, verify the connection.

Let’s say if you’re on a Wi-fi connection, just connect another device to the wifi and see if it works.  Or if you’re on broadband, try accessing the other machines on the same connection.

If you’re able to connect to the internet in both cases, then move on to the next section. If you’re unable to connect to the internet on any one device, it means there are connection issues with that device and you need to fix that. (Now the issue might be a hundred things, so it really depends on the situation.)

Yet another method to test your internet connection is to download any other browser and then try to access the internet with it. If you can, it means your browser had some issues, and if not then well you need to fix your internet connection.

Method #2:- Flush DNS

There’s a DNS cache buildup on your system for several positive reasons. But there are chances it gets outdated and hence can’t correlate with your connection.

So the bottom line is, you need to manually flush your DNS to fix your DNS server isn’t responding problem.

Click on the Start button, and in the search box type “cmd”.This will bring up the windows command prompt.


Now type ipconfig /flushdns


Give it some time to process and once it’s done, restart your connection.

#Method 3:- Changing DNS Manually:-

There’s yet another option for you which allows you to change your DNS server manually.

So click on the start button again, and in the search box type ncpa.cpl > Click on the option shown in the screenshot.


Right-click on your Internet connection and select properties.


Click on “Internet Protocol Version 4” and then click on Properties.


Now click on the “Use the following DNS server address” and enter the following DNS addresses in the respective fields:-

  • Preferred DNS Server:-
  • Alternative DNS server:-

Make sure that you’ve checked the “validate settings on exit” button so that you don’t have to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.


#Method 4 to Solve DNS Server not Responding:-

It’s called the PowerCycle method, well because we will do something that’s like a cycle and we will do it to the power hence the name.

All you’ve got to do is, Powerdown your router > Wait for 60 seconds (so that no residue charge is left) > Power it back on.

#Method 5:- Disabling Extra Connections:-

In my case, this solved the issue.

Well at times, Windows creates extra connections on your system apart from the one you use, and this at times interferes with your current connection.

So what you’ve got to do is, go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.


Now click on Change Adapter Settings.


And see if any other connections are active apart from the one you’re using. In my case, I’m using only the “Not Found Wireless connection”, while there are over 4 other connections active.


So what you should be doing is, Right-click on these extra connections, and click on Disable.



Of course, once you’ve disabled them you also can delete them, but I wouldn’t suggest that because disabling does the job and additionally there might be situations in the future when you might need those connections.

And Bonuses

Well, I listed as many as 5 different solutions to the problem, right? I’m pretty sure they’ll be enough.

But if for some reason you’ve got a stubborn connection, you can also try:-

  • Disabling the Firewall.
  • Try to Connect in Safe mode.

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to Fix Dns Server Not Responding guys. I’m sure this piece should’ve solved your problem by now.

But if it still pertains I’d suggest getting in touch with your ISP provider. Anyway, I’d love to hear from you guys down in the comments section, so do make use of it.

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