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Internet issues, says it can't connect to DNS server

My computer has been having issues with my wifi recently, but no other devices in my house are having these issues. Diagnostic scans via windows say that it can't connect to the DNS server, even when the internet is working and I'm able to connect. Biggest issue is that browsing will work fine, but it I try to download something, the program says I'm not connected to the internet, even when the browser is working. I've tried flushing the DNS, configuring the IP protocols, and have run various anti-virus scans, but I can't seem to find the problem or a way to fix it. Can anyone help me?

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That's not much to work with.

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Just last week I had to use Windows 10's network troubleshooter to reset the connections. Worked. Try that.

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Troubleshooter

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The troubleshooter actually doesn't do anything. It just says "windows can't reach the DNS server" and says it can't resolve the issue.

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It did something here.

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This discussion is not going far given the details so far.

Think back to how you or your support fixes this issue. I can't guess what your setup is either.

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What are you using

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for you DNS server? Can you ping it? can you ping your default gateway?

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Verify your connection. Connect another device to the network and try to access the internet. Power cycle your modem and router.
Troubleshoot the computer. Try a different browser and disable any extra connections. Flush or change your DNS. Lastly, try connecting in Safe Mode.
Troubleshoot the router. Connect your computer directly to the modem, enter in alternate DNS servers, or reset your router.

Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-DNS-Server-Not-Responding-Problem

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Post was last edited on December 15, 2016 1:34 PM PST

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it might be because of dns probe problem!!!!

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well if your device can't connect to the internet.....beeping out that it has some issues while connecting with the dns server then it might be that you are encountering the given error "dns probe finished nxdomain"...well you don't need to worry for that that's not a very technical problem...with some quick to follow steps you can resolve this problem on your own...just follow the steps given in the article : http://errorcodespro.com/error-code-dns_probe_finished_nxdomain/

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