Sometimes your Xbox console may not able to fix a valid DNS address to connect to the internet successfully, then you may get the DNS isn’t resolving Xbox server names error. Many of the users encounter this error when they are using a wireless network for access. If you are also coming across the same issue, then you have come to the right page.
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What is DNS isn’t resolving the Xbox server names error?
But if you have noticed an error message on the display stating ‘DNS isn’t resolving Xbox server names’ this happens when Xbox fails to read the DNS to get connected to the Internet. So, the reason might be the invalid DNS address or from the console end. So, all you need to fix them to enjoy the salient features of Xbox.
How to fix DNS isn’t resolving Xbox server names error?
As stated earlier the issues may be from the end of invalid DNS address, so you need to set the same manually and for your convenience, the steps are listed below.
Reset the Console and Router
Before assigning a pre-defined DNS address you should power loop the Xbox console and router. Though this method seems very simple it has helped so many users in fixing the error because the console and router reset can make a fresh restart for the network always.
First of all, remove the main power supply from the console and router to make sure that all the capacitors are not in charging mode and there are no chances for any error when you reconnect to the network.
- Shut down the console by pressing the Xbox logo for minimum 10 seconds.
- Now remove the power cable.
- Shut down the router and plug the power cable.
- After 3 minutes you can plug in the cables and turn on both devices.
- Now try to connect your Xbox to the network and check for the error.
Set DNS Address
- Press the Start button and then click on the ‘Settings’ icon located above the power menu. In the ‘Settings’ page, you will get the ‘Network and Internet’ section, click on it. You can also open the control panel by pressing Win+X+P keys together and then click on the ‘Network and Internet’ option from the menu.
- After that, the Network Status page will appear and you need to scroll down the page to select ‘Network and Sharing Center’.
- Soon a page will appear that will provide the basic network information and at the left end of the page you will get few options, click on ‘Change adapter settings’.
- Now select your preferred network, right-click on it and choose ‘Properties’ from the list.
- After that, a new pop-up window will appear and you need to select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) by clicking on the checkbox. And after selecting IP version 4, click on the ‘Properties’ button.
- Thereafter, A new window will appear which will give you access to set the DNS address. Click on ’Obtain an IP address automatically’ and also select the radio button of ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’. Here you will have to enter 126.96.36.199 in front of the ‘Preferred DNS Server’ box and enter 188.8.131.52 in front of the ‘Alternate DNS Server’ box. After finishing the task, click on the ‘OK’ button.
- Now restart your computer and connect the consoles to the Internet to resolve Xbox one DNS error.
Reset Your Router
It may be possible that your router is not configured properly and hence led to DNS isn’t resolving the Xbox server names Xbox one error and to fix the same you need to reset your router in default settings. The steps for the above-mentioned solution are listed below, just follow it properly.
- Disconnect all the peripherals from your router and then turn it back and look for the reset button.
- Some manufacturers provide the reset button and some just create a tiny hole instead of a button. So, in this case, you will require a paper pin.
- Insert the paper pin inside the hole which states ‘reset’.
- Now, connect all the peripherals to the router and then start it.
- After completing the above task, you need to check if the Xbox console is connecting the Internet successfully.
Update Network Driver
It is always recommended to access the updated network driver for the effective connectivity of the application to the Internet and failing the same result to Xbox one DNS error. So to resolve the same you need to update the Network adapter and the steps are listed below.
- Click on the ‘Start’ menu, type ‘Device Manager’ in the search bar and then press the ‘Enter’ key. You can also open it directly by pressing Win+X+M keys together.
- A device manager page will appear on the screen, move to the ‘Network adapter’ section and double click on it to get the list of drivers.
- After getting the drivers list, select the one and thereafter right-click on it and choose to ‘Update Driver Software’.
- Wait for a while and allow the Windows to complete the task. After finishing the process, make sure to restart your computer.
Use a Wired Connection
Some users reported that changing the network connection to a wired connection helped them in fixing the issue. If none of the methods helped you then you also can try a wired connection instead.
That’s it; your job is done. Let us know in the comment section which method worked for you? Wanna some more DeviceTricks? Stay tuned to this space to get the latest updates on the errors related to Windows, macOS and Android.
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