Windows 10: WSL unable to perform DNS lookup

Discus and support WSL unable to perform DNS lookup in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, I need to install some packages to my WSL environment, however for some reason it is no longer able to connect to sites via URLs can connect to IP... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by ihavenoideawhatiamdoimg, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. WSL unable to perform DNS lookup


    Hi, I need to install some packages to my WSL environment, however for some reason it is no longer able to connect to sites via URLs can connect to IP addresses, meaning I can't.

    Don't suppose anyone knows how i might fix this?


    Thanks for any help!

    :)
     
    ihavenoideawhatiamdoimg, Jan 16, 2020
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  2. DNS problems with router

    A couple suggestions I have for you:

    Update the firmware on the router. Maybe it's getting into a badstate, and a firmware update might fix it. Or if you're comfortable with it, install a custom firmware like dd-wrt. Just make sure its supported on your router first.

    Change your DNS to: 8.8.8.8, 4.2.2.1. Might help.

    If none of these work, maybe statically set your DNS on your PS3/PC to the IPs you listed, taking the router out of the lookup procedure.

    Last option, is look for a new router.
     
    Hybrid_theory, Jan 16, 2020
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  3. Rhyseh Win User
    faster dns?

    You've just had two pages of network professionals explaining to you that a DNS will not affect your gaming performance..... and now you can add another one to the list.

    Think of DNS as an address book. All it does is tell you the address of a location, it doesn't tell you how to get there and has no impact on how fast you get there.... A faster DNS may increase how quickly you get this address, however this lookup will only be done once. After that it's up to your ISP to decide the best route for you to get there.
     
    Rhyseh, Jan 16, 2020
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  4. WSL unable to perform DNS lookup

    DNS lookup failed after windows 10 upgrade

    Hi Jonny,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.

    I would suggest you to clear the DNS cache and see if that fixes the issue. Clearing the DNS cache forces DNS to query a DNS server rather than using information stored in the cache.

    Follow these steps:

    a. In the search box, type "command prompt."

    b. In the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    c. At the command prompt, type
    ipconfig /flushdns


    d. Then type ipconfig /registerdns and press
    Enter

    Please reply with the results, I will be glad to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Ruth Buruga, Jan 16, 2020
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