Error 105 is one of the most commonly faced errors by a lot of users everyday who are using Google chrome
So what is error 105?
Error 105 is a DNS resolution error. – Which means when you enter the URL of the website and hit enter in Google chrome, it tries to resolve the IP address of the website using a protocol called DNS (Domain Name System). If chrome is unable to reach the DNS server, the name resolution fails and you get the error 105.
Or more precisely -
“This webpage is not available The server at [xyz .com] can’t be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website’s name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.”
Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): Unable to resolve the server’s DNS address.
Here is a screenshot of what you are probably seeing right now.
Once you have verified from your internet service provider that there is no problem on their end, follow the step by step instructions below.
We are simply going to add a manual DNS address in Windows so that chrome is able to resolve DNS queries.
1) Press [Windows Key + R] to open the “RUN Dialog”
Alternatively, you can also click on the start menu, type run in the search bar, and you will have the RUN Program.
Once you have the RUN box, type in ncpa.cpl and click OK – This would work for all Windows operating systems including Windows Xp, Vista and 7.
2) Next, Choose the correct network adapter (from the icons)
If you are connecting to the internet using an Ethernet cable, then most likely you are using a desktop computer. Right-Click “Local Area Connection” and click “Properties”
If you are connecting to the internet using a Wi-Fi Connection, then Right-Click on “Wireless Network Connection” and click properties
3) After you open the properties window, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties”
4) Usually you would be having both the options set to “Automatic”
In the section below, select the “Use the following DNS Server Addresses” and enter the following values Preferred DNS Server – 188.8.131.52
Alternate DNS Server – 184.108.40.206
and click “OK”, then click “CLOSE”
At this point, you should be GOOD TO GO!
You must now test your new configuration by browsing a website – you can also try and browse the website you were trying to get to when you got the error 105 in Google chrome.
If you are still getting the error 105 message or are unable to browse the internet, please post your questions in the comment section below.
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