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Ping Request Could not Find Host. Please Check the Name and Try again

If your computer faces any DNS related issues, one of the major Ping error code you may receive while ping to any domain name is Ping request could not find host [website Name]. Please check the name and try again. This error message says your computer could not find the domain name because it failed to resolve the hostname to IP address. This DNS issue blocks your computer from accessing any domain names by typing the website addresses on the browser.

In the below image you can see I tried to ping but failed to get a reply from the Google server. Instead of getting a reply from the host, I received the error message "Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try again". However, when I ping to a specific IP address (Here I used Global DNS address), ping request successfully received the reply.

Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try again

So the situation is:

1. The computer is not getting a reply from domain names

2. The computer gets a reply from IP addresses

So we can confirm the issue is with the DNS server configured in the computer.

In order to verify it, if you know the IP address of any website, type that IP address on the address bar of browser and press enter. The same website will load in your browser.

How to Fix DNS Issues in your Computer?

To fix any DNS server issues in a computer, follow the steps below.

1. Flush Current DNS details stored
One solution to fix DNS issues your computer is to flush current DNS server address detailed stored. To remove stored DNS details, follow the steps below.

1. Click on Start

2. Go to Command Prompt

3. Type the following command and press enter

Now try to ping and check whether you get the error message "Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try again".

ipconfig /flushdns

2. Assign Working DNS Server Addresses
To fix the DNS issues in your computer we need to assign correct DNS addresses in your computer. To do this follow the steps provided in the link below.
How to Assign Correct DNS Server Details in your Computer

Other DNS related articles
To find the fastest DNS Server for your computer, click on the link below.
How to find the Fastest DNS Server for your Computer

If you get any DNS error while accessing the modem setup page, follow the link below.
Getting DNS Error while Accessing Modem Setup page


Unknown said…
I can not ping by using name( and ip adress also..when ping by name it show
"Ping Request Could not Find Host. Please Check the Name and Try again" and when by ip adress it show timed out..please any one give me a solution..
Alex said…
Have you done flush DNS on your computer ?
Unknown said…
Yes i have done it but it gives me same result.
Alex said…
Hi Prince since your computer is not able to make proper reply while ping both domain name and IP address. It shows there is a connection error.

Switch off modem and router (if it is connected) and turn on them after one minute. Now ping the ip address and if you are getting reply from, try to ping
Arit said…
Thanks , changing DNS address fixed the host finding problem from my computer.
Thanks for share your kind information.
Unknown said…
"Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try again." I can ping google but gets this when I ping youtube
Alex George said…
Have you tried the command "ipconfig /flushdns" on command prompt?

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