How to clear / flush DNS cache to speed up internet?

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DNS (Domain Name Server) cache is stored by Windows (XP and Vista). This cache helps is faster opening of websites already visited on the computer. However, stale DNS cache can cause lot of issues including: opening of old version of same website. At times this cache becomes corrupted and needs to be cleared.

Steps to clear / flush DNS cache

1. Click Start > Run
2. Type cmd and click OK.
3. In black window, type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter key.

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Please note there is a space between words ipconfig and /flushdns. You should see message “successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache”.

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  1. Nice post !

    Cheers 🙂

  2. nice tip!

  3. Simple explanation.
    Great as always!

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