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How to Clear Your DNS Cache

By Nextrio on July 20th, 2012 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

If your net connection is working fine but you constantly encounter DNS errors or 404 pages in your browser, it might be time to flush your DNS cache. Your computer’s DNS cache is like a big digital telephone directory that stores the web address for sites you frequently visit. If one or more of these web addresses change, you may be unable to visit certain sites until you clear out your computer’s DNS cache. Fortunately, this process is not as difficult as it might sound.

This video demonstrates exactly what you need to do to flush out your computer’s DNS cache. Simply launch the command prompt and type in “ipconfig/flushdns.” After you press return, your computer’s DNS cache should be completely cleared out. It’s really that simple.

If you still encounter connectivity issues after clearing your computer’s DNS cache, contact the computer support professionals here at Nextrio. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Nextrio is the trusted IT advisor for more than 1,000 small- and medium-sized organizations throughout the Southwest. Contact us online or by calling (520) 545-7100.