How to Flush DNS on Windows 11 Pcs

Zarmeen Shahzad
Windows 11 Systems

Your computer’s DNS cache can sometimes result in issues with internet connectivity. A quick way to fix such issues is to clear cookies and cache and flush DNS. It is okay if you don’t understand what this means because, in this tutorial, I will show you how to flush DNS on Windows 11 PCs. The process is very straightforward and won’t take very long.

DNS Cache

You must be wondering what a DNS cache is and what flushing it really means. DNS or Domain Network Server translates domains into IP addresses. It is essentially what identifies your system and allows computers to connect. Whatever you look up on the internet, your system will save the information on your PC. This is the DNS cache.

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DNS cache can become corrupted at times and then cause issues with internet connectivity. This cache is stored in the system memory, and every time you restart your PC, the system memory is cleared. So, the fastest way to resolve a connectivity issue is to restart your system. If, however, you don’t want to restart your system, you can manually flush the DNS.

Flush DNS on Windows 11

Step-1: Click on the search icon on the taskbar and type cmd. Select Open.

Flush DNS on Windows 11
Alternatively, you can open Windows PowerShell as well.

Step-2: Type the following command and press Enter:

ipconfig /flushdns


Once you are done, you will see ‘Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.’ You can close the Command Prompt or PowerShell window when you see this. Try your connection again, and hopefully, the connectivity problems will be resolved.

If you have any more questions for us, let us know in the comments below. For more tutorials on Windows 11, follow this link.

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