Flush DNS and Reset Connections Completely

September 7, 2018 By kirsten

    This is very common matter. You may frequently flush DNS in PC. But can you ever flush your DNS completely? May be not. But sometimes you really need to flush and reset DNS completely. You do it with a common method. That works good. But not all time. So you should know a bit more about it. Today, you will know how to flush and reset DNS completely in PC.

    Flush and Reset DNS Completely in PC

    How to Flush DNS and Reset Connections:

    I’ll tell you a method to flush and reset dns completely. It will also reset your internet connection. Anyway, lets know it.

    Flush and Reset DNS in Windows:

    In Windows you have to do it by Command Prompt. At first you have to open command prompt. To open Command Prompt –

    Press Windows Logo + R from your keyboard.

    Now Type cmd and press enter.

    And now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter.

    Then type ipconfig /registerdns and press enter.

    Now type ipconfig /release and press enter.

    Then type ipconfig /renew and press enter.

    At last type netsh winsock reset and press enter.

    Now restart your computer.

    Note: Sometimes you may need to open command prompt as Administrator. To open Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 8/8.1 go to metro menu type cmd and right click on command promt and select Run as administrator. In Windows 7, Go to Programs>Accessories. Then right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

    Flush and Reset DNS in Windows Mac:

    To flush and reset DNS completely in Mac OS, follow the steps below.

    1. Close all programs and browsers

    2. Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal

    3. In the terminal window type sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache and press enter.

    It will flush and reset dns.

    Note: What you will type in terminal window, it depends on your version of Mac OS. Such as –

    OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache
    OS X 10.7 – 10.9 (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion): sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
    OS X 10.6 and older: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

    Hopefully by following this methods, you can easily flush and reset dns of your Windows or Mac PC.

    source: custhelp.com