How to Flush DNS on Windows 11: Quick Solutions

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Flushing DNS Cache in Windows 11: A Simple Guide

Hi everyone, Tracy here. Today, I’m going to guide you through the process of flushing DNS cache in Windows 11, a routine yet critical task. No need to worry if you’re not a tech whiz, I’ve got your back!

What is DNS Flushing?

DNS or Domain Name System is like the internet’s phonebook that your computer uses to match website names with their respective IP addresses. Sometimes, this ‘phonebook’ needs to be refreshed – a process known as DNS flushing. It can solve a variety of network issues, including unable to access certain websites, slow internet speeds, or privacy concerns.

How to Flush DNS Cache on Windows 11

Now, let’s get to flushing DNS cache on Windows 11. Here’s how you can do it in a few simple steps:

  1. Press the Windows + S keys on your keyboard to open the ‘Search’ option.
  2. Type ‘Command Prompt’ in the search bar and right-click on the result. Select ‘Run as administrator’.
  3. Now, in the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /flushdns (sans quotes) and hit enter.

Voila! DNS Cache on your Windows 11 is now flushed.

After completing the above steps, you’ll receive a confirmation message saying: Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. That’s your cue! You’ve successfully refreshed your DNS.

Remember, flushing DNS cache does not pose any risks to your computer. So you may do it as frequently as needed.

Bottom Line

Flushing the DNS cache is a safe and effective procedure that often solves a multitude of web browsing issues. I hope this guide helped you understand how to flush DNS cache on Windows 11. Don’t hesitate to repeat the process whenever you face issues related to website access or slow speeds. And always remember this; no tech problem is too complicated if you approach it with confidence and the right guidance. Happy troubleshooting!

If you have further questions on Windows 11 or any other tech aspects, feel free to reach out to me at As always, I’m here to make your tech journey less challenging and more fulfilling. Until next time, this is Tracy signing off.

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