The Internet relies on the Domain Name System, or DNS, to give computers names and addresses that are easier to remember than the corresponding Internet Protocol numbers. Without DNS, you’d have to memorize each site’s IP address before navigating to it, which would make the Web almost impossible to use. At times, however, your DNS cache can get corrupted and prevent you from accessing certain sites, so you need to flush DNS in Windows 11 or Windows 10 (or Mac OS) in order to fix it. Here’s how you do it. Flushing DNS in Windows 11 or Windows 10

Step 1 – Open the Settings App

Click Start, and then click Settings. If you’re using Windows 10, click Settings > Network & Internet > Status.

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Step 2 – Click Network and Internet

Open Network and Sharing Center. On a Mac, open System Preferences > Network. Select your network connection, then click Advanced options. Select both Static IP and DNS (if they aren’t already selected), then click OK. Note: If you have trouble changing these settings on your own, talk to your IT department about how to do it for you.

Step 3 – Click Network Connections

Open Network Connections. If your system has a Wireless Network Connection, you can ignore it and move on to Step 5. Type cmd into Start menu search box and hit Enter key. When you see command prompt windows open, type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter key to flush dns in windows 10/windows 11 system.

Step 4 – Right click on your network connection and click Properties

After you have selected your network connection and clicked on it, a new screen will appear that says Local Area Connection Properties. Now you must do the following: Change adapter settings – Now click on Advance tab and select Internet Protocol Version 4 and hit properties button. At first select flush dns and then ok: At last press OK to confirm changes. When you want to flush all dns in Windows 10 or Windows 11, follow these steps: Hold down Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys together.

Flushing DNS in Windows 11 or Windows 10
Flushing DNS in Windows 11 or Windows 10

Step 5 – Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) (or Version 6 (TCP/IPv6))

By default, your Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) properties should be displayed. If they are not, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

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Step 6 – Select Use The Following DNS Server Addresses, for both ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically’ and ‘Use these DNS server addresses’ . Now Click OK then click Close . (Thanks to User:Nickthemonkey from Microsoft Answers)

Step 7 – Enter Google’s Public DNS server IP addresses into both boxes., for primary server; and 208.67.222, 208.67.220 for secondary server as shown below

Step 8 – Click OK, then Close

The number in parentheses (after step #) is how many words you wrote on that step. To see your final count, go to File > Properties and look at Words written. Click OK, then Close: The number in parentheses (after step #) is how many words you wrote on that step. To see your final count, go to File > Properties and look at Words written. Step 9 – Google Docs will offer to Share with others: Choose Yes/No for each person on your team as appropriate.

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