The procedures below shows how to clear the local DNS cache on your computer. A DNS cache is just a memory of recent DNS lookups that your computer can quickly refer to when it's trying to figure out how to load a website. Clearing out the DNS cache is used to help fix internet connectivity issues.
- Type Settings in the windows 10 search area on the taskbar
- Click Network & Internet
- On the left side, choose WiFi or Ethernet
- Choose on the far right "Change adapter options"
- Right click on WiFi (WPA2) or Ethernet and choose "Properties"
- Scroll through the list and double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
- Make sure the following options are selected “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”
[Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties windows]
7. Click OK twice and close Network Connections.
Use the DNS pane in Network preferences on your Mac to add or remove DNS server.
- Choose Apple menu
- Click System Preferences
- Click Network and then select a network service in the list on the left
- Click Advanced
[Mac Network screen with Advance button selected]
5. Click the DNS tab.
6. Select the DNS Server and then click " - "
7. Click OK.