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    My router is NAT, which gives a different IP address at every start-up, but may not be relevent to my enquiry. I use OpenDNS. See my profile re my PC's. I use CCleaner quite often but, it is usually done without DNS Cache ticked. How often should DNS cache be cleaned for a medium amount of browsing. Is CCleaner's DNS Cache the same as CMD as Admin ipconfig /flushdns?
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    Quite frequently, internet connection problems can be traced to a corrupted DNS cache. Resetting or Flushing this cache is an easy fix to many of these problems. If you are having internet connection problems that seem to defy explanation it’s possible this is your problem. This is how to clear the DNS cache in Windows.

    Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. Right click on it and 'Run As Administrator'. Alternately type cmd in the search box and Right Click the cmd.exe and choose “Run as Administrator”.

    Type the following and hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns (leave a space between g and /)

    You should be able to see a confirmation dialog window: Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

    Although I use CCleaner, I am not sure it's DNSFlush works the same as manually flushing the DNS. It probably is but I am not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    My router is NAT, which gives a different IP address at every start-up, but may not be relevent to my enquiry. I use OpenDNS. See my profile re my PC's. I use CCleaner quite often but, it is usually done without DNS Cache ticked. How often should DNS cache be cleaned for a medium amount of browsing.
    Why are you concerned about DNS cache flushing? DNS caching should speed up your browsing.

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    Thanks Ted,Joe, I just wondered if it was required frequently. I will use CMD to do it later and see if it alters my speed. Now gentlemen, if you look at the time you posted your replys, Ted's is post #2 yet it was Joe whose name appeared in my notification.
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    DNS has been flushed in CMD and my page loading is now faster.
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