Constant need to flush DNS cache

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jakobox2, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. jakobox2 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, quick question... been doing some poking around online and couldn't find an answer.

    Lately I'm finding that I'm constantly loosing my internet connection. Sometimes specific sites, sometimes google. I discovered that using the terminal command to flush the dns cache "dscacheutil -flushcache" solved the problem. But lately I've been running it 3-4 times a day!

    I don't even know where to start with this problem. Should I call my ISP? If so, what should I tell them? or is it something to do with the OS? or the router?...

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing it's an ISP issue, try using OpenDNS or google dns service and see if that fixes it?
     
  3. jakobox2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Just configured things with Google DNS service, and so far so good.... The real test will be if I don't have to flush the cache throughout the course of the day.... I'll know soon enough.
     

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