Constant need to flush DNS cache

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

  1. jakobox2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011
    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

    Apr 1, 2007
    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

    Jun 5, 2011
    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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