How to Flush DNS with IPconfig

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After buying a new domain and for sure you have to  change to new DNS in your domain point to your hosting. My experience on changing my DNS, usually it will take 48 hours.

Most DNS clients cache the results of name resolution requests. This speeds up name resolution if multiple look ups are done to the same address, such as is common when browsing the web.

Sometimes a bad DNS entry will be cached and you will need to either flush the DNS cache to get rid of it, or wait up to 24 hours for it to be dropped from the cache automatically.

How to Flush DNS in Microsoft Windows

In Microsoft Windows, you can use the command ipconfig /flushdns to flush the DNS resolver cache:

type cmd in box for Vista or for XP type in run box
C:\>ipconfig /flushdns

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

You can also use the command ipconfig /displaydns to view the DNS resolver cache.

  • How to flush DNS cache in Windows from the command line

How reliable is your hosting ?

Just last week,I have problem with my domain, ForumHacc.com. It fails to redirect to my forum that I created for my Hiking Club. Well, I found out that Mr AKuBetul also face the same problem and even 5xmom also face problem with her hosting.

Let me introduce my hosting first and how I deal with my domain breakdown.I have been using Serverfreak hosting service for the past 3 years. So far, this is the second time only I face this kind of problem. As usual, I will buzz Serverfreak taukeh, Sam Lee through Yahoo Messenger  to check my hosting. My line of conversation will start like this :

lankapo ” Bro, can u check my domain/hosting ?

bla bla bla problem solved

Lankapo ” thanks bro”

Sam Lee “np”

🙂 He will always end all our conversation with that without asking for money.I mean not asking for extra charge and happy to help. I remember once, asking him to transfer my friend’s old  wordpress.com blog to a new hosting for free.

It turns out that TMnet DNS is having problem. He asked me to change my DNS into OpenDNS which only solve my problem, other user that use TMnet DNS will unable to reach my forum. So, that is the best solution for now as we cannot do anything with TMnet DNS.

Google Change IP

Mr Akubetul however have to pay for RM5 extra when he called his hosting provider. They told him his DNS has expired and need to be renewed. I am not sure about that. later that day I checked, it still down. His domain still failed to reach his blogspot.

A few days after that, my domain back to normal along with Mr AKubetul site. Mr Akubetul mentioned one of his theory to me that Google has change their IP and TMnet did not update. Anybody can verify this ? As I am no expert here.

Bluehost Disaster

Back to 5xmom, her Bluehost hosting drove her crazy hehe.

I tried logging in during the downtime and I cannot even access my cpanel. And I cannot submit a ticket because if I don’t login, I cannot submit a ticket and if I don’t submit a ticket, I cannot communicate with Bluehost. Doh…

I think the problem has been solved since she is not complaining about it or cursing kaw kaw Bluehost anymore.

Choose wisely

I am not going to say my hosting is better than you, or have more technical wise 🙂 (Sam, you should belanja me teh tarik for this). You can have expensive Premium hosting as much as you want. But when your site is having problem/breakdown, it will heavily rely on your Hosting Customer Service, rite ?.No matter your hosting is local or from oversea. Premium hosting or just 500 Mb like me hehe.

So choose the best hosting that is reliable and easy to communicate with their customer service.

Aztech Wireless Broadband Router

Last week I bought a new Wireless Broadband Router after finally fixing my Streamyx connection problem. It cost me around RM 145.Since I always try to hack my neighbor wireless network (which I always failed ) : ) so I think it’s better for me to get my own.

 

aztech-router

key features :

Up to 54 Mbps Wireless data rate

Up to 3x eXtended Range™ support to boost your Wireless network range to up to 200 meters (indoors) or 800meters (outdoors).

eXtended Range™ feature interoperable with other 3rd party devices

Compatible with IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u standards

Increased signal sensitivity for better Throughput.

Increased security with WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication and TKIP/AES encryption security

Built-in firewall supporting IP address filtering, Domain Name,filtering, and MAC address filtering

Integrated 4-port 10/100 Mbps Auto MDI-MDIX switch and detachable antenna

UPnP, Dynamic DNS, Static Routing, and VPN pass-through support

User-friendly Web browser-based configuration

Installation : easy start guide

  1. Connect your laptop to your Aztech router using Ethernet Cable
  2. Make sure your modem is connected to your router usually blue LAN cable from modem to WAN scoket.
  3. Make sure your laptop/pc detect the Wireless Broadband Router. Please check your computer network. Your network must establish connection now.
  4. Open your internet browser and type 192.168.1.1 to login to Aztech Web Manager (Make sure you secure a connection LAN with your Router)
  5. Select dynamic ip and put your Streamyx log in id (must be username@ streamyx  only without .com) and password

How to secure your wireless home network ? This is important to protect your wireless network from intruders or hackers.

  1. select wireless menu setup
  2. change SSID
  3. apply security by selecting WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
  4. ENTER a PSK passphrase with a combination of number and letter
  5. click save
  6. WALA your connection is ON

official site : aztech wireless broadband

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