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What is it that you do to flush out your network traffic/DNS whatever it is

#1RemixDeluxePosted 3/19/2014 7:32:50 PM
My range extender has been having such issues flickering on and off working when it feels like it. I've also had so many guests log onto the network and I feel that could be partially responsible why it runs like s***. Whats the best course of action to refresh my network and run it like new?
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#2LordSeiferPosted 3/19/2014 7:47:30 PM(edited)
unplug it .wait, plug it back in
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#3Flaktrooper123Posted 3/19/2014 7:48:28 PM
Factory reset it?
#4RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 3/19/2014 8:08:07 PM(edited)
so there isnt something within the router ip settings I can configure to reset it? I know about looking into a router from a browser, I just dont know what I'm suppose to be looking for.

P.S. If its any help, its the router/modem given by AT&T (2wire.)
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#5Lucavi000Posted 3/19/2014 8:08:54 PM
Click the Start button.
Enter cmd in the Start menu search field.
Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
Type the following command and press Enter: ipconfig /flushdns
If the command was successful, you will see the following message:

Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
#6RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 3/19/2014 8:18:24 PM
Lucavi000 posted...
Click the Start button.
Enter cmd in the Start menu search field.
Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
Type the following command and press Enter: ipconfig /flushdns
If the command was successful, you will see the following message:

Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.


I tried that already. Is there a more effective solution? I just want the network to run like new, its completly cluttered with traffic and old devices connected. I just wanna clear it out so it can run more smoothly, was that what flushing the DNS was suppose to do?
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#7Orestes417Posted 3/19/2014 8:21:25 PM
No, flushing the DNS clears any stored domain name mapping the system may have learned and makes it fetch current data from remote servers. Think of it as tossing out that old phone book you have from 1987 and looking in the current one.
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#8RemixDeluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 3/19/2014 8:24:50 PM
Orestes417 posted...
No, flushing the DNS clears any stored domain name mapping the system may have learned and makes it fetch current data from remote servers. Think of it as tossing out that old phone book you have from 1987 and looking in the current one.


If thats the best solution to clearing up the problem then alright I'll take it. Thanks for explaining.
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