Fix Internet Problems: Flush DNS Cache in Windows 8 using CMD

Ipconfigflushdns 9N ThumbFlushing the DNS cache can help to fix many internet connection problems


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Whenever you visit a website your PC sends a query to a so called DNS server. The DNS server checks if the query is legitimate and translates domains to IP’s. In the case of a successful query, the webpage opens or if the query is unsuccessful it will return an error message. Now, every time a query is made it is stored in a cache to make a 2nd lookup to the same website faster.

Makes sense right? However, sometimes this cache can get corrupted or outdated, leading to internet connection problems. Then it might be useful to flush the DNS cache.

 

Flush the Contents of the DNS Resolver Cache

1. Step Press Windows + C to open the Windows Charms Bar->Go to Search-> Type cmd-> press Enter.

Open Cmd

2. Step The Command Prompt opens-> type the following Command ipconfig/flushdns-> Press Enter.

IpConfig flush Command

3. Step You will get the following message Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. This means flushing is successful.

IPconfig Flush DNS

Published: Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Last Modified: October 28, 2012