Fix Internet Problems: Flush DNS Cache in Windows 8 using CMD
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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 However, sometimes this cache can get corrupted or outdated, leading to internet connection problems.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. Press Windows + C to open the Windows Charms Bar->Go to Search-> Type cmd-> press Enter.
2. The Command Prompt opens-> type the following Command ipconfig/flushdns-> Press Enter.
3. You will get the following message Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. This means flushing is successful.