Internet outage in Orange: here is a quick and easy solution to overcome the problem

JVTech News Internet outage in Orange: here is a quick and easy solution to overcome the problem

With emergency numbers blocked on Tuesday, internet outages this morning, it’s been a tough few days for Orange customers. If you too are a victim of a problem while surfing the Internet, this little tip can save your day.

summary

  • Emergency calls out of order in Orange on Tuesday, January 17
  • An increase in internet outages has been detected this morning on the Orange internet network
  • How to update your DNS with Cloudflare?

Emergency calls out of order in Orange on Tuesday, January 17

It is definitely not good to be in Orange for a few days, something rare and remarkable to note.

On Tuesday, the entire emergency number calling platform malfunctioned and thousands of people found themselves unable to reach 15, 17, 18 or even 112, the European emergency number.

This outage echoes what happened on June 2, 2021 when about 12,000 calls could not be answered for a long period of 7 hours and during which several deaths were observed. The one on Tuesday was less important and above all less dramatic according to the first conclusions.

An increase in internet outages has been detected this morning on the Orange internet network

Since the morning of this Thursday, a day which should be marked by a historic mobilization against the pension reform, this time there has been a peak of incidents in Internet connections, as shown by the chart available on the site.
Downdetector
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Among the problems encountered, some find themselves facing blank pages in their browsers (Chrome, Edge, etc.) while simultaneously connected to Discord, Whatsapp or SVOD services on their TVs, tablets and smartphones.

Before you worry and fear a dark day at home, a quick and often very effective solution is to simply change the DNS settings of your network card.

Thus, many free DNS servers are available, the most popular being those of Google or Cloudflare, famous for getting hold of the coveted “1.1.1.1”.

In absolute terms, even if you don’t have any major problems, we invite you to update your DNS settings, this can only improve your connection and experience, not to mention the fact that you can, in a completely legal way, bypass some local restrictions.

All information about updating your DNS settings is available on the page created by Cloudflare and APNIC at:
https://1.1.1.1/en/
. But if you’re on your smartphone, we reveal the process for Windows right here:

  1. Click on the Start menu, then Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet.
  3. Click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to and click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if you prefer).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Mark existing DNS server entries as backups.
  8. Click Use the following DNS server address.
  9. Replace these addresses with the DNS addresses 1.1.1.1:
  10. For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
  11. For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  12. Click OK, then click Close.
  13. Restart your browser.

For other devices (iPhone, Android, MacOS, Linux), go directly to the site https://1.1.1.1/en/

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