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Free down: how to regain your internet access?

Is your Internet connection interrupted a little too often under Free? It is not necessarily due to your material. You can fix this problem by checking and then modifying your DNS server. Simple and fast!

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Is your Internet connection slow or unstable? Are you already thinking of canceling your Free subscription and browsing through the various internet box reviews? Before making an overly hasty decision, check the status of your DNS server.

When you encounter a ” DNS server not responding ”, This results in a loading of your compromised web pages. Indeed, the domain name system (DNS in English) converts each internet address into an IP address. If the server is unavailable, then you no longer have a secure intermediary and your Internet access is interrupted.

Sometimes, to reactivate this access, a few simple steps are enough: update your web browsers, temporarily disable your firewall or restart your internet box. If these operations prove ineffective, you will have to modify your DNS server.

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How to change your DNS server in Windows?

Start by opening a dialog box by simultaneously tapping the keys + . Then enter ncpa.cpl in the dialog box and confirm your action with the key Entrance.

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Then right click on the connection you are using (wired network or WiFi) and click on Properties in the context menu.

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In the list that appears, click on the line Internet Protocol version 4 (or Internet Protocol version 6 if you switched to IPv6), then on the button Properties.

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Click on Use the following DNS server address and enter the boxes Preferred DNS server and Auxiliary DNS server the addresses of the primary and secondary servers. 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 respectively if you choose Google DNS. You can also use the Cloudflare DNS, ensuring greater respect for your personal data: 1.1.1.1 for the primary server and 1.0.0.1 for the secondary.

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Finally check the box Validate the parameters by exiting if you want Windows to verify the connection. Click on the button okay to complete your action. Restart your computer.

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What about Mac OS?

Access the main menu then click on System Preferences. Do the same on the icon Network and select the type of connection you are using. Push the button Advanced and on the tab DNS.

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Enter the data of the primary and secondary servers by clicking on the + button. Confirm with the OK button. Finally, restart your PC to reset the connection.

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