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Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:22 PM

Facebook problems limited to the Midwest

Just found this interesting bit of news:


People across the Midwest are reporting connection errors with Facebook and Facebook Messenger.

The problem is reportedly due to an outage with AT&T who operates a large part of the Internet backbone.

The outage is impacting people in Iowa, Twin Cities, Chicago and beyond.

Tech teams for local cable and network carriers are working with AT&T to try to find the fix.


I know I haven't had issues here in Texas.   Perhaps this explains things.

I've reached that age where my brain went from "You probably shouldn't say that"

"What the heck, let's see what happens."

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5 years ago

Thanks! I myself have not had any problems, but there have been 2 posts now with this problem. I will share this post around.




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5 years ago

This appears to be a DNS issue


I've been able to browse progressively fewer and fewer sites over the last week here.


It can be gotten around by using Google's DNS or OpenDNS for your DNS server settings.


OpenDNS Servers:


I was able to put these settings in, and it instantly restored my ability to browse.

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