Can’t surf the internet? Try checking your DNS servers

A lot of times when connectivity seems to be down on Nigerian ISPs the root cause is that the DNS servers are down. This happens a lot on MTN. I just had one of those moments and resolved it by using Google’s Public DNS servers:

To test if your DNS server is down simply ping the IPs above. If you can but cannot resolve a hostname then simply changing your DNS to those above will set you free.


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