Twitter seems inaccessible for many Orange customers for a dozen hours now, on October 1, 2021. However, the problem only seems to affect Wi-Fi connections from the network
Since the evening of September 30, many Internet users seem to have problems accessing Twitter. The website, application or mobile site are inaccessible for many people in France as reported by the DownDetector site.
The problem seems to be particularly linked to the Wi-Fi connections established via the Orange boxes. It seems that many IP addresses from the operator’s fixed network fail to establish a connection with the microblogging site.
Go through 4G or a VPN?
Strangely, switching to 4G on Orange’s mobile network seems to solve the problem, for some users. On the other hand, a journalist from Frandroid showed us that switching to 4G on Sosh did not work for him, while in the writing of Numerama, the solution works.
Connecting to Wi-Fi, but via a VPN, also seems to allow access to the site. The problem therefore seems to lie with the operator rather than with Twitter.
The testimonies on DownDetector as well as the messages of many Internet users on Twitter seem to point the finger at the Orange fixed network. However, all customers do not seem to be affected, some still managing to connect to the site via their box.
For the moment, neither Orange nor the official Twitter France account has reacted to provide explanations. If you want to connect to Twitter this morning, going through 4G or a VPN on your computer therefore seems to be the best solution.