We have grown so accustomed to relying on Wi-Fi for everything that we cannot imagine our life without it. Whether it is listening to music, streaming our most admired shows, or allowing us to work from the comfort of our homes, we hardly think twice about being connected until we realize that we are without Wi-Fi.
Many things that could be the culprit. However, the solution will be simple. Maybe the router you are using is out of date or it needs a quick reboot. But there are times when things get a little more complicated.
Even though a loss of wireless connection can cause disruption to your daily routine, most wireless-related connection problems are easy to fix, so you can get reconnected in no time. When your Wi-Fi connection drops, you can restore access yourself by fixing some of the most common problems concerning Wi-Fi.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common Wi-Fi problems and ways to fix them.
Let’s dig in!
1. Slow or no internet access in certain rooms
Wi-Fi is radio waves, which signifies your router is broadcasting in every direction from a central location. Make sure your router is not in a far corner of your house. If it is, then you will be covering a huge chunk of the outside world without need. It will be good if can have your router moved to a more centralized location. If the router is placed closer to the center of the coverage age, you will get better reception throughout your house.
Have external antennas? You can try adjusting those as well. When you choose to alternate between fully vertical and fully horizontal positions, it can help reach in multiple directions. If you happen to live in an apartment building, there could be a possibility that routers might be interfering with yours. Consider using the software so you can view every Wi-Fi network nearby. They will even tell you what channel they are currently using. And if your router seems to intersect with other networks in certain rooms, switching to a less channel (with little or congestion) will be a smart move.
2. Slow internet everywhere
Is your Wi-Fi speed slow, regardless of your location? Try plugging a laptop into your modem directly. That way, you will be able to test the speed of your internet. If you are still experiencing slow speeds, the problem is likely with your internet connection, and not your router. In such a situation, you must get in touch with your ISP (internet service provider).
Is that not the case? Maybe your current wireless channel is congested by your devices, or even by those of any other nearby Wi-Fi network. Go to router settings and change the router channel. All the router brands do that in a different way though.
That does not help? Fret not! Carry out a factory test on your Wi-Fi router and setting it up again may work in your favor. On most routers available, there is a “Reset” button that can be held using a paperclip. Consider doing for at least 30 seconds and the default router will appear from factory settings.
3. Not able to connect anything to Wi-Fi
Having a hard time connecting anything to Wi-Fi? If that is the case, consider using an Ethernet cable so you can plug your laptop into the router directly. See if you are able to connect that way. If that works, then there is a problem with your Wi-Fi connection. But if it does not, then the internet connection may be affected.
Go to the web page of your ISP and check their social accounts. You can even give them a call to find out if they are reporting problems. There are times when ISPs are too slow to note issues users are facing. So, you can check on a monitoring website to see if any other user in your region has reported the same problem.
4. Forgot the Wi-Fi password
Not able to remember the password to your Wi-Fi connection? If so, you will have to reset your router. Consider using a paperclip so you can press the hidden switch in the pinhole on the back of the router for at least 30 seconds. It will then take you to factory settings.
5. Wi-Fi network disappears entirely
Lost track of your Wi-Fi network on any device? Your router resetting itself can be the reason. If you happen to see an unprotected network named after your brand router, it might be yours. It will be good if you connect your desktop or laptop to it using an Ethernet cable.
What could be more frustrating than having a dropped Wi-Fi connection? Worst yet, you are connected to Wi-Fi but your internet is not working. You can view the network in your Wi-Fi menu and you have keyed in the right password. When you open the browser, nothing happens. Aaargh!
Hope this blog will help you solve some of the most common problems you are experiencing with your wireless network.
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