What to do when your WiFi goes down?

Most people today are highly privileged in that they never think about what they would do if they lost access to the internet all of a sudden. It’s even worse when one googles “WiFi Technician Near Me” and finds that there are no competent technicians who live close to their area or that such technicians are unavailable. 

This is why one must learn some troubleshooting techniques that one can try from the comfort of their home. There is no denying that suddenly losing your connection is disruptive to your daily tasks, but it is good that most WiFi issues are pretty easy to fix. The most common WiFi issues and the ways they can be solved are elucidated below. Read on to know more!

Slow Internet 

WiFi technology consists of radio waves, so a WiFi router emits waves from a central point in all directions. Hence, if the WiFi router is placed in the corner of a house, it would be effectively handicapped from broadcasting in all directions. Moving the WiFi router towards a more central location in the house would greatly help increase the internet speed in parts of the place where it was initially low.

However, if the internet is slow in all parts, even if you are sitting right next to the router, first try testing the speed of the WiFi with the help of a website such as speedtest.net. If, after testing the speed, it is seen that it is low, you would have no choice but to Google “WiFi Technician Near Me” and sort the issue out. If it is found that the speeds are high, then it could be a case of overcrowding on the WiFi router. Switching to a channel with less crowd on the router would help, or factory reset the router if that doesn’t work.

Connectivity Issues

There are some instances when one particular device cannot connect to the internet. This is most likely a case of a momentary network issue. Turning off the WiFi on said device and turning it back on should help. If not, try doing the same with the WiFi router, and wait about 30-40 seconds before turning the router on again. If neither of these techniques help, try running WiFi troubleshooting or wireless diagnostics for Windows and Mac.

If no home device can connect to the WiFi, try plugging the router directly into the laptop with an ethernet cable. Suppose this technique works; the problem lies with the WiFi router. This can be fixed by resetting the router, and if that doesn’t work, consider replacing the WiFi router altogether. However, if the WiFi doesn’t connect through the ethernet cable, it could mean that the internet may be down, and the internet service provider (ISP) should be contacted. 

There are some cases where the WiFi network disappears from the list of available networks. This happens primarily due to the WiFi router factory resetting itself. In such a case, the network would be named after the ISP, and connecting the router to one’s laptop through an ethernet cable and setting the network up would help. 

Moreover, if the device connects to the WiFi network but has no internet access, try disconnecting the modem and reconnecting it. If the problem is not resolved still, repeat the same action with the WiFi router. If the problem persists, contact the ISP.

The above tips aim to troubleshoot the most common internet issues. Hope it helped!

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