- Restart your PC
It may appear to be a useless step, but it is often one of the simplest ways to fix numerous issues your computer might be having. A simple reset will solve the incompatible settings which could be a reason for connectivity issues you have been facing, just do it, it only takes a minute. This step may also turn on your internet adapter, in case it was switched off.
- Make sure that the laptop’s wireless adapter isn’t disabled
Most of the laptops contain a switch or button which turns the wireless adapter on and off. In case, you end up accidentally pressing the button, your system will get disconnected from the network. You should press the button or the switch if you want to turn on your wireless adapter once again.
- You will need to hold the Fn button to be able to press the Wi-Fi key.
- You can skip this step, if working on a desktop computer.
- Restart your Internet modem and router
You need to unplug your modem and your router from their respective power sources, then wait for a few seconds, & plug them back in. Just like restarting your computer, this step too can solve most of the minor Internet issues.
- Do a soft reset on your network
A soft reset can lead your router and modem to clear their caches and refresh. You can perform it by pressing a power button which is present on the face of your router.
- Most of the modems can too be soft-reset using this way.
- In some cases, you can also soft-reset your network by opening your router’s page and clicking on the Reset button which is available either in the “Advanced” or “Power” options.
- Do a hard reset
A hard reset makes your router and modem to forget all the settings. It restores the network to the factory settings (also the factory network name & password). For a hard reset you will have to press and hold the “reset” button which is available on the back of the modem for some time, allow your system’s modem to reboot, and then repeat the this step with the router.
- Move closer to the router
Sometimes your PC, laptop or smartphone is way too far from the checkpoint to connect. You need to move them closer to the router and try to connect it again.
- Ensure that you have a clear line-of-sight between you and the router
If you cannot draw a line from the Internet-connected item to your router without passing through walls, or furniture etcetera etcetera then your chances of maintaining a healthy Internet connection reduce.
8.Try to use Ethernet
You need to connect your system to the router or modem using an Ethernet cable. It will speed up your Internet while it’s working and help to determine if there are any issues with your Internet or your equipment.
If your PC can connect to the Internet while being directly connected to the router, then there are high chances that your computer’s wireless reception is most probably the issue.
- In case your PC can connect to the Internet while being connected to the modem, then the issue was most probably cause by the router.
- If you are unable to connect to the internet while being connected directly to the modem, then probably something is wrong with the modem or with the internet service. You will have to get in touch with your internet service provider’s technical support line to fix the modem-related issues.
- Advanced Fixes
- Clear your computer’s DNS cache.
The DNS cache record website addresses to all the websites you access, which makes accessing the same websites later a much quicker procedure; however, when websites update their addresses, the DNS cache becomes outdated, which results errors.
- When you clear the DNS cache. A number of issues will get solved such as websites not loading.
- You simply have to restart the item if you whish to clear the DNS cache on a mobile item such as a smartphone or a tablet.
- Clear your browser’s cache.
Just like your DNS cache, the browser’s cache will make loading the previously visited sites much faster, but it may also result in errors in case the cache database becomes outdated.
- Consider clearing your browser’s cache at least once a month, if you wish to stay up to date.
- Try a different website or program.
There are chances that the website you are trying to visit is either down, or the program you are using has server problems. Try some other website or online program to see if you can connect.
- Try to use another web browser. For example, you might be facing issues with Chrome, whereas others works just fine.
- Repair your connection.
There may be a software problem on your system which could be the cause of the connectivity issue. All kinds of computers have built-in repair tools which can be used to fix the issue.
- Boost your Wi-Fi signal.
If the problems you have are signal-related, it means that interference and distance are probably the root cause. There are numerous things you can do to minimize the interference and increase the range of your network. You can
- Add a second router in order to extend the range.
- You can increase your computer’s Wi-Fi reception.
- You can also make your own directional “cantenna” for the wireless adapter.
- Perform virus scans.
Viruses and other computer infections might be the cause of your inability to get online. You can usually erase viruses by using antivirus protection.
- Contact your internet service provider.
If everything else fails, explain to your ISP the specific problems you are facing, and request someone to visit you and investigate the issue.
- Try to be calm and polite. Please do not take out your frustration on the company people.