Know The Reasons Behind Connection Issues In Your Internet

Is the Internet on your computer connecting and disconnecting continuously? There are several reasons due to which this problem is happening. Here are some of the common methods to fix the problem. Tip: If you have any other computer, laptop, or smart phone which can connect to the Internet connection, you can use it to […]

Is the Internet on your computer connecting and disconnecting continuously? There are several reasons due to which this problem is happening. Here are some of the common methods to fix the problem.

Tip: If you have any other computer, laptop, or smart phone which can connect to the Internet connection, you can use it to check if there is any computer or connection issue.

If all the devices are facing a similar problem with connecting to the Internet then the problem could be with the network router, cable or DSL modem or ISP.

If only of the computer or device is facing issues, the problem could be with the computer/device.

You can also check for any hardware failure or operating system problem in your computer as such issues also create Internet connection problems.

 

Cable or DSL Modem

 

If the cable or DSL modem is being problematic to maintain a stable connection, power cycling the modem might resolve the problem. Follow these steps:

Power off the cable modem and disconnect the power cord. Let it stay unplugged for about 10 seconds and then plug the cord back into the modem. The cable modem takes hardly takes a few minutes to reconnect to the Internet. When you can see the Internet connectivity indicator light, plug in the router and then turn the computer on.

Note: Always unplug the modem first before unplugging the router or else the devices that are currently connected to your router would get automatically disconnected. Also, restarting the modem might reset the connection of the wireless router as well.

Check if the Internet connection is now stable or not.

 

Wired/Wireless Router

 

Just like the above steps to reset the cable or DSL modem, if you haven’t reset the router, switch off your computer and then unplug the router’s power cord. After about 10 seconds, plug the cord back into the router. Wait until the indicator lights on the router stop blinking as this indicate that the router is trying to establish an Internet connection and completing self-checks. After the blinking stops, turn on your computer.

Check if the Internet connection is now stable or not.

 

Network Issues On The ISP side

 

To check the stability of your Computer’s Internet connection, you can take help from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Their technical support team can run line checks and system checks to see if there are any problems between your computer and them which is causing the trouble. In fact, they can also provide you better suggestions to fix the connection.

If your Internet is still unstable, kindly contact your ISP to see if the problem is at their end.

 

Network Card

 

There are chances that the network card in your PC is facing troubles to keep the Internet connection stable. There are two ways with which you can fix this issue.

 

  • Reseat the network card

 

 

Switch off your computer, unplug the power cord from the system, and then remove the network card. Reinsert the card into the PCI slot firmly. After that, close the computer case, plug in the power cord, and then switch on the computer.

Check if the Internet connection is now stable or not.

 

 

  • Reinstall the network card drivers

 

 

If your Internet connection isn’t resolved yet, you can try this second method. Delete the network card from your desktop’s device manager and allow the Windows to reinstall the network card and its drivers. This process sometimes easily fixes any sort of device driver issues and bring stability to Internet connectivity.

Check if the Internet connection is stable after a reboot of windows and re-installation of the device.

Corrupt Windows System Files

 

If the system files in your Computer’s operating system get corrupted, it leads to Internet connectivity problems. If the connectivity issues are recent, you should try restoring your computer’s Windows back to a previous point. This step will replace the corrupt files with non-corrupt files. If the connectivity problems were occurring due to the corrupt, restoring them shall fix the issue.

Malware or Virus Infection

 

Sometimes a malware or virus infection can cause connectivity problems. If their infection is severe, your computer’s Internet connection might get unstable. In order to stabilize the connection, you would need to remove the spyware or virus from your computer first.

 

Interference By Your Computer’s Antivirus Program

 

Some antivirus programs have a special feature with which they can interfere with the system’s Internet connection. You must check the configuration settings for the installed antivirus program to check the enabled settings. Try and disable each setting and see if this change brings stability in your Internet connection.

 

Is Your Internet Connection Still Unstable?

 

If after trying all of these above-mentioned methods, the Internet connection is unstable, possibilities are that there is some defect with the Cable/DSL modem, network card, or router. You should get a new modem or network card or router to see if replacing them has brought relief.