Having Wi-Fi in your home is a rule in the modern world we live in, so when this type of device starts to fail, it causes one of the biggest frustrations we can have on a daily basis.
If you’ve recently installed a wireless Internet connection and you’re not satisfied with the results, read on to find solutions for your network.
Here are 9 things you can do if your Wi-Fi isn’t working
Solutions for your Wi-Fi connection
9. Restart the Router and Modem
Restarting your router and modem is one of the first things to do when your WiFi isn’t working. To restart these devices, unplug the power cord from the back of each device and wait at least 30 seconds before plugging them back in.
8. Make sure there are no interruptions in the house
If you can still connect with a device, you should check if there is an internet outage in your area. This will let you know if the problem is with your network or if it’s something you can’t fix on your own.
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7. Change your WiFi frequency and channel to fix WiFi not working
If your WiFi stops working in crowded apartments when too many people connect on the same WiFi channel at the same time, you can try changing your WiFi frequency and channel to fix this problem.
Usually WiFi network frequency is 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Now, many routers are dual-band models and both support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. If your router is dual-band, it will automatically choose to transmit at 5 GHz when there are too many people to connect at 2.4 GHz.
6. Hot Router
If you can move your router to a location with more air circulation, you should be able to fix the overheating issue. If you think your router is well located and overheating isn’t the problem, there are a few other things that could be going on.
For one, your network might have been reset due to an update. Take a look at the default network name (usually printed somewhere on the router) and see if it recognizes that network when it searches for a connection.
5. Wi-Fi Management
Check to see if a Wi-Fi network that you recognize and trust appears in the list of networks. If so, select the Wi-Fi network and they will try to connect to it. If it says Connected under the network name, select Disconnect, wait a moment, then select Connect again.
4. Troubleshoot Windows
If you are having Wi-Fi issues on your Windows PC, right-click on the Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar, select the “Troubleshoot” option and wait for the device to do its job. The whole process takes less than a minute and has solved my connection issues many times so far.
3. Forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect
This is another simple and quick solution. The process differs depending on your device and operating system, but if you’re using an Android phone, find the Wi-Fi option in settings and select your network. Next, a window will appear on your screen with information that also contains a “Forget” button. Press the button then reconnect to the same network with your password.
2. Resolve IP Address Conflicts
An IP address conflict occurs when two devices use the same IP address at the same time. Each device on your network must have a unique IP address. Otherwise, your network will not be able to identify you.
To resolve an IP conflict on a Windows 10 computer, open the Windows search box by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the lower left corner of the screen. They type CMD in the search bar and click Open. Next, type ipconfig /release on the command line and press Enter on your keyboard.
1. Flush the DNS Cache
Flushing your DNS cache will reset your computer’s database of recently visited websites. Caching makes visiting websites faster, but your cache can be infected with malware, which can cause your browser to direct you to the wrong address.
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