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Wi-Fi /Internet Connectivity Problem: Common Causes and Its Resolutions

Over the last few years, the internet has drastically changed people’s life. From Wi-Fi to the dial-up connection, it has reached almost every corner of the globe and become part and parcel of one’s life. It can be fairly said, whether it is students or professionals, kids or parents, the internet is actively being used by all these days. However, technology never stands aloof from the glitches even it just sits beside the issues. Users can experience many troubles with the internet connectivity. The experts find that in general, there could be limitless potential issues for this inconvenience. So for basic troubleshoots, these steps described below are worth applying…

Check if there is an issue with the router

  • For the connection, the router should be configured as a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP). So check if this option is enabled if it is, then disable it and try re-enabling it again.
  • If it fails to connect then remove the wireless security and see if your computer gets the stable connectivity. Furthermore, check the interference with other electronic gadgets such as cable phone, monitor, microwave oven its. Try disabling these devices and check the connection.
  • Reboot the router as well as the connected computer on its network. Check the connection, if it still fails to connect then there is the major issue with this. Try troubleshooting with further steps.

Make some changes in port’s forwarding setting

  • Some programs like home FTP service, IP webcams, and online games require opening specific port number in the router. This will allow the outside request to be sent to the home network. So if you have a problem with the specific application then try finding out which port number it needs to open.
  • For this, you need to open router configuration tool or set up page. Move to the port forwarding option, enter the application name with start port and end port. Choose TCP as the protocol and then click “OK”.

Change the router’s default channel

  • In general, the wireless routers 802.11b and 802.11g have around 11 channels, in which the channel is preset at the number 6 as a default channel. If you are experiencing the interference with other router device or have a poor signal then simply changes the channels. The experts suggest using the channels 1, 6, and 11 for the better result.
  • Move to the router basic wireless setting page and hit the drop-down menu, choose channel here and save the setting.

If all fails, contact Network Experts

Though these are basic troubleshooting steps, there are several other issues that may crop up and need the advanced troubleshooting. So it is prudent to have these issues handled by the professionals that specialize in the computer networking and connectivity.