Have you ever had problems with your internet dropping in and out just when you’re in the middle of watching a video or loading an article? Well there are a few easy things you can do to fix the issue quick smart.
Problem: No Wi-Fi signal
1. If you’re having trouble picking up a signal try turning the Wi-Fi on your device off and on again. Smart phones will have an option for this in Settings and will often solve the problem.
2. If you’re still having issues, reboot your wireless router. There will be a small button at the back or on the side of the router; turn it off, wait 10 seconds, then turn it back on again.
3. If your Wi-Fi stops working suddenly, turn off your computer, then your router and modem. Note: you may have an all-in-one modem/router. Check to make sure all cables and power cords are properly plugged in then turn your devices back on, starting with your modem, then your router, and finally your computer. Allow each device to turn on completely before powering up the next one — the lights on the device will stop flashing when they have finished booting up.
Problem: Slow Wi-Fi
1. Make sure your Wi-Fi has a strong password to protect it. If it’s weak, tech-savvy people could get into it and piggy back on it, slowing your internet speed down. Make sure you choose something that is unique and difficult to crack.
2. Call your provider to make sure the line is clear and that there are no issues in your area causing your Wi-Fir to slow down.
3. If your router is a couple of years old you might be due for an upgrade to something a little more modern and speedy.
Problem: Limited Wi-Fi range
1. If the internet works fine in your living room but not the bedroom, you might need to relocate your router so it’s in a more viable position. Keep it in the centre of the house if possible, in a open location. Try to keep it away from televisions, microwaves or cordless phones, which might interfere with the signal.
2. Sometimes the antennas on your router may not be strong enough to send a signal through the entire house. Pick up a high-gain or booster antenna to extend and strengthen your router’s signal and send that Wi-Fi to every nook and cranny.