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How to Troubleshoot and Fix the Most Common WiFi Issues

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How to Troubleshoot and Fix the Most Common WiFi Issues

Wi-Fi connectivity has greatly improved in recent years. Unlike the past where you had to disconnect from the Wi-Fi when making a call, today you can comfortably make your calls while you are still connected. WiFi connections have become more stable and reliable than ever. However, the fact that Wi-Fi connectivity has improved over the years does not mean Wi-Fi problems are over. There are still many Wi-Fi problems that people face on a daily basis. In this article, we are going to discuss common WiFi problems and how to fix them.

1. Slow connectivity

Although Wi-Fi connectivity has improved over a couple of years, a slow connection is still a major concern to many people. If the router is working well but you still realize that the internet connection is slower than usual, then it is probably because the distance between your device and the router is too far. The further your device (phone, laptop, tablet, etc.) is far from the router, the slower the connection will be. If you go beyond the Wi-Fi radius, then you will lose connection completely. To fix this problem then you need to move closer to the router. You can also place the router in a higher position, away from other devices that can interfere with the connection. If that does not work then you should consider purchasing another router then use power line adapter to boost the network.

2. The network connects but no internet

If the network connects but you are still not able to access the internet, then the problem lies on the router and the modem. There is no clear explanation of why this happens. The solution to this problem is to disconnect the router from the power for at least 30 seconds before reconnecting it. Lack of internet connection can also be as a result of a service outage. If that is the case, there is not much that you can do on your side.

3. Some devices are unable to connect to the WiFi

This is another common problem that most people experience. Although common, it is a very simple problem to fix. All that you need to do is to turn off the Wi-Fi on your device then turn it on. If that does not work then you should unplug the router from the power source then wait for at least 30 seconds before plugging it again. If that does not work then you should check the WiFi setup. You can also consider rebooting devices that are not connecting and see if they will connect.

4. Forgotten Wi-Fi password

There are instances where you cannot connect to your Wi-Fi because you have forgotten the password. Although most devices usually connect automatically once the first connection is made, you can decide to change password then end up forgetting it. If that is the case then the only option that you have is to reset your router. Press the hidden switch located on the back of the router for at least 30 seconds. This will restore the routers factory settings enabling you to connect your device with ease.

5. Wi-Fi connection drops suddenly

If you notice that the WiFi connection drops suddenly when you use certain devices such as the microwave, then it is because the Wi-Fi connection has experienced interference from other networks. This is specifically common to individuals who use the old microwave model. To avoid this, then you need to place the router where this minimal or no interference.

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