At some stage, we will all be confronted with the “Wi-Fi connected but no Internet” error. Our email and browsers stop loading when the Wi-Fi lags. Wi-Fi connection may have failed. At times, it is difficult to locate the cause. But it can be resolved through a number of solutions. Try different fixes to identify the right one.
When your Wi-Fi is not working, try these troubleshooting steps to fix it.
1) Use a Long Range Router
Even if you have got a fast connection, too many electronics can often overwhelm your Wi-Fi. A typical house is streaming video, playing games, and surfing the web at the same time. Luckily there are long-range smart setup Wi-Fi routers just like the Nighthawk that promise Wi-Fi for up to 45 devices, houses, and businesses as large as 3,000 square feet.
2) Update your router’s firmware
The reason to do this is twofold. First, you will cash in of any additional features and enhancements of the remake of the firmware. Second, your router will accept any vital security updates.
3) Enable Wi-Fi in the Settings
Another place to look is within the device’s settings. You can do that on your phone, desktop, laptop, Xbox, you name it – anything which turns Wi-Fi on and off will have options to check.
4) Change Location
Another important factor that influences your home wireless network setup connectivity is its physical location. Try placing your router as close to the center of your home as possible. It is also a good idea to keep it elevated and free from any physical obstructions, like furniture and appliances.
5) Don’t Hide Your Router
Routers are often unattractive looking things, and your first thought is to hide it behind your television, or in a cupboard. Avoid these temptations as a router left in the open, free of obstructions and with antennas pointed upwards will perform better. Make sure the router is as close as possible to where you’ll be using the Wi-Fi.
6) Change Wi-Fi Frequency
In case your Wi-Fi stops working in a crowded apartment block when too many of us connect to a Wi-Fi channel at the same time, you will want to change your Wi-Fi frequency and channel to solve this problem.
7) Choose The Right Band
Not all Wi-Fi bands are the same. If you have a new router, check to see if it supports the 5GHz band. Newer routers usually have dual-band capability.
We hope this blog has made you feel more capable of optimizing your Wi-Fi and router connections, figure out why you can’t see your Wi-Fi network, and learn how to reset your router for peak signal performance.
If you are unable to resolve your Wi-Fi issue, you may need assistance from experts. Call us on 1300 016 017 for a new Wi-Fi connection setup or any consultation.