Both Internet speeds and Wi-Fi have increased considerably in recent years. The data rates around the board are higher and the wireless networks are more efficient than ever.
Home Wi-Fi connection is readily accessible for playing music, watching our favorite shows, and enabling us to work from home, that we never think of fixing it before we unexpectedly run out of Wi-Fi.
A lack of connectivity to a regular routine is frustrating, but most link problems are easy to repair, and you can fairly get connected again. If your Wi-Fi falls down you can regain access by configuring some of these common issues on your own.
Here are some common home Wi-Fi problems and ways to fix them at your own:
Some Common Home Wi-Fi Problems
1. Slow or No Internet Connection
Wi-Fi is waves that your router broadcasts from a centralized spot in all dimensions of your home. If your router is in some corner of your home, then you might be facing some issues. Shift your router to a more central place, if you can. The closer you can place your router at the center of your coverage area, the higher will be the accessibility throughout your home.
How to Fix this issue?
When you live in an apartment complex, yours can be competing with other routers. Free apps, such as NetSpot on Mac and Windows or Ios Wi-Fi Analyzer, will show you any local wireless network, and what channels they use. If your router intersects in specific rooms with neighboring networks, try swapping to a channel that is less congested.
If either of that helps, it may be too many for one router to manage in your house. Try buying a wireless repeater, or setting up an old router to act as one to expand your current router’s range.
Interference can be a major problem, particularly in crowded areas. Most people first created their Internet, keep settings unchanged, which means that wireless frequency channels such as 1, 6, and 11 get quite crowded by default.
Ways to Fix this Problem
Luckily, several newer model routers are able to pick the least crowded frequencies manually upon reboot. Conduct a power loop on your router, or sign in to the admin screen, and pick another channel manually.
If you have a double band router, consider allowing both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Keep your most critical connections open with the 5GHz web.
3. No Internet Access
It may seem like a demotivated tip, but try to restart your modem by unplugging it and plug it back in. If that doesn’t work, try to reset your router if it’s a different system as well.
Link your router to a laptop or desktop using an Ethernet cable. If this works then there is an issue with the router and it will have to be reset.
But, if there is still no connection, you may be getting an error.
4. Router Crash
If you want to restart your router periodically, you should consider giving it a complete reset. You can find a “Reset” switch on most routers that you can grab with a clip of paper. Perform this for 30 seconds and the router will be enabled to factory settings by default. Get it wired properly.
If it fails then your only real choice is to return it within the warranty period or buys a new one.
5. Any Update
It can occur with updates to any operating system. For example, in early 2020, Windows 10 updates had bugs which prevented some users from connecting to their Wi-Fi networks. It was due to appropriate support for Wi-Fi adapters that were not included in the operating system.
When anything like this happens, the safest thing is to check for a patch that will resolve the problem. Alternatively, uninstall the update, and roll your device back to a previous version to help get back your connectivity online.