How To Fix Internet
Knowing how to fix internet problems can help eliminate the sometimes frustrating and helpless feelings that make internet problems a pain to deal with. Fixing your internet can be an arduous task. There are many potential links in a network that can fail or become congested with network traffic. The various parts that make up a home network are the modem (cable or DSL), a router which connects to the modem, and all of the cables or wireless connections which link the router to the computers.
- Check to make sure all of the lights on the modem are flashing normally and in a manner consistent with your past normal use. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a cable modem is functioning correctly as it does not inform the user if there is a problem.
- You can also unplug the modem and wait momentarily before plugging it in again. This will clear the line at the modem and refresh the modem. Once turned on the modem will go through diagnostics and begin working again.
- The next point to test is the network router. This could be a wireless or router without wireless capability. Here you should unplug the router and repeat the process that was done with the modem. As with modems, routers do not usually display errors and it can be hard to diagnose a problem at this point. The best thing to do is to simply clear the line and watch the lights and check for anything unusual out of normal use.
- Other problems can occur with the Internet at the computer itself. Firewalls can block Internet or slow it down considerably, check your taskbar, or go into the control panel of windows from the start bar and check your firewall settings. Try disabling your firewall to see if it corrects the problem. Also try temporarily disabling virus protection as this can affect the Internet. Lastly check your network connection settings from the control panel, and make sure your network is set to DHCP. This is the automatic network connection method and the easiest to configure. Make sure you apply the settings. Your Internet should begin to work normally.