What Are General Troubleshooting Steps for the Internet?

Modified on Wed, 20 Dec 2023 at 07:35 PM

You can find some general Internet troubleshooting steps below:

  1. Restart your router: 
    • This is the first step in troubleshooting internet issues. 
    • Unplug the router, wait a few seconds, and then plug it back in.

  2. Check cable connections
    • Make sure all cables are securely connected to the router and modem.

  3. Check the status of the internet service
    • Contact your internet service provider (ISP) to ensure that your account is in good standing and there are no outages in your area.

  4. Check for other connected devices
    • Ensure that no other devices are using the internet, as this could cause the connection to slow down.

  5. Disable and re-enable your network adapter
    • This can help to reset the connection and establish a new one.

  6. Try different devices and different physical locations
    • Try connecting to the internet from different devices and in different areas of your house to determine if the issue is with the device or the location.

  7. Check for interference: 
    • Make sure that other electronic devices are not interfering with the wireless connection.

  8. Update your router's firmware
    • Check with your router's manufacturer to ensure that you have the latest firmware update installed.

  9. Try a wired connection
    • If the wireless connection is not stable, try connecting your device to the router using an Ethernet cable.

  10. Try resetting your router to its factory settings: 
    • If none of the above steps work, you may need to reset your router to its factory settings.

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