Sunday, September 29, 2019

How to Troubleshoot Wireless Router Problems

After following the network router’s instructions by the book, you still run into trouble connecting. Or maybe all was well initially and you suddenly find your network connection failing. The following guidelines on how to troubleshoot wireless router problems will help you get through the issues faced.

Troubleshooting Wireless Router Issues


Every person using a Wi-Fi connection has known connection issues. There is no need to imagine blasting away your router, instead let us focus on some common issues and their simple solutions.

1.Slow Network


Is your connection so slow that you could go to the moon and back? Your router may be working on the 2.5GHz band. This is the most common bandwidth for microwaves, cordless phones, even baby monitors and other devices around the house. This may cause interference with your network connectivity. Try changing the bandwidth to 5 GHz and see if there is any improvement in the connection speed.

2.Overheating Troubles


Routers can also overheat and become unstable. At times, overheating may damage the router causing it to dysfunction. If you find your router is just too hot or the vents are blocked, it is time to cool it down. Switch it off for some time and place it in a well-ventilated area.

3.Firmware Upgrade


Many times wireless troubles arise when your firmware needs an upgrade. You need to go to your router’s admin page. Here, look for a firmware upgrade option and if available, you need to download and install it. Just follow the instructions and you will be able to upgrade the firmware successfully.

4.Check Cables


Many times, the problem is as tiny as a fly and we obviously overlook it. Just check if all the wires and cables are plugged securely.  It may so happen a plug or wires may have been accidently become loose. Remove and re-plug all the cables and plugs. Restart the router and modem and then check the connectivity. It may have solved the issue.

5.Router Placement


In case you are facing signal problems then you need to reposition your router. There may be something around it like a large metal object, microwave, cordless phone, thick walls, etc. interfering with its signals. Make sure you position your router high above or away from interference. Try positioning the antenna vertically or horizontally to find the best position that gives you a better signal.

You may even try resetting your router to factory settings. Enter new settings as per your needs and connect your device to the new network settings. It may help solve your wireless router problems. If nothing helps, then you may need to buy a new router as the unstable router may continue to give you a headache.

This is how to troubleshoot wireless router problems with these simple solutions.

References:


1.https://www.howtogeek.com/180235/how-to-troubleshoot-wireless-router-problems/
2.https://kb.netgear.com/1110/Troubleshooting-wireless-networks
3.https://www.lifewire.com/troubleshooting-home-network-router-problems-817742
4.http://www.pcworld.com/article/199130/6_Annoying_Router_Problems_And_How_to_Fix_Them.html
5.https://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-business/7-wireless-router-problems-and-how-to-solve-them/d/d-id/1078434?page_number=3

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