Home Wi-Fi Quick Fix
5 Easy Ways to Fix Wi-Fi connection issue at home.
After each solution, try to open a webpage on your laptop/phone to see if the issue is fixed.
1. Restart your router. This fix works so often that it’s always worth trying first.
Unplug the router and modem’s power cords from the power outlet for 15 seconds, then plug the power cords back in. Check that all cords and cables are secure at both ends. Wait a few minutes (usually 5-10 minutes), until the lights on the modem and router are working right. (See the modem/router manual or manufacturer’s support website.)
If the lights aren’t working right, you could have an issue with the modem, router, or internet connection.
Contact your Internet Service Provider, there could be a service outage, or they could need to reset your connection
2. Upgrade your router
It might be time for a change if you lived in a small apartment/house and took your router to your much larger house. A larger house may need mesh routers or routers that can be paired with repeaters/extenders for Wi-Fi signals to reach farther. Upgrading to a mesh router makes sense if your Wi-Fi connection is strong in some places but weak or dead in others. You may need mesh for coverage in large homes, multistory homes, and garages that are not close to the router.
3. Test your Wi-Fi on different devices.
Sometimes you run into a Wi-Fi issue with one particular device. It’s probably just a momentary network issue. Try turning off the Wi-Fi on your device, then re-enabling it.
4. Try a different Ethernet cable.
If your connection keeps dropping or runs very slowly, there are chances that you have a damaged cable. If there is a tear on your cable, it can break down the internal wire connection and can cause a short circuit. If you happen to have an extra cable lying around, see if that cable is working with the same ethernet port. When you plug a new Ethernet cable, but there is no connection, then that could be an issue with the settings of the device. What you can also do with your cable is trying to plug it in to another device. Not the one you are having an issue with. See if your cable is working with that device, and that will add some insight in to whether the cable is bad or not.
5. Improve the position of your device and/or router.
If your router is in a corner, closet, drawer, or non-central location, move it to a more open, central spot in the home. Wi-Fi signals are stronger when they don’t have to travel through walls or floors, and a central location means better access to more devices.
For more speed with heavy usage devices such as online gaming consoles and video-streaming laptops, keep them as close as possible to the router.