Wireless internet is a very potent connection approach between the servers of internet and remote computers or devices. It often remains unnoticed to the users until it stops working and you start to panic unnecessarily.
Yes, there are various reasons which can be accrued to your router for stop working or connecting devices accurately, but there are many potential solutions also available to resolve those issues. So instead of focusing on the current upheaval, try to sort out with the solutions readily available and are discussed thoroughly below in the article section for each and every type of Wi-fi connectivity issues.
#1. No Internet Access even though connected
Wireless connection is just like a radio signal, which depicts that you can have a clear cut signal with valid connection, but you are still lacking the network access. What could be the reasons? Well, start it by checking your network addresses and check if it lies in the self assigned range or not. In case there are some issues with the address assigning by the local network, your computer or devices will start to create their own self-assigned address, which can’t route data properly and you lack network access.
In Windows computer, go to Settings> Network & Internet and then select the Wi-fi adapter. There you can see the network status or settings. Check the IP address assigned to your computer to make sure that your device has an address assigned by your router. If your IP address begins with 169.254, then it is self-assigned address, which shows that your OS didn’t receive an address assignment from the local network’s DHCP server.
Once you are sure of the address assignment issue, contact your local network service providers to come and rectify the issue or you can try out yourself by uninstalling any firewall pre-installed in your settings. Firewalls at times prevent connection setup with local networks.
#2. Slow Internet Connection
Slow internet connection could be due to overlapping of your channel with nearby wireless networks. Thus change the channel on your router, as the overlapping of your channel with other channels is slowing down the speed. You can use free softwares like NetSpot or Mac and Windows or Wi-fi Analyzer for Android devices. Consider switching to a low crowded channel.
#3. A Particular Device can’t connect to the network
If only a particular device is unable to connect to your network then the problem is surely not with your network channel, but rather with that particular device’s settings. It could also be a momentary issue, thus turning off the Wi-fi and then re-enabling it might solve the issue. But if that does not help at all, then consider deleting your current network from your list of saved networks on your device and re-connect it. If it is on Windows, then search for “Wi-fi troubleshooting” and then go for the search result, “identify and repair network issues”. It will go through a lot of diagnostics that will restore your proper connectivity.
On Mac OS also you can run Wireless diagnostics. For that, press the “options” key and click the “Airport(Wifi)” icon from the menu bar. Now find and open “Open Wireless Diagnostics” and then follow the on screen instructions to proceed.
#4. Inconsistent Network Connection
Basically there are four main culprits for the inconsistent network connectivity- considerably large distance from a base station; erratic broadband connection; the wrong base station set in device; and a congested environment for local networks.
To correct the broadband aspect is out of your range of possibility since you have already got the connection, so eliminate that before you move forward.
Now the long distance from your device’s base station could be reduced if you can map out the base station coordinates, by heat mapping as you walk around your coverage area. The closer you get the better connectivity you receive. But this too would not be of much help as you cannot remain closer to the base station for a longer period in real sense.
Connection to the wrong base station could also be a cause for inconsistent connection, as your device does not always make the right choice about the strongest signal available. You can pick up the best or the strongest base station or simply cycling your router to on and off mode typically helps you make a better choice resolving your issue.
#5. Correct Password But No Connection
A Wi-fi network requires either a password or a username along with a password to allow connection to set up. But what if you are sure about entering the right password, yet unable to set up the connection? Then you must check the correct capitalization. Spaces can also be WPA2 passphrases, but spaces are hard to notice when written down. Thus confirm if you are missing a space in between the password characters.
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There are various reasons and causes than can be articulated in support of poor or no Wi-fi network but none of that information would help you out unless you try to resolve or fix the problem yourself. The above mentioned article information regarding Wi-fi issues will definitely help you get along with the right course of solutions, but if you are still having the same issues, then you better opt for an expert advice, or contact your local network service provider as soon as possible.