How to fix your internet connection

How to fix your internet connection

/ 08:33 AM May 02, 2024

The internet is more important than ever because it is our gateway to our daily lives. For example, most school works and jobs require online tools.

It is so vital to modern people’s lives that the United Nations declared the right to internet access as a human right. 

READ: What is Wi-Fi Calling?


That is also why internet connection disruptions can be a huge problem for many. However, you may try these fixes before calling your telecom service provider.


DIY fixes to your internet connection

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First, check if you’ve turned on your router and modem and ensure the cables are connected properly. 

Then, try turning off your router and modem. Wait a few minutes, and then turn them on again. 

Lifewire says this classic troubleshooting method flushes the memory of most devices, resetting background or other problems.

Next, ensure you’re linked to the correct network. Your computer, phone, or other device might be trying to connect to other nearby networks. 

Open your Wi-Fi settings and check the network name trying to link with your gadget. If it’s not your network, choose yours to re-establish your internet connection.

Run your diagnostic tool

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If these basic troubleshooting methods don’t work, it’s time to adjust your computer’s settings. 


Start by running your diagnostic tool. Online privacy website All About Cookies recommends these steps for Windows 11 and 10 users:

  1. Right-click the Start button and open Settings
  2. Next, go to the Network & Internet section
  3. Select Wi-Fi and then click Show available networks. 
  4. Wait until your network appears, select it, and then click Connect
  5. Then, run the Windows Troubleshooting tool by opening Settings
  6. Click System and then select Troubleshoot
  7. Next, choose Other troubleshooters.
  8. Go to Internet Connection and then click Run.

Use these steps from the official Apple website if you have a Mac:

  1. Quit all open apps.
  2. Next, try to join your desired Wi-Fi network.
  3. Press and hold the Option key.
  4. Then, click the Wi-Fi status icon and then select Wireless Diagnostics.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Afterward, click the Info buttons to learn more about the tool’s analysis.

Reset your network settings

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Try resetting your network settings to resolve internet connection issues. All About Cookies recommends these tips for Windows 11 and 10 users:

  1. Open Settings, choose Network and Internet, and then click Advanced network settings.
  2. Next, choose Network reset.
  3. Afterward, click Reset now to remove and reinstall all network adapters.

Follow these instructions if you have a Mac:

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  1. Open your System Preferences and select the Network icon.
  2. Next, choose your Wi-Fi network and click the minus (-) icon.
  3. Click Apply to save changes.

If you use a VPN (virtual private network), disconnect to restore your internet connection. If all these steps don’t work, contact your telecommunications provider.

TOPICS: Internet, technology
TAGS: Internet, technology

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