We depend on the internet more and more each day. If we are not using our mobile, most of us will use a connected device at some stage during the day.
While most of us don’t like to admit it, a pet peeve for many is slow or interrupted Wi-Fi. This is where knowing how to troubleshooting comes in handy.
Perhaps you’re sending an important file, or simply a funny meme, if your Wi-Fi connection isn’t great it can lead to a few problems.
At Rural Wi-Fi we strive to provide a professional and uninterrupted service, but sometimes this isn’t possible.
Thankfully however, many Wi-Fi issues require a simple fix that you can do yourself.
We are going to look at some common Wi-Fi issues and what you can do to fix them.
A single device will not connect
This is one of the most common problems, when a specific device will not connect while your other devices can. Here is a simple method that may solve your problems.
First, you should start by switching the Wi-Fi off on your device and turning it on again. If that fails, unplug your router and plug it back in after 30 seconds, then connect your device.
If the problem persists, your next option would be to delete the list of saved networks on your device and then re-connect.
One of the methods mentioned above should most definitely work. If not, you can try troubleshooting your Wi-Fi from your device by going to WIFI troubleshooting.
Poor Internet Connectivity in Areas around the House
You may notice that the internet strength is weaker in certain areas around your house. The issue usually lies with the position of your router, or with obstructions such as walls and ceilings. It’s important to try to place your router in a central location.
Another option is to adjust the antennas, alternate between fully vertical and horizontal position until you get better reception.
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Poor Internet Connectivity Everywhere
You may find that no matter where you move around your house, the internet connection is still slow. In such scenarios, start by testing the internet speed. If it is low, contact your Internet provider.
It may be necessary to factory reset your router, which can be done manually. Talk to your router provider about the best way to do this. Remember though, this should be your final option.
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No Internet Connection
Sometimes the worst can happen, and you lose your internet connection entirely.
Though less common with more modern routers and internet providers, it may still occur. Your best option is the reliable unplug and wait method. Usually, 30 seconds is enough.
If this doesn’t work, then it is usually a larger issue and it’s time to call your internet service provider. At Rural Wi-Fi we are used to dealing with the issues which come from living and working in rural Ireland. Our Support Team are always here to help!
Issues may be slightly more frequent than in more built-up areas, but we have the right team and knowhow to get your issues resolved and your internet back up and running in no time.
If you are unhappy with your current provider then please contact us today and we can discuss your switching options.