As the owner of a network, you’re probably very familiar with some of the most common issues that can crop up. Whether it’s slow internet or frequent drops in service, there are lots of different ways for a network to go haywire. But if you’re not an IT professional or highly technical user who’s comfortable troubleshooting these problems yourself, finding out what might be causing them can be tricky—especially if the solution is something simple like resetting your router or upgrading your equipment!
The Network Connection is Not Available
If you are experiencing problems with your network connection, there are a few simple things you can do to troubleshoot the problem.
- Check the physical connection. Make sure that all cables are securely plugged into each device and that they match up with their respective ports on both sides of your router or modem. If you have any questions about which cable goes where, consult the manufacturer’s documentation for your equipment (or call them).
- Check router settings. In many cases, this step will solve most problems with connectivity issues: if there’s an option to set up NAT firewall rules or other security features like WPA2 encryption on your router and those haven’t been enabled yet, now is a good time to do so! Otherwise check out our guide on How Do I Change My Router Password?
- Check modem settings – You’ll need access codes from either Comcast or Time Warner Cable in order for this step not just be useless busywork but actually useful information here; once again though we recommend contacting customer support directly rather than trying random combinations until something works because otherwise it’ll just waste everyone’s time when nothing ever does work anyway even though technically speaking everything should work fine unless there was some kind of hardware failure somewhere along line….
The Network Connection is Slow or Drops Frequently
The first step to resolving any network issue is to verify that it’s actually a problem with your computer, and not just an issue with the Wi-Fi connection. If you’re experiencing slow speeds or dropped connections, it could be because:
- Your internet service provider has a low bandwidth cap for the month (like 10GB). This means that once you use up the allotted amount of data for your plan, they’ll throttle down your speed until the next month starts. You can check with them if this is happening by calling their support number or visiting their website.
- Your computer needs an update or reboot because it’s running slow or acting funny due to malware/viruses on its hard drive(s). To fix this problem manually: Go into Control Panel->System & Security->Windows Update; here choose “Check for Updates” followed by clicking “Install Updates”. This will download all new versions of software installed on your computer including antivirus programs like Windows Defender or McAfee Security Scanner which will detect viruses before they infect any files stored locally on hard drives within computers connected wirelessly via Wi-Fi networks
The Network Connection is Unstable or Intermittent
If you are experiencing this, it could be a problem with your ISP. You should contact them to see if they can help.
If that doesn’t work, there are other things you can try. You can change your DNS settings on your router or computer (or both).
The Wireless Network is Not Available, or Blocking Other Devices
- The Wireless Network is Not Available, or Blocking Other Devices
If you’re experiencing issues with your wireless network adapter, check to make sure that it’s plugged in and working. If your computer is running Windows 10, open up the Device Manager by right-clicking on “This PC” (or “My Computer”) in File Explorer and selecting Manage. Next, go to Network Adapters > Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3165 > Properties > Details tab where you can see if drivers are installed for this device. If there are no drivers listed here then we need to reinstall them before continuing any further troubleshooting steps below.*
There are Too Many Devices using the Same Wi-Fi Channel
If you are experiencing poor Wi-Fi performance, it’s possible that there are too many devices using the same channel. To check if this is occurring, follow these steps:
- Open your device’s Settings app and go to “Wi-Fi.” If you aren’t sure how to access this menu on your device, refer to our guide here.
- Scroll down until you see an option titled “Channel” or “Channel Layout” (in iOS 11). This will show you which channels are being used by nearby networks and whether yours is among them. If there are multiple entries for each network name (e.g., two entries under “Home Network”), then one of those entries is likely causing interference with yours because they’re both using the same channel
It’s not always the fault of your ISP.
It’s not always the fault of your ISP. There are many things that could be causing a problem with your internet, and sometimes it’s not even anything to do with the ISP at all.
Here are some common issues that cause problems with a network:
- Physical connections
- Settings on devices and routers
- Software updates (both for devices and routers)
- Security tools like antivirus software or firewalls
If you’ve already checked all these things and still can’t figure out what’s going wrong, then it may be time to contact customer support from your ISP or router manufacturer.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot. First, make sure that your device isn’t the cause of the problem by checking its network settings. If all devices in your home or office are working properly but one is not connecting to Wi-Fi at all times then it may need repairs before being used again. Also check if there are any other networks nearby which could be interfering with yours such as mobile phone towers or cordless phones operating on 2G/3G frequencies