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!
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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