10 Ways to Fix a WiFi That Is Not Connecting To The Internet


If your WiFi is not connecting to the internet, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people experience this problem, and there are several ways to fix it. Here are five of the most common techniques:

1. Check your router’s settings

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Sometimes, a simple change in your router’s settings can fix the problem. Make sure that your WiFi is enabled, and that the channel is set to auto-select or the correct channel for your area.

2. Restart your router

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If your router isn’t working properly, sometimes restarting it can solve the issue. Unplug your router from the power source, wait for about 30 seconds, and then plug it back in.

3. Reset your router

Some routers have a reset button that you can press for 10 seconds to restore the router’s settings to factory defaults, which is almost always a solution to connectivity problems. If your router doesn’t have such a feature, it may require you to hold down an “internal” reset button while unplugging and re-plugging the power source before the router resets itself.

4. Restart your modem and computer(s)

Sometimes restarting your modem or disconnecting and reconnecting your router (and any devices connecting through it) can help resolve Internet connection issues caused by other problems further up the networking chain.

5. Contact your ISP (Internet service provider)

If all else fails, contact them and see if they are having any connectivity issues that might be causing problems on your end.

6. Reboot your computer

If you’re unable to connect to the internet on one device, reboot your modem and then try connecting again. This will often resolve problems where the device is working fine in other places but has trouble with this specific network.

7. Unplug your modem, router, and computer(s) for 10 seconds each

When you’re done unplugging things, wait 5-10 seconds before plugging everything back in to avoid contact with electricity (which can damage components).

8. Reset your MAC address

Some routers offer the ability to reset a device’s MAC address to default if it has been corrupted or infected by malware. Check your router’s instruction manual for information on how to perform this process – do not attempt if you are unsure what you are doing as it could cause connectivity issues!

9. Adjust your MTU settings

If you have your WiFi configured properly but experience problems connecting, sometimes reducing the size of packets that pass through can help. The usual MTU size for Ethernet is 1500, but reducing this can help if you are experiencing problems with web browsing or other tasks that involve transferring relatively small amounts of data.

10. Check your wireless security settings

Sometimes what you think is a problem with your WiFi is actually caused by incorrect wireless security settings – make sure WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption keys are set up correctly and match on all devices involved.

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