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Wi-Fi internet connection offers you the freedom to enjoy the Web without being restricted by a hardwire connection. It’s very convenient when using Wi-Fi for most of us, so it’s very annoying when it doesn’t work normally as it should. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a tech geek or an IT professional before you can fix most of these wireless Internet problems. There are many Wi-Fi problems and they all have different ways to resolve them.

However, we have outlined various Wi-Fi problems and ways you can solve them easily on your own.

Problem: No Wi-Fi signal

If your Wi-Fi router or modem is turned, Wi-Fi signal is available, but your device isn’t connecting i.e. it keeps saying no Wi-Fi available, you can try these procedures. 

1. By pressing the Wi-Fi button on your device

Some laptops have an on/off switch for Wi-Fi. Look on the side of your device or above the keyboard or beside your Power button for a button or switch labeled with a wireless router icon. If there is one available, press it to on and off the device Wi-Fi. By doing this, this may allow your device to detect Wi-Fi signals again and allow you to get connected.

2. Rebooting your device and your wireless router

Rebooting your device is the easiest and one of the most suggested fix that can actually solve your Wi-Fi problems, and not only the Wi-Fi but also many other firmware or software problems. So if rebooting your system doesn’t work, unplug or off your router, then wait for some seconds, and plug it back in or on it again. This should solve your wireless network issues and allow you to connect to Wi-Fi.

3. Turn off your equipment

If your Wi-Fi stops working while you’re using it, power off your computer, then turn off your router and modem. Note: Some may have an all-in-one modem/router i.e. modem and router incorporated together. Make sure all cables and power plugs are appropriately plugged. 

Now turn on your devices, first with your modem, then your router, and finally your computer. Allow each device to turn on fully before powering up the next one. The lights on the router or modem device will stop flashing when they have finished booting up. After doing this, it should solve the issues you are having with Wi-Fi.

4. Restoring your router to its factory settings

You can also follow this procedure if your device doesn’t recognize your Wi-Fi network. Now press and hold down the small reset button at the back of the router for no less than 10 seconds. By doing this, it will restore your router to its factory settings, which may make it detectable again. Sadly, this will also delete your settings, so you’ll need to re-secure your Wi-Fi and reconfigure your Internet connections settings.

Problem: Slow Wi-Fi netwrok

Slow Wi-Fi can be more annoying than no Wi-Fi at all. Luckily, dull Wi-Fi is usually easy to remedy.

5. Securing your Wi-Fi network with a strong password

Make sure you use a strong password for your wireless router because if anyone can steal your wifi password and connect to it, thus making it slower. This does not only slow down your Wi-FI, but also make your personal data vulnerable to cyber criminals. So the solution here is to change your Wi-Fi normal password to one that’s more complicated to crack. For extra security, turn off the router’s Service Set Identifier (SSID) broadcasting choice. This avoids other people from seeing your network.

6. Updating your router’s firmware

You can also fix slow network by updating the router’s firmware. Check the router manufacturer’s website once in a while to verify if a free update is available.

7. Changing your wireless router’s channel

Sometimes, your wireless router’s channel can slow down your wi-fi network. If your router is located to an overcrowded channel, it can slow down your Wi-Fi connection. Just try changing your router to channels that are less crowded, like 1, 6, or 11, to avoid intrusion with other Wi-Fi networks.

8. Changing your router

If you are still using several years old router or a router that has some damaged part which you are managing. The best solution is to replace it with a new one which of course will be faster.

Problem: Limited Wi-Fi range

Weak signal strength is a common Wi-Fi issue. Try these below to boost your wireless router’s signal.

9. Relocating your router

The location of your Wi-Fi router can greatly affect your network signal strength. A simple fix to get the strongest signal, is to place the router close to the center of your home or place your device close to your router and keep it out in the open. Do not place it in a drawer, or anywhere that may limit the signal transmission. Ensure the router is not less than 10 feet away from devices that may obstruct with it, such as a cordless phone, TV or microwave.

10. Replacing your router’s Wi-Fi antenna

The normal antenna your router came with may not be that strong enough to broadcast a signal all over your home or to go through hard-to-reach areas. The best solution is to replace your router antenna with a high-gain or booster antenna that can expand and boost your router’s signal, and offer the coverage you want. 

We have two types of antennas which are: omnidirectional and directional. Normally, a household router has an omnidirectional antenna, which transmits the signal in all directions. But a directional antenna transmits the signal in just one way. The directional antenna can be useful if you’re facing issues on getting Wi-Fi in a specific area of your household.

11. Using a Wi-Fi extender

Wi-Fi extender also known as a repeater, retransmits your router’s signal and can improve the signal’s range and speed additionally. You can make use of an extender with or without a high-gain antenna.

I hope all the above procedures and tips helps you to solve any problem you are facing with Wi-Fi internet connection.

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