Normally, people experience many problems associated with the functioning of the router in a small office or a home network. There will either be errors in the configuration or malfunctioning of the router. Though it seems to be a tough task to diagnose, fixing router issues is not too tough and can be easily configured.
How to Fix Most Common Router Problems:
Here are the some useful tips for fixing common router problems.
No internet connection or lack of connection to the internet through Wi-Fi.
Solution: Use a network cable to connect to the device. If you are able to connect, it might not be a problem due to improper Wi-Fi configuration, but may be because of Wi-Fi transmission. So, try to restart the modem and the device. In case you fail to fix the problem, verify the transmission limits of the device like frequency, DHCP, power transmission networks etc. Also, check your device’s Wi-Fi network settings to ensure it is configured properly.
Sometimes Internet doesn’t work or Wi-Fi is slow.
Solution: Check the problems within the router device. The performance of Wi-Fi depends on the distance between your PC and your router. Most of the routers have inadequate range and few materials used for construction severely worsen Wi-Fi signal.
No internet connection on the PC connected to the router via cable network.
Solution: See if the lights are blinking on the respective network port where the computer is plugged. If not, it might be a problem related to router port or network cable. Try to switch the network cable. If the network cable seems to be working fine, access through your router management software with http://192.168.1.1/ or http: //192.168.0.1 addresses and try if you can access it. In case you cannot, switch the physical port as there are probabilities of ports getting damaged and you may have to change the port.
Router does not allot an IP address to the computer.
Solution: Check the variety of DHCP assignments of the router and also verify its rank of operation where the list of IP is allotted within your setup. Confirm that those are free IP addresses within a pre-set range. In case it is not, enlarge the range and start your router again; the problem will be solved.
Keeping your router safe and secured is a difficult task. Though your router connection is secured, the password cracking is very easy and your router can be used by hackers.
Solution: The apt solution to evade such a problem is to alter the default password. Also, frequently check out the screens that are usually labelled as ‘attached device’ and show who is connected and from which IP address.
Being in access with wireless broadband has become a necessity in our daily life today. It can be a network in home, an office, small business or a large venture. The market is flourishing with innovative routers in unique designs and supreme functions. But still, they come with certain problems and therefore it is necessary to know how to fix the common issues. Hopefully, this article must have given you few tips to solve those problems.