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Troubleshooting Home Network Router Problems

Author: Jhanvi Sekhawat
by Jhanvi Sekhawat
Posted: Feb 04, 2021

"My Internet is so sluggish." "I can't stream video from my mobile to my Flat screen." "My tablet did not connect to my router." "I can’t join my online classes." These are just a few of all the many common issues with our home networks and wireless connections that we face almost everyday.

But these issues can also be one of the most problematic one’s, even though your router is one of the most valuable technology devices you own. It is still more difficult to set up a home router and keep it running, and takes more technological expertise than the average user would like. We can, luckily, assist.

A network loss is stressful in our regular life functions, but most connection problems are simple to repair, so you can pretty easily get reconnected. You can regain connectivity on your own by troubleshooting any of these common problems when your Wi-Fi goes down.


Identifying what your router is and how it operates is the very first step. Two main roles are served out by a router.

  • It routes data packets.
  • It acts as a wireless access point where all devices on a home network share the inbound Internet connection.

From time to time, your router would stop working. The bridges between the Internet and the local area network, or LAN, of a home user, are unfortunately the ideal hotbed for a number of problems. Not being able to access the Internet, occasional drops in links, and dead wireless coverage areas are only a small part of the endless plethora of Wi-Fi oddities that arise when routers fail to carry out their duties.

By troubleshooting your wireless network, you have the ability to address several of these issues. Setup Wireless n WiFi Repeater

New Router Won't Connect to the Internet

Issue: You went to the market and bought a new router. You detach the old router, mount the new one, and obey the setup instructions of the maker. You cannot access the internet even though you can see the new wireless network or even connect your computer or smartphone.

Solution: Disconnect the network cable (or cable) and broadband modem power you acquired from your ISP, including the coaxial or DSL link, as well as all wires from the new router. Keep all disconnected and unplugged for at least a few minutes. Then, attach the coaxial cable, DSL to the broadband modem, make sure it is securely in place and wait until the WAN/Internet light is switched on. Then link all wires back to your router and turn the router back on. Make sure the activity light on the Internet connection is on. Performing these steps helps the broadband modem to remove any data it retains from your previous router.

The Router Setup Software Won't Detect the Router

Issue: The CD that arrived with the router should instantly get your device to wirelessly detect the new router, but the notification pops up stating that the device cannot locate the router.

Solution: In reality, with new routers on the market that have automated setup, have this common issue. Attach an Ethernet cable to one of the router's LAN ports from your device. Go to the network settings on your computer. Click the radio button in the TCP/IP v4 windows that opens, then pick "Use the following IP address." Under "IP address" you type an address that matches your router's default IP address. You've got your machine on the same network as the router now.

Slow Internet Speed

Issue: Your wi-fi speed is slow no matter where you sit in your house.

Solution: Try plugging a laptop directly into your modem and using a site to test your connection speed. The issue could be with your internet connection, not your router, if speeds are still low. If that's not the issue, it may be that your gadgets or those of other neighboring networks overload your current wireless channel. In your router settings, consider changing the channel on your router.

No gadget is connecting with the wi-fi

Issue: You are not able to connect even one of your gadgets with your wireless network or router.

Solution: Using an Ethernet cable, directly plug your laptop into the router and see if you can link that way. If that helps, the problem is your Wi-Fi, but if it doesn't, your internet is the issue. Resetting your router will resolve a multitude of problems and one of them is an inability to connect. On the back of the router, push the reset button for 30 seconds with a paper clip, and the router should return to factory settings.

We hope that this guide has helped you overcome your problems with your home network and troubleshoot a few of the most common one’s.
About the Author

I am Jhanvi Sekhawat, Employee in IT Firm as a Executive. I also take Interest writing a Technical blog that's why i am writing these blogs

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