You may occasionally encounter a Wi-Fi problem with a certain gadget. It’s most likely just a temporary network issue. Try turning off and then re-enabling your device’s Wi-Fi. If it doesn’t work, try unplugging your router and then plugging it back in 30 seconds later.
If it doesn’t work, or if the problem reoccurs, attempt removing your current network from your device’s list of stored networks and reconnecting again.
If you’re using Windows 10, search for “wifi troubleshooting” and select Identify and Repair Network Issues from the results. This will run through a series of diagnostics, which may result in connectivity being restored.
Wireless Diagnostics is also available on MacOS. While holding down the Option key, select the AirPort (Wi-Fi) icon from the menu bar. Locate Open Wireless Diagnostics and then follow the on-screen directions.
If none of these solutions work, try rebooting the device.
Connection Drops Randomly
Is there any kind of pattern here? Do your connections go down when you use the microwave? It may sound strange, but some routers have difficulty with this, particularly at the 2.5GHz frequency or if you’re using an older microwave with shield issues.
It’s possible that you’re getting interference from other networks or devices. If your neighbors are heavy Wi-Fi users at certain times of the day, this may be slowing you down. Changing the channel on your router may help. NetSpot for Mac and Windows, as well as Wi-Fi Analyzer for Android, can display you every wireless network in the area. If your network overlaps with neighbouring networks, changing the channel in your router settings to a less busy channel can assist.
Incorrect Windows network can also be responsible for slow Wi-Fi and connection drops. Use NetOptimizer to check your settings and apply the optimal values for your hardware and operating system – your Internet will fly once the optimizations are done.
Wi-Fi Network Disappeared
Did your home network disappear from the list of available Wi-Fi all of a sudden? This could happen when your router loses power (check that it’s plugged in) or when your router resets itself.
Do you see an unprotected network named after your router’s make and model? That may be yours. Connect a laptop or desktop to it via an Ethernet connection, then follow our guide to setting up a wireless router to get everything back up and running.
If you don’t see one, connect your laptop to the router via Ethernet and see if you get a connection. For additional information, see our guide to locating your router’s IP address and login credentials. Also, if you don’t have a cable, read our advice on how to select the best Ethernet cable.
If nothing helps, do a factory reset on your router.