How to Fix Common Connectivity Issues

By udm - February 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized

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How to Fix Everyday Wi-Fi Issues

You finally got into the groove of a project at work, when your Wi-Fi abruptly slows you and your flow down. This occurrence is not only annoying, but it can become costly.

While internet speed and Wi-Fi have both improved tremendously in recent years, Wi-Fi still experiences connectivity issues at times. Hang out at your local bookstore or Starbucks, and you will experience poor connectivity at some point.

Here are some typical issues people endure in and outside of work and how to solve them fast.

Painfully Slow Connection

Despite broadband speeds reaching all-time highs throughout the world, networks sometimes get overwhelmed like people do; moreover, some networks completely crash. (like many of us after a long work week). But don’t worry! If your internet connection is still working but it’s working slower than usual, there is a solution and it can be fixed.

The most common problem with Wi-Fi connectivity and slower speeds happens when the system is far away from the router. The further you are from your router, the more choppy your connection becomes.

Move a little closer to the router and see if it fixes the issue entirely. If the issue persists, try placing your router in a higher position away from other systems and devices. Other devices sometimes interfere with a router’s connectivity. However, if both those suggestions do not work, consider buying a second router and powerline network adapters, which will help expand your router network.

Replace Router

Also, it may be time to replace your router with a new one. SBS of Bakersfield’s knowledgeable staff is here to consult you on which router will work best for your size commercial space or residential space and your connectivity needs.

Bandwith

Another cause for slow internet connection is lacking bandwidth. If there are multiple people using their computers, phones, televisions and more, your internet gets spread thin. Therefore, disconnect all devices that aren’t being actively used. However, if many people are using your internet at home, you can try connecting one or two of the devices directly to your router using a Cat-5 ethernet cable. This cable will free up some wireless bandwidth.

Protect Connectivity

No one likes a moocher. Always check if someone nearby is using your internet. To prevent freeloaders, setup network security and only give out the Wi-Fi password to those you trust.

Interference is a real issue that many people experience. A lot of users set up their Wi-Fi and do not bother to mess with the settings. As a result, many leave their network unprotected or default wireless frequency channels get crowded fast. However, newer routers are made to automatically select the least impacted frequencies when they reboot. We suggest you perform a power cycle with your router device, or log-in to the admin panel and choose a different channel altogether.

 

No Internet? No Problem

Sometimes, even after performing all the tricks you know, connectivity just stops working without a solution in sight. It happens. Pull the plug. Disconnect the modem and router. Wait thirty seconds. Restore power to both devices. But your devices STILL stall or do not function at all.

At SBS of Bakersfield, we don’t want you to get delayed. That’s why we consult with IT support for you during your installation. Also, if you have problems with document storage, printing or scanning, we have got your back.

Whether you are experiencing corruption, hardware failure, or your machine has a virus, we’ve seen it all. It’s okay to have questions about how your machine connects to your network. And that’s why we’ll answer all of your questions. Contact us for a free consultation at (661) 397-2100

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