It is not an uncommon thing to be connected to your network -everything looks all right- but there’s no internet connection. It’s a frustrating thing, but it’s a daily thing for most of us. There are a few very basic things you can do to remedy this situation.
Steps to Gaining Internet Access
We will discuss the three steps that will help you get back on the internet. They include:
- Disconnecting the Router
- Firewall Enabling Your Browsers
- Trying a Wired Connection
- 1. Disconnecting the Router
Unplug your router’s power source for about 30 seconds. Unplug the power source and count out 30 seconds and then plug it back in again. After a few minutes your network should now connect to the internet.
- 2. Firewall Enable Your Browsers
Now you have to go into your Firewall settings. Any browser that you use on the internet should be allowed to access the internet. Make sure your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer browsers are firewall enabled; if they are not firewall enabled -to web browse- you will not have an internet connection -with that particular browser.
- 3. Wired Connections
If you connect the old fashion way, make sure your plugs are securely plugged into your Ethernet port; you don’t want any loose or broken plugs.
Did you know wired connections are actually safer for your health? The wireless connections send harmful EMF (electro-magnetic frequencies) radiation throughout your house. This EMF goes through you as well, and can have long term harmful effects. You’re better off wired -that’s a little known fact.
If you have those basic steps down, you should be able to connect. If you still have further problems you might need to get some tech support, or you can bring your computer into Staples and have them look at it.