Are You Connected To The Internet
With technology growing at a rapid speed, we are getting too much dependent on the internet. Since, everything is available online, and to be socially active, we need a smooth running internet connection. Even if your internet connection is down for few minutes, it feels like the end of the world. People who are not so computer savvy sometimes struggle with the connection problems. This blog would help you explain some reasons of no connectivity and would also suggest some quick solutions that you can use to fix the problem.
How to check if you are connected to the internet?
It is important to know the reason, why you can’t connect to the internet? There are various ways through which you can know that you don’t have network connectivity.
- On your desktop, on the right hand side bottom, by looking at the connection icon, you can determine if there is internet connectivity or not
- In case, you are using a wireless connection, a series of bar would tell you that you have internet connectivity. If don’t see it bright, then it is confirmed that you are not connected.
- You can also look into the network connection settings of your PC. Here are some steps below by which you can go to network connections:-
- Go to Control panel
- Click open network settings and right click on the icon, you can double click on the icon
- Click open network settings and sharing centre
- If you see X in the middle of your network and internet, then you are not connected to the internet
- You can use the troubleshooting option and will provide possible reasons of why you are not connected to the internet
Below are some simple things that you can do to check your router and solve connectivity issues:-
Reboot the router – Rebooting it means, turning off the router and turning it back on. Unplug the power cable from power source, wait for 60 seconds and then plug back the cable again and turn the router on again. Once all the lights are steady and green, try connecting to the internet.
Secure all the cables – Even if rebooting the router doesn’t solve the problem, then you can try checking all the cables to see if there aren’t any lose connections. Unplug and replug all the cables again properly on the router and then connect to the internet.
Router Software issue – If there are no problems with the hardware, there could be a possibility that your router software is corrupted. This could happen if you update your operating system or update new software that might conflict with the router drivers.
Reset to factory settings – If software isn’t an issue, then you can restore the router settings to default factory settings. This most of the time solves the problem. But remember that resetting to default settings would mean that you need to enter all the router related information again. So, if you have all the settings with you, then you can perform this step.
ISP Issue – If none of the solutions work for you then, there could be a problem with your internet connection company. Call customer service and check.