Sometimes, your home network can give you a lot of trouble if it isn’t working properly. You get disconnected from internet access and we all know how annoying that can be. But due to the large number of possibilities, it’s hard to tell which reason could be behind the continuous disconnections.
You could always troubleshoot the problem from your device but since there are numerous issues that could be external as well, it isn’t always a sure way to fix you connection. Firstly, check whether the issue is only on one device or all of them, which may help reduce the number of problems you’ll have to go through.
Firstly, check the source which is the modem. If it’s giving issues keeping a stable connection, you might want to power cycle it. Remove the power plug for at least ten seconds and then plug it back in. It’ll take a while for the modem to restart. Wait for the internet indicator to light up and then reconnect your device or computer.
Similarly, you can do the same with your router if the problem still persists. Unplug the power cord and wait for ten seconds. Then plug it back in and wait for the indicators to light up and stop blinking. Blinking lights usually means that the router is still rebooting. Check the internet connection on your device once done.
If the issue still persists and is only on your computer, then you may be facing issues with your network adapter or driver. You can either manually update your network adapter by going to the manufacturer’s website or you if you don’t have the time, you can download a third party app such as Driver Easy to automatically scan and download any new drivers that you may need. Make sure you download drivers that are compatible with your operating system and are most recently available.
After you’ve updated all drivers, reboot your computer and see if the network is now more stable. If the issue still persists, try to reset the WiFi AutoConfig Service. Open Run and enter in “services.msc”. Scroll down and look for WLAN AutoConfig and double click it. From here, change the Startup type to automatic. Click apply and save the settings. Reboot your computer just to make sure and then check whether the internet connection is now stable or not.
Make sure to check whether the connection issue is only on your computer or all devices. If it’s every device then you may want to call your ISP and confirm to see whether it’s a problem from their end. Also make sure that your wires are all connected and secured, sometimes they get worn out over time and need to be changed.
Similarly, old back dated hardware tend to give more issues since they aren’t compatible with newer devices. Also update the router’s firmware to make sure it isn’t an issue because of an outdated older version which may have bugs.