If you are having problems connecting to your WiFi, we have brought you some options to resolve it.
WiFi networks are part of our daily lives at the moment, in all areas where we operate. Everywhere we go there is a WiFi network and if one has to recognize anything, it is that at the moment they are more stable in general and much easier to handle for the users. However, it is difficult to always escape the problems when connecting with WiFi, so we will teach you some solutions.
Many sites usually offer dozens of options for resolving issues, but more than half of them do not indicate a real solution. Here we are going to give you the key steps that you need to take to fix the issue with your wireless connection.
Troubleshoot problems connecting to your WiFi
Restart the computer and the router
If you try to connect to WiFi repeatedly and fail, the first step, while it seems obvious and to some silly, is to restart the devices. Restarting is the first step, as it refreshes the operation of all services. So you can also determine the cause of the connection failure and get it working again.
Restarting the computer and the router will always be valid solutions as a first step in fixing the problem.
Try the Windows troubleshooter
If after restarting the problem persists, we move on to the second step of this process, occupy the Windows network troubleshooter. This is an option available from older versions of Windows that performs a series of tasks. These include examining the configuration, disabling and enabling the network card, and other factors that affect the connection.
In this step, you usually troubleshoot network connection issues.
To run it, right click on the WiFi icon in the taskbar and two options will appear, the first is the Troubleshooter. Click on it and follow the instructions.
Temporarily disable your antivirus
It is not surprising that sometimes anti-virus programs block the Internet connection. This can happen in some antivirus solutions with a fairly high monitoring threshold, so when detecting minimum foreign traffic, it resorts to the firewall.
In this sense, if you have entered a suspicious website, try to disable the antivirus and check if you can connect to WiFi, receive an IP address and browse.
Activate and deactivate the network card manually
In the second step, we mentioned that the Windows troubleshooter takes care of restarting the network card. However, to do it manually is a step that we must do in order not to leave any scraps in the possibilities of solution. With this process, we will turn the WiFi card off and on again in order to refresh its operation.
To do this, press the Windows + R key combination and then type NCPA.CPL then press Enter. This will open the Network Connections window where you will need to right click on WiFi and then select “Disable”.
When the icon turns gray, repeat the process, but clicking on “Activate”.
In the event that the problem persists after performing all these steps, it will then be necessary to check with your ISP if there is a fault on their side. On the other hand, we cannot exclude that there are some problems in the router or even in your network card. However, the latter can be easily dismissed by trying to connect to another WiFi network.