The 5 Common Causes of Internet Issues and How to Fix Them
Internet issues are one of the most frustrating issues we come across in our daily lives. People nowadays are so dependent on the internet for both work and leisure that we hear a chorus of similar complaints about Wi-Fi from everyone who was connected when it goes down. As this is such a frustrating thing to happen google created an offline game for people to play whilst they wait for the issue to be fixed to keep them calm and let them have fun for a few minutes whilst they wait rather than just staring at a screen. There are many causes of internet issues, we’ve found the 5 most common and we hope this shows you how to solve a no internet or no wifi problem when it occurs in your home.
Having a slow connection is probably the most common internet issue and is also one of the most frustrating, one second you’re using the internet fine and the next web pages aren’t loading as quickly and images are failing to load at all, and you have no idea what happened in the last 30 seconds to make the change. This is due to a slow connection, maybe you’re too far from the wireless router or someone else on the same wifi is using lots of data. You can download software that will inform you if your connection has slowed and to fix it you can make sure no one else is using your wifi.
Another common wifi issue is that sometimes your device can say that you’re connected to the internet and that it’s available but when you try to use anything that requires internet for example for a google search it says that there is no internet. There are many reasons why this can happen but the best way to fix this is by turning your router off for 15 seconds then turning it back on. This reset usually fixes any issues like this.
This may sound similar to slow connections but it has a different cause and therefore a different solution. If it isn’t just the internet that is slow but everything is sluggish then this means the problem extends beyond your internet connection, it is your entire device that is having issues. If this is the case then fixing your PC quickly is important as it is likely caused by malware, luckily this is easy to fix. All you need to do is download trusty protection software and let it fight any malware for you.
Pop-ups are extremely annoying but very common on many websites. If a website overloads your system with pop-ups then your internet may not be able to keep up and this can cause slow connection problems. This can also be the cause of issues due to malware as many pop-ups can spread viruses to your laptop to either track what you do or to drain the performance of your computer. If you avoid pop-ups you can prevent any potential issues, the easiest way to do this is to simply install a pop-up blocked on your device.
DNS Resolution Errors
These issues mainly occur when you have a new router. An IP address is required to connect to the internet so when you see a DNS error this is usually a fault with the IP address. To fix this issue you’ll have to configure a new IP address which you can do in the internet control panel.