Finally back at home after a long day at work, ready to watch your favorite show or sports match, and then, from out of nowhere a “No internet access,” “No internet connection” or “Limited access” message salutes you from your computer. You are not alone. It has happened, happens and will happen to everyone. Mostly, this issue gets resolved by itself, in just a few minutes, however, sometimes you will have to take things in your own hands. There are many reasons why you may experience the no internet access issue, some of them being a computer virus, the router itself, the ISP and many more. Instead of wondering what to do next, read this article carefully, as we share a few proven ways you can try, to resolve issues with internet access.

 
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Change your router’s channel

Maybe your Internet connection is very slow, making you believe that you are not connected to the Internet. In this case. In order to broadcast the internet connection, routers need a certain channel. There are 11 (or maybe more, depends on the router) channels which routers may use. By default, routers are set to automatically choose a channel, but you can manually set the channel you like to use. Now the issues arise when many routers are using the same channel in a smaller area, causing the transmissions to interfere with one another.

 

Now, how to fix the internet connection? The answer is simple – set a channel that is used by a smaller number of routers. Your next question might be: “How do I know which channel is less used?”
Software like WifiInfoView is the answer to your question. Run such software, and after the scan is complete, see which channel is used by a very small number of routers (or no people at all) and set it from your router’s settings.

Access the router’s user interface. Usually typing 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.1 in a web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and entering the router’s username and password (in most instances: admin/admin) will be enough. Having entered the router’s user interface, click on Wireless Security (or similar name), locate the Wireless Settings tab and set the channel. You may also check the Slow internet guide, which shares more information on how to fix slow Internet speed and connection.

 

Ensure that cables are plugged in correctly

Cats, dogs, and other pets are fans of Ethernet cables – they simply love playing with them. Also, maybe you or someone from your family has accidentally cut or disconnected the Ethernet cable by mistake. Maybe this is the reason why you don’t have Internet access or your internet connection keeps dropping. Also, the Ethernet cable might be damaged, which is not always visible to the naked eyes. Even though you consume Internet Wi-Fi, remember that the Ethernet cable still pulls the plug – the one who can pull the Ethernet cable pulls the plug. Ensure that all cables (from the modem to wall, from the modem to router or computer, from router to computer, etc.) are properly plugged in and are not loose, and forget about “computer will not connect to internet” and get used to the stable Internet connection. Also, check the cables for physical damage. Protect the cables additionally, so that they won’t be easy to damage.

 

Scan for viruses

Maybe a virus infiltrated your computer and damaged system files. et speed. They know not of limits, as they can invade every single file and demolish your computer. The best way to get rid of them is to catch them while they are asleep because when they are awake, one would certainly escape. Access Safe Mode (if your computer runs on Windows OS), (re)install your antivirus software and start scanning your computer. Once the scan is completed and if viruses are found, click on the Delete button and they will be gone for good. Bear in mind that antivirus software doesn’t warrant protection against viruses. You need to take additional precautions, like not visiting suspicious websites, not opening every email you receive, and more.

 

Activate the computer’s Wi−Fi (or Ethernet) card

You may not have Internet access because you have accidentally disabled the Wi-Fi card. On most keyboards, there is a dedicated button or a combination of buttons which when pressed will enable or disable the Wi-Fi card. If you cannot connect to the Internet and the router is working fine, it is possible that you have accidentally disabled the wireless card/adapter (Wi-Fi). In order to be able to connect to the Internet, you will just need to turn on the Wi-Fi card again and be more careful in the future. You can enable the Wi-Fi card, just as easily as you can disable it, by pressing the same button(s) again. The same may apply if your computer is connected to the Internet via an Ethernet cable.

 

Change the DNS settings

Wrong DNS settings can be the reason for your computer to be cut off from the Internet. In order to fix no Internet access issues, you will need to change the DNS settings. By default, DNS should be managed by the ISP you are subscribed to, however, you can change them by yourself and use different ones, such as the one of Google, i.e.

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If the solutions above weren’t what you were looking for, you can discover more solutions, on Solutionbay on how to fix no internet connection issues.

 

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