There could be many reasons why computer won’t connect to internet. This article will educate the possible causes of this particular issue. The causes could be related to the system itself, the modem or the router, the service provider, network problems and many more. Let me brief you one by one:
Service Provider’s Issues
If you have a reliable service provider then it’s a rare issue. Check the modem lights, if the ‘Internet’ or ‘LAN’ lights are off then this is definitely a problem from the service provider’s side. Unplug the modem or detach the cables for 10-15 seconds and then switch them back and check. It works sometimes.
Proxy Settings - Possibly your proxy settings co
uld have been changed or typed incorrectly. If you have enabled proxy settings for safe search, then you must have correct IP address entered in your browser settings otherwise your computer won’t connect to Internet
Virus or Malware – Viruses, Trojans, and malwares, corrupt the browser and Internet settings, eventually hampering the connection of the browser with Internet. Re-install the browser plus the Network drivers, which may solve the problem.
IP Conflicts - Every system has its own IP, but if two or more computers start using a single IP which slows down the connection or stops it completely. There’s an option to refresh IP or you can use ‘Repair’ option for this problem.
Gateway and IP match - Make sure the IP address and the Gateway are matching. If they are not matching once again you computer won’t connect to Internet.
Router or Modem Issues
Overheating – Sometimes due to heavy traffic and overload, the device may over stress and get heated which generally reduces its efficiency. Some routers don’t have a well equipped cooling system therefore they get overheated quickly. Switch off the modem or the router for 15-20 seconds and then plug it on, this refreshes the device, but if this problems continues frequently then it’s time to buy a new device.
Distance of Router/Modem – This is an issue many users are unaware of. Make sure your router is in the range of signals coming to you. Place it somewhere on top and check where you get the best signal. In case of Broadband or cable backed network, make sure that the length of the cable is as long as required. The shorter the better it is.
Make sure you have the optimum system requirements and hardware to get the best Internet facility. There are some Internet providers who offer help through phone line as well as online. Tell them why your computer wont connect to internet, and they will surely help you out or probably send a technician at your place to fix things.