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The Internet is a great tool for learning, and communicating. It is a massive web stretching the world over, but sometimes it doesn’t even seem to stretch to your house or business.

Being disconnected from the web is frustrating. Here are a few reasons why your computer may not be connecting to the Internet.

Easy problems

There are many reasons why a device won’t connect to the web. Some of them are very complicated and some are simple no-brainer mistakes. One hang-up to check first is the existence of Internet.

Just because there is a wireless network or an Ethernet cord nearby, doesn’t mean there is Internet. Check with the owner/system administrator to see if Internet access is available.

Usually, if you are wirelessly connected to a network without Internet, your machine will show an exclamation point over the wireless connection icon to indicate there is no web access. Sometimes the web searching device is out of range, and just a few feet of movement can fix it.

The second easiest thing to check is the Wi-Fi status of your computer. Some computers have an external switch that controls whether their Wi-Fi is on or not. To get wireless Internet, that switch should be in the “on” position and the indicator light should be on.

If there isn’t an indicator light, your wireless hardware may be broken. Other computers just have an icon at the top or bottom of the screen that can be switched on or off.

Another simple problem to check is your browser. Be sure that your browser is not in “Offline Mode.” Keeping your computer protected is a good thing, but there’s a chance the firewall that protects it may prevent any connections between your machine and the Internet. Make sure that your firewall isn’t blocking all incoming connections.

Medium problems

Sometimes a Wi-Fi fix is a bit of a catch 22. When other devices will connect to Wi-Fi but your device won’t, it may be a problem only fixed by using a different connection. Often times, there will be miscommunication between parts of your software, and some of them need to be updated.

Updating requires the Internet; so if possible, you need to find a temporary Ethernet connection. Open your “Network Connections” and right-click the network you want to join and select “Properties.” Choose the advanced tab, look for the option “Wireless Card,” and update it. When it has updated, disconnect from the Ethernet connection and try the Wi-Fi instead.

There is a similar problem where you might have unknowingly uninstalled a wireless driver, which also requires Internet to reinstall. To reinstall a Wi-Fi driver you’ll need to open your “Device Manager.” Under “Action,” click “Scan for Hardware Changes.” Your computer should be able to reinstall the proper driver for your network adapter.

Hard problems

There are certain difficulties you may not be able to fix personally. Some of them may be the doing of the network administrator. Sometimes a problem arises when the Wi-Fi configuration changes.

Wi-Fi networks can have security encryptions like WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). Your device has to have matching security keys. If someone has changed the passkey, or the way you sign in, it may make it impossible for you to access the Wi-Fi.

Colleges usually require a student username and password to access the Wi-Fi. Other similar networks require you to sign-in or agree to a “terms of use” contract in an automatically generated browser window.

Another thing you may not have control over is the performance of the modem or router. Sometimes there are glitches that are caused by physical failure or extreme web traffic. Some ISPs only allow a certain amount of access at any point in time. Exceeding that amount usually means slow access or no access for anyone.

Some web connection problems are unpleasant to solve or can’t be resolved. These usually relate to the blocking of your device individually. It is not uncommon for an ISP to block a customer’s web access because of a failure to pay or a violation of their contract.

Sometimes a network administrator will block your IP address for accessing explicit content, illegal content or exceeding the allowed bandwidth. Fixing these problems involve phone calls and explanations.

There are many reasons that might keep your computer disconnected from the Internet. One of these may be it. If you can’t resolve the problem with some of the tips here take it to a computer repair CT business. They should be able to solve your problem.

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