Discovering the underlying issue with your Wi-Fi can be a challenge. Many moving parts create a stable, high-quality connection. Enterprises and organizations of all sizes have to deal with lots of traffic, new devices entering and exiting the network area, interference, access point placement considerations, and many other aspects of network management that could be the cause of Wi-Fi issues.
Sometimes the problem is as simple as your router needing an update, replacement, or reconfiguration. Here are four signs that the problem with your Wi-Fi is actually your router.
Is your Wi-Fi working in some areas and rooms and not others? This could be caused solely by your router, and it might be due to the following reasons:
A big problem many companies face is slow internet when trying to do things like upload, download, or conduct video calls. Your router could cause these slowdowns. Try the following to address the problem:
If your laptop or smartphone can’t connect to the Wi-Fi, your router could be malfunctioning. To figure this out, try plugging a computer into the router directly via an ethernet cord. If you can connect to the internet that way, it means something’s wrong with the way the router is broadcasting Wi-Fi. Try resetting the router. If that doesn’t solve the issue, your router could need a replacement.
If you’ve been having issues with your Wi-Fi and your router is intermittent or unresponsive, check that all the cables are plugged in correctly and try resetting the router. If you still get nothing, it may be time for a replacement.
Similarly, if the indicator lights on the router aren’t continuing to blink normally, this could also be a sign that something’s wrong with the device itself.
Always try to reset your router, as many problems can be solved with a simple reconfiguration. However, remember that these devices need to be replaced after a few years, just like any piece of equipment you use to run and manage your network.
If you’re having a lot of issues with your enterprise Wi-Fi, you need a solution that monitors the network 24/7 and provides essential data that helps you better configure and manage your settings.
At 7SIGNAL, we provide continuous wireless network monitoring so that you experience little to no downtime. The underlying issue of any problem can be immediately discovered and addressed, before the end-user experiences a slowdown or drop in service.
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