If there’s someone on the planet who hasn’t had trouble with their Internet connection at one time or the other I don’t know who it is. So, if you’re having trouble with your network connection, here are some simple tricks to find out what’s what with your Internet and maybe even fix it.
First things first, if your Internet connection is as dead as a doornail, check your network cabling. It may seem dumb, but I can’t begin to count the number of times what appeared to be a major network problem just turned out to be an unplugged network connection.
This isn’t just for people who are using Cat-5 cable to hook your their networks. If your Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) or cable or DSL modem have had their power cords unplugged you’re not going to connect with anything. My all time favorite failure of this sort was when a friend called with a dead network connection and it turned out the problem was he’d unplugged the AP while vacuuming and he forget to plug it back in. You should always look for the simple answers first.