Fix common Wi-Fi problems
“Networking not working? Try our tips for re-establishing contact and getting back online”
Wi-Fi is basically magic, the way it communicates wirelessly and handles much of the setup for you. Anyone who’s tried to set up a network in the days of DOS or Windows 95 will appreciate the ability to simply enter a password and connect. It’s even easier to use than Bluetooth, which although much improved in recent versions, can be finicky about settings.
This means, however, that when it does go wrong, you can be exposed to a mess of settings and protocols that you’ve never seen before, as you played no part in their setup. Part of the problem can be identifying what’s gone wrong, and at which end of the wireless link the fault is.
So if your internet connection is missing in action or your router has turned invisible, we have some suggestions for how you can restore the wireless link and resume your online activities.