Internet users love Netgear wireless routers for the amazing performance and terrific wireless speed. But at times, there can be wireless or internet issues due to various reasons. These include changes made recently to device or computer settings, outdated drivers, connection problems and more. With the following tips, you can fix and scan connection problems by yourself without opting for Netgear technical support.
Deactivate the devices
Turn off every device, first your computer, then the router and lastly the modem. Wait for around 20 to 30 seconds. Then you have to turn back the devices in the same order. Connect to the web and find out whether or not the issue has been solved. It is the widest and most basic technique to resolve common issues with connection, as it helps remove existing settings and restart the connection again. In case this fails to resolve the issue, use the following method.
Update your router driver
Use the Netgear router login IP address to visit the official Netgear website and update your router drivers. Check whether there are any driver updates available for download. Download and set up any drivers you can find. Reboot all your devices, if prompted. Also run the Windows Update and download as well as set up all the newest updates. When prompted, restart your computer. Also upgrade the firmware of your router.
Check the connection
Check whether or not you have a wired connection. Connect the Ethernet cable to your router and computer to convert your wireless PC to a wired PC. In case of a wired connection, any of the steps given here can be followed. You should also ensure that the network cable is not damaged or broken, and contact your ISP if even this fails to resolve connection drop problems.
Log into the router interface
Use a wired connection and log into the interface of the router to review the settings. You can d this by opening your web browser and type the Netgear router login IP address 192.168.2.1 into the URL bar. Press the Enter key. Once you are there, enter the login information and press Enter. Review your login settings and modify them if you need. For instance, change or assign SSD, access point, WPA, security key WEP, mode, channel numbers etc.
Restore your computer
If you have made some changes recently to your PC, you can undo them by opting for system restore to a better time. This should fix the problems due to the changes.