How To Troubleshoot Internet Connection Related IssuesInternet is the heart of computing nowadays. Without Internet, we cannot imagine our lives nowadays. In fact, most of the work nowadays is done on internet. Offices rely working online to get their businesses growing. Without Internet, various business sectors, especially IT services and E-commerce will go dump. We usually spend most of our time online to fulfill our basic need of social interaction, shopping and various information related searches. Without internet, this all can go blank, and people will get stuck in the old times.

A good online experience demands a good internet connection and support. There are various issues that can creep up with software or hardware components that can ruin our internet experiences. For making our internet experience smooth and continuing, we need to have proper diagnosis and troubleshooting experience. We are laying down here some of the basic and most important Internet troubleshooting tips:

For wireless Internet connections:

  • If the connection is through a wireless network adapter, then ensure Wireless Adapter Is Turned On.
  • Make sure that the wireless adapter is not disabled. Go to - Start - Control Panel. In the Category View click the Network and Internet Connections icon.
  • To make sure that the Windows configures wireless network settings, go to the - Networks Connections screen - right click on the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Properties and check.
  • Just ensure after the above steps that you are connecting to the right network. For this, use Wireless Auto Configuration to configure wireless network settings. Right click on the Wireless Connection icon in the Notification Area and then select the wireless connection you want to connect to from the list and then click on the Connect button.

For a Dial-Up Internet connection:

  • Go to Tools - Internet Options. Then select the Connections tab. Check that the dial-up connection is the corrected one. Select the dial-up connection entry and click Settings.
  • Then click the network icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen which displays the connection list. Right-click the entry for the dial-up connection and select Properties. Else click Start - Control Panel - View Network Status and then - Tasks (under Network and Internet), then click on - Change Adapter Settings, and then right-click the entry for your dial-up connection and select Properties.
  • Check the Authentication settings on the Security tab. Set this to “Allow These Protocols”.

For Cable or DSL Modem Internet connection:

  • Open CMD (Command Prompt window), then type ipconfig /all and press Enter. Make sure that the IP address and DNS information for the network card that connects to high-speed modem is accurate.
  • Make sure that the ISP is correct and the computer-to-modem connection is configured correctly.
  • Use the Connection icon to connect to the ISP by clicking the network icon in the taskbar. Select the name of the connection for your Internet service, and click Connect.
  • After the completion of the logon process the “ipconfig /all” will show a dial-up connection with a different IP address. This is the public Internet address for the duration of the connection.
  • For sharing on home or office LAN using two network cards in the computer, enable the sharing on the correct connection.

These are some of the basic tips for diagnosis and Internet troubleshooting related issues concerning with various connection modes. Apart from these there might be some other basic problems like hardware configuration and hardware products defect. Sometimes, the server side also contains some connection issues and problems that lead to no Internet connection.