Have you ever had trouble with your Internet?

  1. JakeFrost profile image59
    JakeFrostposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever had trouble with your Internet?

    I haven't been online for two weeks now and not being able to check up on HubPages has been killing me. I'm sitting in a coffee shop now just to check everything! Have you ever had trouble? How did you react?

  2. flashmakeit profile image70
    flashmakeitposted 5 years ago

    I have trouble with redirect which redirects me to everything do not care to look at.  If I have trouble connecting to the internet I just call my internet provider.

  3. eric2112 profile image83
    eric2112posted 5 years ago

    I've had issues in the past with my Internet going out for extended periods of time. After dealing with my service provider for the first few times, I take care of the problem myself if it happens now.

    The first thing I usually check is my router and wireless access point. Cycling the power on these is usually my first step. After they come back up (usually within 2 minutes) I check my Internet again. If there is still no Internet, I reset my cable modem. Since my modem also runs my digital phone service, it has a battery backup in it. To reset it, there is a reset pin-hole button on the back of the modem. Using a paperclip, I hold the reset button for 30 seconds until all of the lights on the modem go out, then release.

    It takes about 5 minutes for the modem to come back up completely.

    Usually after these steps, I have Internet again. If I don't, I call my service provider. At this point, it usually boils down to either an area-wide outage, or a damaged wire.

    Hope this helps!