Since past thirty years, Linksys has been producing data networking hardware products which are par excellence for home and small business users. These thirty years have marked a benchmark of trust, consistency and customer care. Among many networking hardware products ranges, Linksys produces wired and wireless routers. This category includes ‘Wireless AC Routers’, ‘WRT Routers’, ‘App Enabled Routers’ and ‘Modem Routers.’ These routers have proved their worth by providing you with strong Wi-Fi connection every time you have used them.
In today’s highly intranet dependent lifestyle, you can’t imagine navigating your day without internet. From your child’s school projects to your business-related tasks such as sharing details over the globe, bank transfers, staying abreast with new technological advancements; the internet has made a solid space in basic needs of modern life. Can you imagine a day without your router? Won’t you worry about the various tasks that go on hold? In such a scenario, you turn to simple facts like how does this router works? How can I fix this connectivity problem? Or what is this router actually?! Well, don’t panic we are here to help you and support your router related queries.
So, what is a router? A router is a device that forwards data packets along networks. It usually connects two or three networks- usually LAN- Local Area Network or WAN- Wide Area Network and ISP- Internet Service Provider. A router is basically a gateway device that usually connects these two or three networks. By operating on these two or three sub-networks, the router operates on another layer of a network called ‘Open System Interconnection’ aka- OSI. So any disturbance in the flow of these networks can cause connection disruption. This understanding leads us to the very basic check which we must perform before going into any technical solution which is to check- the hardware, the connections between the hardware, the power supply, the overheating of the router, and any other environmental cause. Therefore make sure that the cables or any other wire connected to the Router and to your computer are properly plugged in because sometimes a simple error such as a loose connection can cause connectivity issues. Also, check the stability of power connection to your device. And lastly, check the strength of signals of your Router. The area coverage of any router’s signals is based on its strength. So make sure you are not too far away from the router and expecting a signal.
If the connectivity problem still persists then you can follow the below mentioned technical case-specific solutions:
1. Power cycle your Linksys Router:
The quickest fix to solve your Linksys Routers (both smart Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi routers) is to power cycle them. Power cycle is done in the following ways:
- Power off your Linksys router.
- Remove the cord from the plug.
- You now need to wait for at least ten seconds before you plug the cord back.
- Now switch on the router and check the connectivity of the internet by opening any website on your PC browser.
If the connectivity problem still persists, don’t worry we have other solutions to back you up with.
2. Is your Linksys Router giving intermittent Wireless connection?
If you are getting an intermittent connection you can follow the following steps to resolve the issue:
- Check if you are using an updated version of firmware on your Linksys router.
- Sometimes frequency interference from other devices disturbs your Linksys to function properly. Therefore, make sure you have reduced the number of such devices around the router.
- Unit size of internet transmission is another factor that leads to the intermittent internet connection. If such is your case, adjust the unit size of internet transmission to the maximum.
- Are you getting a low signal quality from your Linksys router? If this is the case, then you can customize the signal quality as per your needs by checking the settings of your Linksys router.
3. Are you struggling with slow downloads?
This problem usually occurs due to a mismatch between iPv6 and iPv4 feature on your PC. iPv4 is a default setting in your network. It becomes a problem when the data ‘translation’ of iPv4 has to jump to iPv6 compatible form to manage the downloads. This attempt to be compatible with iPv6 taxes the download speed. Therefore one straightforward solution is to disable the iPv6 on your PC. (You can seek technical help from your PC’s operating system.) If the issue still prevails then follow the following ways:
- Try connecting your PC directly to the modem. Now check whether you still get the same speed.
- Compare the internet speed of others computers and electronic devices on the same network.
- Resetting your Linksys router can be a helpful option too. Follow these simple step by step instructions to sort out this issue:
- Unplug the Router from the Modem.
- Connect it to the power socket.
- Locate the reset button on your router, and press and hold it for at least forty seconds. You can do so with any pointed object such as a pen tip.
- As a signal, you will now see your Linksys Router flashing all the lights. This means your router is being reset. Make sure you don’t release the reset button yet! Only after forty seconds should you release it.
- By now the lights on the Router should stabilize. It is a sign of the router being completely reset and ready to use.
- For more technical solutions you can try:
- A firmware upgrade.
- With the help of ISP’s connection, you can realign the router. You can find a step by step guide on our website to perform the above two steps.
Further for other issues such as slow upload, configuring wireless router’s settings, accessing the router’s web- setup page, you can check our official website. You can also reach MyComputerRepair team of experts 24/7 at 1-800-828-6304.