#1 – Enable Wi-Fi on your device
This might sound obvious, but you would be surprised by the number of people that accidentally disable the Wi-Fi connection on their device and then spend hours trying to troubleshoot the problem.
This happens more frequently in laptops because they usually have a physical switch or a key combination (FN + F12 in some laptop models) to swiftly enable/disable the Wi-Fi that can be easily flipped or pressed (as you try to enable other function) by accident.
It is also possible to enable/disable the Wi-Fi through the system’s software, so that is the first thing you should check as soon as you come across a wireless issue.
If you are using a computer with Windows there is two things you can do: the first is to click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar to make sure it is enabled, and the second is to go through the “power options” settings within the system’s control panel and check if the wireless adapter is on “power saving” mode because this setting may often affect your wireless connection, so try to set it to “maximum performance” to see if it solves the issue.
If you are having problems with your smartphone, open the system settings and once you find the Wi-Fi option make sure it is enabled.