Last Updated on January 10, 2020
Dealing with tech problems can be an enormous headache. But let’s face it… it is inevitable. Unless you are one of the luckiest people in the world, sooner or later you are going to face some kind of technical problems that will force you to spend a lot of your time googling for a fix.
And when it comes to technical issues, wireless internet connection problems are among the most common ones, since the vast majority of tech users usually use this type of connection to surf the web, check emails, get work done, or run their favorite apps and games.
Whether you are facing a wireless network issue on your laptop or smartphone, don’t panic. These are more often than not very easy to fix, as long as you know exactly where to look.
#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.