December 26, 2011

Surviving Internet Connection Problems

Cable Modem 

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An internet connection that goes bad is a really frustrating event, especially if your lively hood depends on it. Fortunately, most internet connection problems are caused by really simple things – making them equally as simple to fix. Here are a few tips that may help you next time your Internet is giving you grief.

  1. Check all cables and cords. This is one of the most common reasons that people have difficulty with their internet connection, and by far the easiest to fix. Make sure that all the cords are hooked up to the right spot, and check to see if any cables are loose or unplugged.
  2. Turn off your modem and restart your computer. Try unplugging your modem and turning off your computer before you call your current internet service provider in a panic. Sometimes, this is all it takes to fix a connection that is failing. At the very least, it will be the first thing that the service tech will ask you to do anyways!
  3. Look into a new internet service provider. If the cables and the modem are not the root of the issue, you may want to look into switching providers. is a great place to start looking for up to date reviews on the latest technology trends, and will give you a good foundation for finding a service provider that will fit your needs.

The most important thing to remember when you are having problems with your internet connection is to stay calm – you will only needlessly stress yourself out and make the situation worse by immediately going into panic-mode.