Why Is My Wi-Fi Router Not Working?

Why is my Wi-Fi router not working? This is what people ask frequently when they find a slow internet connection or other annoying issues. A Wi-Fi router is a complicated device with sensitive parts inside. So, facing an issue with it frequently shouldn’t leave you surprised. Sometimes, the issues are easily detectable while the other times all efforts go in vain. Acknowledging the things that are causing a trouble in its functionalities are the first things to do when you experience internet connectivity issues.

Usually, Wi-Fi is provided by the broadband service provider with the internet package. It comes in various types of models with all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors. But, the issues faced by every model type are mostly common. All you need is to read the below-discussed problems that are known to create issues with Wi-Fi functionalities. Take a close look below:

1. Wi-Fi is working extremely slow:

Many people complain about their Wi-Fi, which is working slower than usual. Their internet speed slows down to very low. The problem arises due to hindrance in receiving internet signals. Sometimes, it is the neighbor’s Wi-Fi, which interrupts with your device signals. Such problems are likely to happen during peak hours. Your neighbors might be using the same channel range as everyone likes to access the internet at a high speed. To fix it, you should attempt to lower your channel range for some time. Alternatively, you can skip using the internet during the busy hours.

2. Connectivity issues while playing games:

This is a frequent problem that is faced by people who have game-addicted kids at home. Since online games attract many youngsters, they start spending most of their time on playing them. This produces congestion on the internet network and as a result the internet speed slows down. However, there is nothing to worry and the trouble can be easily fixed by using a separate router, particularly built to play games. It will help overcome difficulties while accessing the internet.

3. Router gets overheated:

It’s a mere fact that most of the people miserably fail to take care of the router. In fact, the people don’t even pay attention to it until it starts giving problems. Always remember to shut down your router several times in a day to avoid overheating. The overheating shortens the life of a router and lays a foundation to the technical problems in its functionality. Make sure you don’t use it for a long time.


From here, you might have got enough reasons and solutions for why is your Wi-Fi router not working. It is a sophisticated device and there are numerous things that could go wrong with it. But, the troubleshooting process could be a lot easier if you stick to this guide. The issues discussed here are the ones that are pretty frequent cause of the connectivity problems in the Wi-Fi. Apart from these, also check for any broken or damaged Ethernet cable of the router. Replace it if it is not in good condition. Sometimes, a simple reboot fixes the router issues, just try your hands on it and see if you are lucky.

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane is senior ICT professional who talks about #it, #cloud, #servers, #software, and #innovation. Rabins is also the first initiator of Digital Nepal. Facebook: rabinsxp Instagram: rabinsxp

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