Tips to cure home network functioning
You wake up to the Monday morning blue knowing that there is a whole lot of responsibility on your shoulder. Somehow you get over the weekend moods and switch on the computer to finish the project report that is to be submitted to your boss in the next few hours. The world full of miseries breaks down on your fate when you discover that your computer isn’t supporting any Internet access and neither can you take the printouts of your saved documents through the printer! Oh! What a pity! You try unplugging the router wires and plug those once again, but your efforts just subside bearing no positive result.
Well, one often has to surrender to destiny and accept such harshness of fate. After all, no danger comes with a warning alarm! But there are of course ways to survive such situations. In situations as the above mentioned state of affair, there is generally high probability of your router going out of sync with your network modem, thereby hampering the communication. In that case you need to reboot the router by disconnecting and reconnecting its power cords and then reset the router to its working state. This might be a little time consuming and surely you would not like to repeat the act, every time you face a similar problem.
Hence, the alternative way to get rid of such an issue is to contact your Internet service provider. They will be able to guide you if the settings of your router match with that of the network. They can even check the compatibility of your modem’s make and model with the network.
Often getting rid of firewall software on individual computers and protecting the Internet threats through the in-built firewall of the router might help. Two or more firewalls associated to the same network might work otherwise and cause sudden shut down of the connection. A reputed router manufacturer firmly follows this and suggests to link just one firewall to a single network.
The above-mentioned suggestion is, however, not supported by some other entity. Microsoft is of the opinion that running only on router’s firewall is against the conventional PC security advice. The presence of an additional software firewall prevents the spread of virus within the network.
Hence, it is always better to depend on the service provider’s decisions and instructions to avoid the confusions that might arise if you attempt to cure the problem yourself.