AT&T Internet provides you the best and High-Speed Internet to change your home entertainment experience. AT&T Internet, which was previously known as U-verse TV, enables you to stay connected and offers the fastest downstream speeds.
However, due to some problems with the Internet connection, viewer sometimes are not able to surf the web properly, unable to stream their favorite TV shows and 4K movies, share their files, play online games or use the Internet on different devices at a single time.
In this article, we will tell you about the procedure to troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues in a simple way.
Check the wired connections
The wired connections may vary on the basis of your equipment. Therefore:
- Check the electrical connection of the Wi-Fi gateway. Note: it is not a surge protector.
- Ensure that the power is ON.
- Verify that all the wired connections between the Wi-Fi gateway and your desktop computer are secure.
- If you use traditional telephone service or any phone equipment is plugged into the telephone jack, you require a filter to receive the signal of the AT&T broadband. You will need the additional filters depending on how many devices you own.
- Ensure the installation of a single-port filter on all jacks with the phone devices and listen to the dial tone and make sure that the filter works.
- Also, ensure that the jack where you have installed the gateway or modem has a dual-port filter. And, the gateway or modem is plugged into the HPNA/DSL side of the filter.
Check the Gateway Location
This is to avoid the weak Wi-Fi signal:
- Always place the gateway at the center place in your home.
- Keep other appliances away from the gateway that sends wireless signals like cordless phones or microwaves.
- Do not place the gateway directly against a cabinet or a wall.
Check the Gateway Lights
- At first, confirm the Broadband, Service and Power lights on your gateway are solid green. In case, they are not green, your gateway might have a problem or you are unable to get a signal.
- Unplug the power cord to power cycle your gateway or modem. After this, wait for 2 minutes and plug it back in.
Take a note: If your device has an internal battery backup, you will need to remove them and attempt a complete reboot.
- If your connection and gateway are all good, you have to check your device or computer.
- Restart your device or the computer.
- Verify the correct settings of the Wi-Fi and ensure that you have turned ON the wireless adapter on your device.
- Try to reduce the active devices that are connected at the same time to your home network. Also, power down all the equipment that are Wi-Fi enabled such as gaming systems.
- Close unwanted or spare browser, programs or apps.
- Free up the temporary web content storage by clearing your cache and Internet browser cookies.
- Check the connection settings of your browser to ensure that there are no filters or proxies interfere the ability to check mail or browse the web.
- To determine what caused the interference with the Internet connection, disable your firewall temporarily. After you are done with the testing, turn it back on. Also, make sure to run only one firewall at a single time.
- Malicious software depletes the system resources on your computer, therefore, run anti-spyware and anti-virus software. In case you do not have any anti-spyware or antivirus installed on your system, have a look at AT&T Internet Security Suite – powered by McAfee.
If you have any query regarding the AT&T Internet troubleshoot, you can simply dial our toll-free number and grab an instant help from the AT&T professionals.