Daily Archives: September 17, 2007

What to do when ‘the Internet is down’

Yesterday evening, our router started playing up. I couldn’t look into it as I was meeting someone that I hadn’t seen in 14 years (a guy I had done my A-levels/Abitur with). When I woke up this morning, my BF had already done all sorts of things to the router to ‘make it work again’. He hadn’t of course unfortunately managed.

Seeing that I solved the problem quickly and easily as usual, and on my first attempt, here’s how to:

  1. turn off both modem and router (taking out both power leads)
  2. leave both off for 2-3 minutes
  3. turn off your computer (if it’s on)
  4. turn on modem, wait 2-3 minutes
  5. turn on router, wait 2-3 mins
  6. connect router to modem
  7. turn on computer

Problem solved! It really is that easy, and it nearly always works. I feel like the guys from the IT-crowd now (‘have you tried turning it off and on again?’)