How do I turn my WIFI back on on my router?

Answered by John Hunt

To turn your WiFi back on on your router, follow these steps:

1. Locate your router: The router is usually a small box with antennas that connects to your modem and allows multiple devices to connect to the internet wirelessly. It’s typically placed in a central location in your home or office.

2. Identify the power source: Find the power cable connected to your router. It is usually a small, cylindrical plug that goes into a power outlet.

3. Unplug the router: Gently pull the power cable out of the power outlet. It’s important to unplug it directly from the power source rather than just turning it off using a power button if your router has one.

4. Wait for 15-20 seconds: Give your router a brief moment to fully power down. This short waiting period allows any temporary glitches or issues to resolve.

5. Plug the router back in: Reinsert the power cable into the power outlet. Ensure it is securely connected. You should hear a click or see a light indicating that the power is flowing.

6. Wait for the router to reboot: Give your router a minute or two to fully boot up. During this time, it is normal for the lights on the router to blink or flash as it establishes a connection.

7. Check the WiFi status: Look for a WiFi symbol or indicator on the front of your router. It typically looks like a series of curved lines or a wireless signal icon. When the WiFi is enabled, this light should be on or blinking.

8. Connect to the WiFi network: On your device, whether it’s a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, go to the WiFi settings. You should see a list of available networks. Look for the network name (SSID) of your router, which is usually labeled on the router itself or mentioned in the documentation provided by your internet service provider (ISP).

9. Enter the password: If your WiFi network is secured, you will need to enter the password to connect. The password is often printed on a label on the router or provided by your ISP. Make sure to enter it correctly and be aware that passwords are case-sensitive.

10. Connect and enjoy: Once you have entered the correct password, your device should connect to the WiFi network. You should now have internet access and be able to browse the web, stream videos, or use any online services.

Remember, restarting your router can sometimes resolve connectivity issues or speed up a slow connection. If you encounter persistent problems with your WiFi, you may need to contact your internet service provider for further assistance.