An Internet connection can suddenly drop out due to a bad connection between the external modem and the Internet service provider. The Internet protocol, or IP, settings or network configuration may need to be updated. Turning the external modem off and disconnecting the cable that connects the computer to the modem, then turning the modem back on and reconnecting the cable may update the settings and resolve the problem while a computer with an internal modem will require that the entire computer be restarted to reset the modem.Continue Reading
Cable Internet service users may experience a degraded signal coming into the cable modem, resulting in the lights on their modem slowly petering out. A possible fix is to replace the splitters, either manually or by requesting that the cable company do it.
Network connectivity problems may be due to weak cable connections. External modem users must make sure the cable that connects the model to the wall, usually to a telephone jack, is firmly attached. Moreover, they must make sure the cable that connects the computer to the model is also firmly attached. The network cable is usually a really chunky cable. The problem may also lie with the router; the configuration settings may need to be updated, for example.Learn more about Internet & Networking
Create an active wireless Internet connection at home using a broadband Internet connection, a modem, a wireless router and wireless devices to connect to the network. Broadband providers typically transmit broadband to the home via fiber optic cable, data subscriber lines or coaxial cable.Full Answer >
The Internet is a broad public network that anyone can access through an Internet service provider while in contrast, an intranet is a private network maintained by an organization for the use of its own employees, members or others who are explicitly permitted access.The primary difference between the Internet and an intranet has to do with accessibility.Full Answer >
Internet bandwidth can only be changed by paying for more bandwidth to an Internet service provider. A common misconception of bandwidth is that it equals speed. While extremely slow Internet can see a speed boost if bandwidth is increased, moderate Internet speeds can see little to no increase.Full Answer >
There are a number of reasons why a computer might kick its user off the Internet, including issues with the modem's programming or connection to the main Internet server. Other possible reasons are a faulty modem or modem cable or a computer virus interfering with the connection. Several diagnostic tools are available to help determine the nature of the problem and solve it, according to Computer Hope.Full Answer >