How To Fix a Wireless Router that Can't Connect

Wireless routers experience bugs for all sorts of reasons. If yours is having trouble connecting to a certain network — like, for example, — this tutorial may be able to help.

Fix Wireless Router Connecting Error

First try to reset your WiFi router by pressing the Reset button for a couple of seconds. When all of the LED indicators blink, release the button and the router will restart.

Try to connect to the network again. If you can't connect using,, or, open a terminal and run the following command:

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

You may also need to reset your browser. To do this, go to your browser settings and locate the reset option.

Repairing your connections may also help. Right-click the network connection icon on the taskbar, and click Diagnose and Repair.

You should now be able to connect to your chosen network with your wireless router.

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Published by jak58. Latest update on November 22, 2017 at 06:02 PM by owilson.
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