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What’s the point in having a smartphone, if you’re using it only for making calls or for taking pictures? Nowadays, smartphones are computers in miniature and they serve for many purposes. You can play rich graphics games or surf the internet, but for that you’ll need to connect to the internet. If you don’t have an unlimited mobile data, then you’ll need to connect to a wireless network. There are situations when you’re dealing with WiFi problems and if you don’t know how to solve these issues, maybe this article will help you.

When Your Phone Doesn’t See The Network

If you don’t know, there are smartphones with Wi-Fi versions 802.11b/g which are using the 2.4GHz frequency band, while the versions 802.11n (some) and 802.11ac are using the 5GHz frequency band. This means that your device won’t see a 802.11ac network if it has a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi chip using version 802.11a/b/g.

If the network is visible and your router’s SSID isn’t being broadcast, then you’ll need to enter the correct details and the wireless network station name under Add Network and in addition, you need to specify the type of security your network is set to.

When The Network Keeps Disconnecting

It’s very frustrating when you’re trying to download a file and the connection is interrupted. This means that you’re either losing signal because there are obstacles between the router and your device, or maybe the problem is with your rooter and the best solution is to reboot it, if this doesn’t work, maybe the problem is with your phone, so check if WiFi gets disabled when the device goes to sleep.

If The Connection Is Too Slow

If you’re in a pub, bus or in any other place with a free WiFi network and you’re sharing it with a lot of people, you’ll see that the connection is very slow. We advise you to stay as close as you can to the router, so you’ll get a strong WiFi signal.

If you’re at your place and it’s taking forever for a website to load while you’re connected to your private network, make sure that your router isn’t placed around metal objects or any other solid objects obstructing the signal.

Also, set a password for your network, because otherwise your neighbors will connect to it and will become leaches.

Another cause for a slow connection could be your ISP’s DNS servers.