I Reset My Router and Now Can’t Connect to the Internet. Help!
“WiFi routers are one of the greatest devices that is very well-known for providing a steady internet speed to its users to access all over their home. Considering this, I opted for a Netgear WiFi router. But, after a period of use, it started giving me technical issues. So, as per the troubleshooting tips suggested by a number of blogs/ articles on Google, I decided to reset it. Now, the problem is, that I reset my router and now can’t connect to the internet. Please help!”
Does this query seem yours? If yes, then there is nothing to get worried about such a small issue. It can be fixed in an instant. Yes, of course it can! All you have to do is apply the troubleshooting tips we have provided here to get access to the internet again. Let’s get the ball rolling!
I Reset My Router and Now Can’t Connect to the Internet [Fix]
Here are the topmost fixes that can help you troubleshoot the internet-related problem you have faced after reset:
Check the Power Supply
It seems like the electric power supply to your Netgear WiFi router is not sufficient. Well, this can also be one of the causes behind the issue in discussion. So, before giving any other tip a try, why don’t you check the power/ electricity being supplied to your WiFi router?
- The power socket into which you have plugged your WiFi router is in working condition
- The power supply to your router is steady
Verify the Connection
Now, you need to check the connection between your client device (s) and your WiFi router. It is a possibility that your devices are not connected firmly and in a proper way which is why you are getting issues while connecting to the internet after executing the reset process.
Hence, ensure that the cable you have used for connecting the devices doesn’t have cuts on it and is perfectly inserted into the Ethernet port (s) of your WiFi router and client device.
Here “client device (s) we are referring to your PCs, laptops, iPhones, iPad, Windows, or Android devices.
Check the Router-Modem Connection
If you have connected your router to your internet modem, make sure that the network cable/ wire is connected to the WAN/ internet port of your host modem. But, if you have connected them wirelessly, make sure that they (router and modem) are placed at a closer distance.
We hope that the query you have raised – I reset my router and now can’t connect to the internet is fixed after applying the aforementioned fixes. If not, don’t scroll away. Other fixes will surely help you!
Update Router Firmware
Updating the router’s firmware may help you in a most efficient manner to improve the device’s functionality, overall performance, and solves various internet-related issue. On the off chance, your WiFi router doesn’t work despite applying the fixes listed above, updating its firmware can be helpful.
Now, you might be thinking about how the firmware can be updated on the router when you can’t connect to the internet, right? Not to worry! You can use your mobile data to perform the Netgear router firmware update process.
Bear in mind, the firmware update process varies from model to model. Most routers modem receives the firmware updates automatically whereas, some models have the option to check and update manually using the instructions provided on the router firmware update page. You can easily access the routerlogin page and update the firmware.
Configure the Router Properly
After resetting your WiFi router, it seems like you haven’t configured it in a proper manner. So, the – I reset my router and now can’t connect to the internet issue you have faced can be fixed by simply configuring the device (the router) in a proper manner.
Once the router is configured properly and in a successful manner, you will surely have access to your internet connection.
Restart Your WiFi Router
If none of the troubleshooting tips listed above helped you fix the issue, then restarting/ power cycling can help. Sometimes, due to technical glitches, you may not connect to the internet.
Apply the instructions highlighted below in order to restart your WiFi router:
- Turn the router off and disconnect it from your internet modem and other devices.
- Wait for 2-3 minutes.
- Now, you can turn the router on.
- Reconnect it with disconnected devices
See, if you can connect to the internet or not.
We also suggest you power cycle your internet modem in the same way as you have restarted/ power cycled your WiFi router.
The Last Words
Now, we are going to end up this blog post. Anticipating that the I reset my router and now can’t connect to the internet issue is resolved. On the off chance, you are still facing the same problem, then we suggest you – try changing the location of your WiFi router to see if it helps you in providing internet connectivity.