Well Today i had the issue with Netgear router & i spent almost 2 hours doing research & troubleshooting. Now few things are clear to me that there are upto 10 number of reasons that could disrupt your internet connectivity so any solution that may have worked for someone else may not work for you.
its best that you follow standard troubleshooting procedure. same steps can be used for any home wireless router troubleshooting regardless of brand.
Now first off one must identify what exactly could cause issue with netgear router -
- Firmware updates Or settings change
- isp Disconnection or blockage signal
- incorrect setup & configuration of router.
- Overheating router or Modem
Restart/Reboot Router - turn off the modem & router & leave it off for 2 minutes. disconnect the power cable & Ethernet cable & leave it to cool off. after few minutes you can plug everything back together. Now turn on the router & modem then let it boot for a minute. see if that works to help you fix the issue.
Update Netgear Firmware- to keep the operating system of wifi router updated is really important. Now login to your router & check for latest firmware update & update the settings. restart the router after update
Reset the router to default settings- press the reset key at the back of your router & hold the reset key for next 30 seconds. restart the router & reconfigure it. You can setup netgear router from start in case you need anymore help.
Let us know how it went & upvote the answer it it helped you get the issue resolved.