How and why to power cycle your network equipment.

Power Cycle
Power cycling your network equipment can resolve many internet connection issues. Sometimes network equipment just gets “hung up” and power cycling can unhang it.

Power cycling your equipment should be the first step in troubleshooting your internet connection and is usually the first thing that an ISP will have you do if you contact them for support.

Here’s how.

Power Cycle

Step 1:
Shut down the computer.

Step 2:
Unplug the router’s power cable.

Step 3:
Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable. Then wait for 30 seconds.

Step 4:
Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.

Step 5:
Plug in the router’s power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.

Step 6:
Power on the computer and test the Internet connection.

(Instructions from Linksys tech support site.)

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