A router is the key to providing internet access to multiple devices in your home or office. But sometimes your router connection fails. This can be caused by several things related to the private and public IP addresses it manages.
If you’re experiencing problems with your router, we’ll show you how to restart it to flush its short-term memory and hopefully provides stronger internet connections once it’s back up and running.
We’ll also show you how to restart a variety of routers, plus how to restart it remotely from your computer or phone.
To manually restart your Xfinity router, do the following:
If you don’t have a “Reset” button you can restart it by:
Once the status lights have settled, confirm whether your devices can connect successfully to the internet.
To manually restart your Spectrum router:
To restart your AT&T router:
To restart your eero router unit, do the following:
To restart your Linksys router:
Restarting a router remotely can be done by logging into your router’s interface as an administrator using your IP. Here’s how:
If your router can restart using the Windows Telnet client, you can restart it remotely. Once you’ve enabled the Telnet client on Windows 10:
Alternatively, you could plug your router into a “Smart Plug.” With this method, whenever you’re experiencing connection issues and need to restart your router, you can access the “Smart Plug” via its app on your phone.
From the interface simply disconnect then re-connect the power to restart the router.
Restarting a router remotely via your phone can be done by logging into your router as an administrator from a web browser. You’ll need your router’s IP address then do the following:
Yes, it does. Disconnecting the power from a router for 30 seconds or so before re-connecting will soft reset it (restart).
Disconnecting your router or holding down the “Reset” button for a few seconds can work wonders.
This will clear its cache, reset the IP assignments, and serves as a great troubleshooting tool. Once your router has restarted, your Wi-Fi connections should be stronger, and the router should continue to operate as expected. As a practice, it’s probably a good idea to occasionally restart your router, as you would your computer.
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