Why is My Internet Disconnecting?

Internet and Wi-Fi outages are not only frustrating, but also worrying. These problems are intermittent, so it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause, but not impossible if you know where to look. As a broadband network engineer, I’ve encountered this problem countless times. This guide will help you solve your internet connectivity problems.

I’ll start with some general solutions and look at some potential problems. Don’t miss these problems – most of them are solvable.

Update the router firmware

Updating the router firmware is not that easy – it depends on the brand of router. Automatic updates are only available for certain routers. Instead, you need to download the latest firmware from the company’s website, log into the router, download it and update it.

To get started, you need to find out the IP address of the router and log into your browser. Read my article on how to find the IP address of a wireless access point.

Updating the software

First check that you’re not using an old router that hasn’t been updated in a long time: the company may have released new firmware that provides better performance. Personally, I think this is the most likely cause of your problem, so it’s worth a try. Even if it’s not the cause of your current problem, it’s always good to run firmware on newer hardware.

Routers need a break

People can be very picky about their devices. They expect various digital devices, such as cell phones and laptops, to be constantly on and running at full capacity, whether they are being used or not. Routers are no exception, but they too need a break from time to time.

Troubleshooting lost or intermittent Wi-Fi connections

If you’ve followed the steps in this guide and your Wi-Fi connection is still not working, you can reset your computer or router to factory settings. Make sure you back up your computer data, as all settings and data will be lost if you restore the factory settings. After rebooting, give the router time to configure itself and check the Wi-Fi connection again. If all else fails, contact your internet service provider or use a wireless connection without an internet service provider. For tips on Wi-Fi problems, see 10 ways to improve a weak Wi-Fi signal and Troubleshooting tips if you’re connected to the internet but it’s not working. 

How to Check Router History

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There are several ways to check your router’s browsing history. This method is relatively simple. The router’s browsing history can usually be found in its logs. The logs typically show all pages accessed or attempted to be accessed by the router’s activity. The activity log can contain approximately 256 browsing histories.

A variety of software can be used to review the history. For example, you can use third-party software to check the browsing history of family members or children. This software uses parental controls to check the router’s browsing history.

This is more challenging than the first method, as you may need to install multiple devices to check this.

Step 1

This information can be found at the bottom of the router or in the Preferences (Windows) or Settings (Mac) menus. In Windows 10, go to Settings > Network and Internet > Network Properties and look for a series of numbers next to “Default Gateway”.

On a Mac, click on the Apple logo, then System Preferences, then Network, then Advanced, and look for the TCP/IP tab next to “Router”.

Step 2

After entering the IP address, depending on the router type, the router’s control panel will appear. Log in with administrator credentials. This information can be found in the manual or on the bottom of the wireless router.

Whether you have a great browsing history or an embarrassing one, erasing Wi-Fi history is very easy: you can choose to physically reboot the Wi-Fi router and erase all browsing data. You can also go into the Wi-Fi router’s control panel and select the data you want to delete.

Other options include deleting browser history and using a VPN for greater privacy and security.

Step 3

Router settings vary by router brand. However, most routers have a feature called logging. This feature shows all IP addresses connected to the router. All browsing history is also stored here.

The IP address of the device is required to view the logs. Select the connected device. This feature may appear on the device under a different name. But basically, you are looking for a page that displays the IP addresses of all connected devices.


However, it is possible to check Wi-Fi history using the two methods described above. The first method is free, but only allows you to see IP addresses, device names, and MAC addresses. If you want a more detailed view of a user’s Internet usage history on mobile devices, try KidsGuard Pro for Android.

This handy app provides a real-time view of a user’s Internet usage and can be accessed via a web dashboard while on the go.