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Internet Connection Issue: How to do a Sequential Power Cycle

Most of the time we worry about why our Internet Connection suddenly goes off without warning and when this happen, we find ourselves nowhere to run for help or cramming to call a technical support line ending up paying for a simple support such as a Sequential Power Cycle.
Internet Technology backbone is based on transmission signal. Signals can sometimes "time-out" causing your modem not to detect connection thus kicking your Internet off. This sort of problem is so usual that most people tend to overlook it. That is why I'm writing this tip as sort of a "First-Aid" for non-technical people to patch their Internet "time-out" problems.

How to do a Sequential Power Cycle:

  1. Turn off the Computer. (laptop or desktop)
  2. Turn off the Router (if you have any). Unplug it off the power supply.
  3. Turn off the Modem and make sure to unplug it off the power supply.

Leave the devices off for at least a minute. Then turn them back on sequentially.
  1. Turn the Modem back on. The modem will do a self test to check if all connections are working. Leave it for at least a minute to initialize.
  2. Turn the Router back on. Let it initialize properly and wait at least a minute before going to the next step.
  3. Turn the Computer back on. Allow it to fully load all the startup programs and services.

After doing the above steps. Check if you can browse the Internet using your preferred browser. Hope this helps.

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