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Why restarting the router can end your internet problems

It should be mentioned that the router is a fundamental piece for any connection. It is the device that will distribute the network to many other devices that are connected either by cable or by Wi-Fi

However, on many occasions problems may arise. Difficulties may appear to be able to navigate correctly, speed failures, cuts, poor stability ... This means that it may sometimes be necessary to restart it. We are going to explain how it could help us.

Restarting the router can help us troubleshoot

Surely on some occasion we have encountered the problem that the Internet connection is slow, we have cuts when trying to navigate, coverage comes and goes and, in general, failures that prevent us from having a correct functioning of the device. This may make it necessary to reboot the router, as it could help us fix many of these errors.

The router is like any other system

First of all, you have to keep in mind that the router is like any other system. That is, we can compare it to a computer, even if it has fewer capabilities. It has a firmware to manage requests, it has a processor, RAM and other components that will allow us to connect to the Internet.

However, it could happen that there is a problem with that system. Some process hangs or starts to malfunction. It is exactly the same as what could happen to us on the computer or on the mobile and we are forced to turn it off to turn it on again later. Of course, it should be noted that to restart the router properly, it must be turned off for at least 30 seconds.

Solucionar conflicto de IP

También podría haber un conflicto de direcciones IP. Cada vez tenemos más equipos conectados a la red, especialmente si tenemos en cuenta lo que se conoce como el Internet de las Cosas. Esto puede provocar que haya saturación, que haya conflictos.

Sin duda una manera de evitar esto es dar un respiro al router y reiniciarlo. Va a volver a asignar direcciones IP a los diferentes equipos que haya conectados y de esta forma podremos solucionar posibles conflictos que pueda haber y lograr que todo funcione correctamente de nuevo.


Like any other device, the router can overheat. It is true that this type of device is designed to be operating constantly, for weeks or months, without suffering problems. But sometimes users place it in a bad place, such as near other devices, near a window where direct sunlight enters, etc.

All of this could affect operation. It could cause problems and lead to overheating leading to failures. Once again, if we restart the router we can avoid certain problems like this one that we mentioned. Once again, it is important to correctly reset the router.

Problems handling requests

Of course there could also be problems handling all the requests we send to the router. There may be too many devices that we have connected and literally saturate the system. Hence, it is essential to have to turn it off and on again.

Ultimately, for these reasons it may be necessary to restart the router. It can come in handy to make our connection work better, have a correct speed, stability and not suffer cuts. Whenever we have failures of this type we can count on this option.

Date update on 2021-06-02. Date published on 2021-06-02. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: redeszone