Modem and Internet Services
How to set up internet service
Are you a first-time internet buyer? Have you recently moved and need to shop for internet service in your area? Are you looking to get internet from a new high-speed internet provider? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you get the best internet for your needs.
At AmericanGeeksllc, we’ve done all the research and heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is pick an internet provider and plan that fits your browsing habits. Follow the steps below to learn how easy it can be to get internet in your home.
Step 1: Compare providers and plans
Locate internet providers in your area. Consider connection type, available internet speeds, starting price, service reliability, contract lengths and bundle deals when making your selections.
Step 2: Order your internet service
Once you’ve found your favorite provider and plan, give us a call at 1.877.870.0420. We’ll gather some basic information to sign you up and schedule an appointment with your new internet service provider.
Step 3: Set up your internet service
Choose between self-installation or professional installation. If you choose a professional install, your new internet service provider will come out to your house and physically connect you to the network. After installation is complete, you’re ready to begin browsing.
Modem & router issues
When your internet-enabled devices have connection problems, fixing these hiccups is a pretty easy process.
Check your modem and router to see that the lights are flashing. Those lights indicate network traffic, which is a good thing. However, if you see a steady, blinking orange light, it generally indicates an issue.
Restart your modem and router. Similar to your computer, resetting your internet devices gives them a chance to clear out any connection issues and start fresh again once you’ve powered them back on. Remember to give them a few minutes to establish a connection with your internet service provider and circulate the internet.
If that doesn’t work, remove the router from the equation. Instead, plug your computer’s Ethernet cable directly into your modem to see if the wireless router is the problem.
Viruses, software and browser issues with one computer
If you’re experiencing internet connection problems with a single device on your network, then there’s likely a software problem with that one computer or smart device. It could be the result of getting infected by a virus or some sort of malware. To quickly tidy up this issue:
Download an anti-virus software and do an anti-virus scan on the computer.
Try installing a different browser and accessing that same website if you’re having an issue with a specific browser.
There could be a number of reasons as to why your internet is still working but is very sluggish. If you’re wondering how to fix slow internet in your home, take a look at the possibilities below:
Overloaded router or lack of bandwidth: Each connected device and what it’s demanding of the Wi-Fi signal will affect how quickly the network will be able to perform.
Distance from wireless router or interference: No matter how fast your service is, if you’re too far away from the wireless router to pick up the signal or experiencing disruptive weather, then you’ll get a weak signal or no signal at all.
Peak traffic hours: Depending on your internet plan and the provider you’ve chosen, getting online at certain times may bring a slower connection. Speeds may fluctuate depending upon the number of people attempting to access the network at the same time.
Your provider’s servers are down
If you believe your internet service provider is experiencing issues on their end, call up your provider and see it there’s a service outage in your area. If so, you’ll have to wait until they can address the issue.
On a similar note, perhaps the specific website you’re trying to access is down. Give it a few moments to do its updates and revisit at a later time. If you find yourself having consistent internet connection issues, it might be time to get a new internet service provider.To find internet providers available at your address, give us a call. We’re here to help you get the best internet service at the most affordable price