If your Internet service provider doesn’t respond to an incoming call or text, or if your phone or other electronic device keeps rejecting calls, your network may be experiencing a service interruption, said David Zuckerman, a vice president with communications and media consultancy Zuckman Consulting.
A “starlinking” signal, where a mobile device in your home can be “linking” to the Internet, can cause trouble.
“You don’t have a network that’s completely stable,” Zuckberg said.
“If your signal is weak, it’s not going to last.”
So you’ll want to check your wireless router’s status, as well as other Internet service providers, to make sure it’s working correctly.
Some services, such as Netflix, have an automated tool that helps users verify their connection, but there’s no official system to automatically check your router’s state.
Check your router for any “starcink” signs, as Zuckler puts it, by connecting to your router through an antenna.
“That’s like if you’ve got a TV in your living room and the TV is down, and the light comes on, and you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m not getting my TV signal,'” he said.
If the signal is still good, you should be able to get online, he said, but “you can also go to a computer and check the network.”
Zuckenberg said it’s a good idea to get a good connection if you want to stay connected to the outside world.
You might not notice any starlink signs, but it could be time for a new cable box, or a new device.
“For the most part, the devices that have that kind of robust connectivity will be the ones that are going to be your primary sources of internet,” Zucksberg said, adding that a good router is a must.
“We’re always looking at ways to make our homes more secure.”
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