Whether you have DSL, satellite or fiber internet, almost everybody has a router in their home nowadays. They are devices that can be easily forgotten about, and yet they control so much.

They provide Wi-Fi throughout your home or business, sometimes provide a direct cable connection to your desktop computer and allow you to connect multiple devices to each other throughout your home or business (laptop to printer, for example). But do you ever have trouble with your Wi-Fi or have trouble being able to print?

Most times people think it’s either the computer or the printer that is the problem when they have these types of issues, but sometimes it ends up being the router. Which brings me to my point: You should restart your router every once in a while. Once every week or every couple weeks should suffice.

To restart your router all you have to do is unplug the power cable either from the router itself, or from the outlet it’s plugged in to.

There are times, though, when you have to restart it multiple times a week or restarting it doesn’t fix anything. At that point it is probably time to replace your router. If your internet provider gave you your router, you might have to replace it through them. But if you have a router you picked up at Walmart or from us, then all you have to do is purchase another router and plug it in.

With new routers there is some setup involved. The instructions for setting it up should be in the box, but if they’re not, you can give us a call and we can help you set up your new router.

If you have any questions concerning computers or tech support contact us at or call the Citizen at 831-3455.

Updated: November 19, 2018 — 9:37 am