Network Connectivity

Many people have heard of network connectivity but what does it really mean? Through the use of routers, switches, and gateways, network connectivity becomes a unique process of connecting numerous parts of a network to each other.  It’s a kind of metric to define how good parts of a network can connect to one another. It’s the measure of the extent that two networks are connected so that they can converse.

In basic terms… it’s the speed of your internet connection. It’s measures how fast you can buffer and play a YouTube video, or how quickly you can download a document. Trying to figure out why your internet connect is failing can not only be complicated… but extremely exhausting to figure out without any assistance. There are many different factors that connect your computer between firmware drivers, network equipment, hardware devices and software configuration. If anything breaks that connection then your network won’t work.

One of the first things to take a look at when your network connection doesn’t seem to be working right is the ping command. This command will send several pieces of content to the specific address to enter. The web server will respond to each piece of content. If you see that the web server didn’t respond to one or more the pieces you sent, or in other words if you see that pieces are missing,  that should immediately tell you their is a network problem. This can be due to either your router, internet provider, or is could just be that individual website is down.

If the issue is you’re experiencing issues with accessing multiple websites and the ping seems to be working correctly, it’s possible that maybe more then one website you’re viewing are having technical difficulties and are temporarily down.

However, if you are experience issues with a number of websites, it could be caused by your router or modem. What the modem does is talk to your internet service provider while your router is sharing your connection among all the other devices in your home.

Another possibility is that your firewall is down and you got a virus. You can find out if you have a virus by doing a antivirus scan on your computer, or you can check your firewall settings to see if it’s blocking your connectivity.

There are many reasons why you are having connectivity issues, the important thing is not to get frustrated and give up. There are many resources available to you to help you troubleshoot.

About the Author: Garet Haynes

Garet Haynes started his own Technology company back in 2007. Being one of the youngest entrepreneurs in IT Healthcare, he dominated the industry by providing the most advanced client care system today. He enjoys writing about new technology advances and sharing his insider insights with like minded people.