Even the tiniest problems with a fast and steady internet connection may have a detrimental influence on our personal and professional life in this day and age, when technology is gradually becoming a vital part of our everyday lives.
For me, this issue manifested itself as my Cox WiFi Router flashing an orange light and refusing to provide me access to the internet. I have firsthand experience with this issue.
Since my job requires me to participate in a significant number of online meetings and lectures, I simply did not have the time to wait for the technical support staff at Cox to determine what the problem was and implement a solution.
As a result, I pulled out my phone and began searching the internet for potential solutions to the issue. To my surprise, I discovered that a number of other people had had the same experience.
I have summarised all there is to know about this topic in this post, and I will also walk you through the many solutions that are available to fix the issue. I hope this helps.
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Cables and wires that are frayed or have worn out
It’s possible that the problem with the network is due to the fact that the ethernet or coaxial cable linked to your router is not correctly connected or is plugged into the incorrect port.
Even if you are certain that the cables are arranged in the appropriate manner, the issue may still be present since the interior composites of the wires have been subjected to wear and tear over the course of their many years of service.
Ports that are faulty or do not respond
Check to see whether the router’s teeth are all present across all of its ports.
It’s possible that the problem with the network is due to one or more of the ports not having all of their components.
Either the broken ports on your router will need to be fixed, or you will need to replace the router totally.
Problem with the IP Address or the DNS Cache
People who are unable to access the internet often encounter this issue because of a problem with either their DNS Cache or their IP address.
There are a number of possible causes for this, one of which being the data from websites that have been kept on your device.
Now that you may have determined the cause of the problem with your router, the following is a list of the many methods in which you may attempt to fix the problem on your own:
Perform a reset of the router.
There are instances when all that is required to rectify a connectivity issue is a simple restart.
Therefore, before you go any further, it is recommended that you attempt power cycling the complete Cox set, which includes the modem and the router.
Disconnecting the device or switching off the power supply for at least a minute and a half before turning the device back on again is the right approach to complete this task.
Examine the Cables to See If Any Are Loose or Damaged
You might try disconnecting the ethernet wire from the router, then reattaching it to it in the appropriate port, paying attention to whether or not you hear a “click” when you do so.
In addition to the Ethernet cable, you should examine the coaxial cable to see whether or not each end is correctly linked to the wall and the gateway, respectively.
You will be need to purchase new cables in the event that the ones you currently have become worn out, broken, or otherwise incapable of performing their intended job.