How to power cycle your modem/router
Last Updated: Friday, 23 June 2023
'Power cycling' your devices is a great place to start when trying to figure out what’s causing your internet problems. Here's how to do it!
Turn the router/modem off.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the router and modem.
Sometimes, when you simply turn off the hardware, it will still have some left-over power and won’t actually turn off or power cycle properly.
Wait 30 seconds to 1 minute before reconnecting the power.
This will get rid of any left-over power, once the power cord has been pulled out, and gives the router and modem an opportunity to clear its temporary memory.
Plug your cabling back into the modem/router and turn everything on again.
Wait at least 15 minutes before testing your connection again to allow everything to fully reconnect.
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