Below the surface, wireless networking is a seriously complicated situation. As such, there are many places where things can go wrong. Here are three of the most common.
- How long have you had your device? Its wireless network adapter is a critical component, as well as its processor and amount of memory. Components manufactured just 3-5 years ago may pale in comparison to those made today, especially when it comes to speed, stability, and performance.
- The next possible point of failure is your device’s connection to the WiFi router or access point. Are you able to sit closer to it?
- The next point where you might have a bottleneck is with the signal broadcast. You’re sharing that connection to the access point with others nearby. You may have better luck going to a study area where there aren’t many people using the WiFi.
- When troubleshooting WiFi on a smartphone or tablet, turn mobile data OFF. It *will* interfere with registration. (You can turn it back on again after you get connected to BishopNet.)
- Turn off WiFi. Wait 15-20 seconds. Turn WiFi back on again.
- Tell your device to Forget the BishopNet network. Then select it and try reconnecting again.
- Older mobile devices have older network components, and won’t be as fast or reliable as newer ones.
- Shut down your device and then start it back up again.
- In BishopNet settings, is your smartphone using Private Address (iPhone) or Random MAC Address (Android)? If so, turn it OFF.
- Ask around. Are any of your neighbors having the same problem?