Whether you are trying to reply to emails, get to the next level on Candy Crush or planning a duvet day in front of the TV, it is frustrating when your broadband goes down or television doesn’t work.
There are plenty of reasons why this can happen, with bad weather a common cause.
– Are your neighbours having similar problems? If other TVs are affected, it could be that your local transmitter is giving off a weak signal. Bad weather such as strong winds and rain can also cause reception interference.
– Is your TV connected to the aerial and all the devices you use, such as a Freeview box or a DVD player? A first fix would be to restart your devices and your TV. If you have one, try retuning your Freeview box, which should refresh the channels.
– Check that all leads and plugs are connected properly and securely.
If none of these fixes work, check the condition of your aerial. If it is facing a different direction or looks damaged, contact an expert in TV aerial repair Bristol for advice.
– Modern providers use fibre optic cables to provide broadband connectivity. This should reduce the environmental impact on broadband speeds; however, older solutions such as ADSL or standard cable lines can cause problems. Advice is readily available from companies such as aerial-installations-bristol.co.uk/installation-and-repair-services/tv-aerial-installation-bristol.
– If you have a fibre connection, it is unlikely that your broadband speeds will be affected by weather. If you have an older connection, you will find lots of tips available online.
– If there is damage to the power, phone or cable lines following bad weather, this can impact your connection.
– A high number of concurrent users another common reason.
– Check whether your neighbours are having the same problem.
– Ensure that all your devices are securely connected and plugged in.
– Check that your phone line is working.
– Reset your router and turn on your devices.
Contact your telephone and broadband provider if there is a fault they need to know about and they are not already working on a solution.
There is no straightforward answer to this question, as the variables are too great; however, checking the basics and contacting the experts is a great place to start.