3 Best Ways to Free Up Disk Space on Your Computer

So you open up your computer and realize it’s taking slower than usual. You open up My Computer and boom, your disk space is at the red line due to God-knows-what you’re storing in your computer.

The most obvious way is to clean out all the excess. Today, we’ll be talking about 3 of the best and quickest ways to clean up your disk space and get your computer happy and fit again.

1. Clear Out Temporary Internet Files

 

On the outside, you might think it’s just the manually-installed software that’s causing your computer to pile up on data but then you realize that even though you remove all of them, there are still some fragments left.

The culprit? Temporary internet files.

You have two ways to do this but it’s best that you do both: Installing a cache cleaner like CCleaner and cleaning the browsing data from your preferred internet browser.

In case you need step by step instructions, Wondershare has a really good tutorial on how to delete temporary internet files.

2. Empty Your Trash Cans

Just because you deleted something from your folders doesn’t mean it’s gone completely. Just like trash in real life, you need to either let the dump truck take it or incinerate it yourself.

Cleaning up the Recycle Bin is as easy as 1-2-3:

  • Go to your Desktop and double-click on Recycle Bin.
  • If you want to wipe out everything in there, just click on Empty The Recycle Bin and click Ok.
  • If you prefer to select just a few files to completely wipe off, hold Ctrl on your keyboard and left-click the files you want to be gone.
  • Once you’re done, press Delete on our keyboard and click Yes.

This is very handy if you regret buying a 50 GB EA Game or a hundred GB worth of dead memes that’s enough to make a non-normie go REEEEE.

3. Uninstall Apps and Games You Don’t Use

Sometimes you have to let go of some programs in your computer…like Gimp or Roblox.

Apps and Games make up a lot of space accumulation and if they continue to stack up, your computer’s storage will be on the red line before you even know it.

The best way to uninstall them is through the Control Panel:

  • Press the Windows/Start button on the lower left of your screen and select Control Panel.
  • Click on Uninstall a program under Programs.
  • From there, you’re given a list of all known installed apps and games on your computer.
  • Click on the program you want out of here and choose Uninstall. Just follow the procedures and click Ok. Wait for the computer to completely wipe out the program.
  • No need to go to the Recycle Bin anymore since you’ve directly erased the program already.
  • If you want to sort the programs easier, either click on the Installed On or Size tab. Installed On will be based on the date you’ve installed the program whilst the Size is based on…well, size.

Those are the ideal ways to keep your computer loosey-goosey from unnecessary files. If it also helps, you should have an external hard drive too for additional storage for the files that you need.

Top 7 Reasons Why Your WiFi is Connected but There is No Internet

IP Address Conflict

In this article, we’ll be looking at the biggest culprits as to why you can’t use the internet despite being able to connect to your wifi.

1.  The Wifi Router itself

The Wifi Router itself

There are different kinds of router models out there but the most common way to know if your router is the problem is by looking at the 4 main labels: Power, DSL, Internet, and WLAN.

If those 4 labels are lit up like a Christmas tree, your internet should be alright. If not, here are some causes:

  • If one of the 4 major labels on your modem (Power, Internet, DSL, WLAN) does not light up or is in a red light, there is a malfunction in your model.

  • If one of the 4 major labels (Power, Internet, DSL, WLAN) does not light up or is in a red light, it’s possible that your internet provider is having problems.

  • Outdated model that couldn’t catch up with the internet provider’s firmware

  • Broken model possibly due to falling or a doggo thought it was food and tried to chew it

Loose cable that results in inconsistent connection

Solution/s

Truly the best way to solve such issue is by doing the textbook restart. If that doesn’t help, there are always a couple more ways to do so. Here they are:

Restarting your modem

  • Turn off your modem using the on/off button

  • Take out the cable and switch

  • Wait for at least 20 seconds to a maximum of 2 mins

  • Put back the cable and the switch and turn the modem on again

Changing the cable

  • If you feel like it’s the cable’s fault, just switch out with a new one like this 50-feet modem cable.

Call your internet provider

  • If all else fails, know that it could be on the internet provider’s side that’s causing no internet within your household.

  • What you want to do is call an operator and ask for a visit from the tech team to check out what’s wrong

  • It could either be a faulty wiring or the modem itself. Whichever reason is, they’ll definitely change it for free

2. Network Card Drivers

Network Card Drivers

It looks like a complicated matter but believe us, it’s simpler than it actually is. Network card drivers can cause your device, most particularly the PC, to lose the ability to surf the web.

One of the bigger hassles as to why your mobile device or computer keeps disconnecting from wifi is because of the failed network card drivers.

  • This is either due to complications in the device registration or another crack in the registry.

Solution

The best way to do this is to restart your driver itself. Read carefully and follow the instructions:

  • Click Start and then open Control Panel.

  • From there, go to Hardware and Sound.

  • After clicking on Hardware and Sound, you should see Devices and Printers.

  • Under Devices and Printers, click Device Manager.

  • Find Network Adapters and open the subpanel. You should find different adapters there.

  • One by one, select an adapter and click Update Driver Software, located on the upper portion of the window.

When you’re done updating, restart the computer.

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3. IP Address Conflict

IP Address Conflict

We’ve said this in Top 7 Reasons Why Your Internet Keeps Disconnecting and we’ll say it again.

A very odd issue within the confines of connected devices to your wifi is that they can lead to a mix-up within the IP addresses.

  • The router is confused where to deliver the internet data to which device because of similarities within their IP addresses.

  • Duplicates happen like a phone and a laptop having the same code of 192.168.1.5.

  • When there are duplicate IP addresses, the router won’t be able to send the internet to each device.

  • Every connected device must have its own exclusive IP Address

Solution

Simply the best way to resolve such issue is by contacting your internet provider via their tech support. However, if the tech support isn’t available, here are a few steps to solve the issue:

On computers (Windows Vista/7/8/10)

Based on Netgear.com on how to set a static IP for your computer.

  • Go to Start, then Control Panel and then Network and Sharing Center.

  • Click on Change adapter settings.

  • Right-click on Local Area Connection and choose Properties.

  • From there, choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties, which is next to the Install and Uninstall buttons.

  • Click on Use the following IP address. Fill in all the information. If you’re not sure about this part, you must consult your internet provider so they’ll share you the info you need.

  • Click OK and exit the Local Area Connection.

On Android devices

  • Go to Settings

  • Tap Connections

  • Select Wi-Fi

  • Hold down on the wi-fi network you’re connected to and choose Manage Network Settings

  • A pop-up should appear, revealing the IP address and Gateway.

  • Ignore the gateway and tap on IP Address and fill out the given info (Example: 192.168.1.5)

4. WiFi Adapter

WiFi Adapter

If everything else is fine from the router to the IP address but you still can’t connect to the internet, it’s possible that your wifi adapter is causing the big problem.

There’s really no direct reason why the adapter itself isn’t letting you use the internet, however, it’s a good thing the adapter itself has a premade troubleshooter.

Solution

On a Windows 7+ computer:

  • On the lower right corner of the taskbar, you should find the Network icon. Right-click on the Network icon

  • Choose Troubleshoot Problems

  • It should tell you the specific problem of your internet connection and if you think the problem is out of reach, call your local internet provider.

5. DNS Issues

DNS Issues

This is where things get deeper. The device always has a local DNS within the software that receives the internet data from the router.

Due to some complications, the DNS is piling up cache files that block the internet date from getting delivered to the device.

Solutions

There are two ways to solve it based on your situation.

If you can connect to the internet but can’t go to particular websites like streaming websites or even adult-themed websites, you must change the DNS server address.

On Windows 7+ Computer

  • Click Start, and open the Control Panel.

  • From there, click Network and Internet.

  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.

  • Choose Manage Wireless Networks on the very left of the screen.

  • Select the network you’re connected to and click Adapter Properties.

  • On the Networking tab, double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

  • Select Use the following DNS server addresses:

  • On the preferred DNS server, fill it with 8 . 8 . 8 . 8.

  • On the alternate DNS server, fill it with 8 .8 .4 .4.

  • Click OK and exit.

  • Now restart your router.

On an Android device

  • Go to Settings.

  • Tap Connections.

  • Tap WI-FI.

  • Hold down on the wifi you’re connected to and choose Manage network settings.

  • Scroll down and you should see DNS 1 and DNS 2.

  • On DNS 1, fill it with 8 . 8 . 8 . 8.

  • On DNS 2, fill it with 8 .8 .4 .4.

  • Exit the menu.

  • Now restart your router.

6. Admin Settings in Wireless Mode

Admin Settings in Wireless Mode

Another reason as to how you have no internet access is within the admin settings itself. You must do this with the help of either a computer internet browser or your mobile phone.

It can be solved by going to the router dashboard of your internet.

Solutions

On Windows 7+ Computer

  • Open your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE, whichever you prefer).

  • On the address bar, type 192.168.1.1

  • This will open up the router dashboard.

  • In case you’re asked for the Username and Password, you must contact your internet provider to tell you. Only they know what the admin username and password are.

  • When you finally enter, select the Interface Setup tab.

  • Within the Access Point Settings, you should find Wireless Mode there.

  • Click on Wireless Mode and choose 802.11 g.

  • Exit the program.

  • Restart your router.

On Android device

  • Go to Settings.

  • Tap Connections.

  • Tap WI-FI.

  • Tap on the wifi you’re connected to and you should see Manage router

  • Tap on the highlighted IP address.

  • In case you’re asked for the Username and Password, you must contact your internet provider to tell you. Only they know what the admin username and password are.

  • When you finally enter, select the Interface Setup tab.

  • Within the Access Point Settings, you should find Wireless Mode there.

  • Click on Wireless Mode and choose 802.11 g.

  • Exit the program.

  • Restart your router.

7. Downloads through Torrent or Game Client

Downloads through Torrent or Game Client

When you’re downloading something heavy like a video game or a movie, chances are, the device that’s downloading the files are absorbing all that precious internet speed to the downloads.

On Torrent

  • Open your Torrent program.

  • Find the program that you are downloading and right-click on it.

  • Choose Bandwidth Allocation and select Low. This should stop the torrent file from sucking up all the internet speed and distribute it equally to browsers.

  • If you want to browse without any delays at all, just exit your torrent program by going to File and then Exit.

On a Game Client

There are numerous game clients out there like Steam, Origins, Uplay, and Garena, but in this case, let’s just go with Steam. The solution will be similar for other game clients.

  • When you open Steam, you should click Steam on the very upper left of the screen.

  • Go to Settings.

  • Choose the Downloads tab and you should find Limit Bandwidth to.

  • From there, choose a speed that’s lesser than your average internet speed.

  • That should stop Steam from absorbing all the internet speed from the router and you’ll be able to use the browser again while downloading at minimum speed.

If you still feel like the browsing is too slow, you should either quit the client or stop the download itself. Here’s how:

  • Exit Steam by going to the Steam tab and press Exit

  • If you want to keep Steam on but want to stop the game from downloading, go to Library and right-click the game highlighted in blue (blue letters means it’s downloading).

  • Click Manage Downloads….

  • On the upper right corner, click Pause.

7 Reasons Why Your Internet Keeps on Disconnecting

IP Address conflict

Don’t you just hate it when you’re watching your favorite cat video or playing a heated online game just to be abruptly disconnected for whatever reason and now you’re so angry you want to punch your monitor or kick down the modem? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

Today we’ll be looking at the biggest and most common reasons why your internet keeps disconnecting. So many reasons, you can practically make a country song out of them,

We’ll learn the usual suspects that cause internet disconnection as well as finding out possible solutions to fix the problem. Please take note that not all of the given solutions here are guaranteed to alleviate the problems.

We’ll be separating them into 2 categories: Hardware and software

Hardware Problems

Internet problems are usually caused by the peripheral that powers up the internet itself. It could be a router, a cable, a network card or maybe the wires outside your house.

1.  Cable/DSL Modem

CableDSL Modem

We’re pretty sure at this point, you’re tired of seeing the same answer from Google regarding your frequent internet issue but you can’t blame them. The modem is always the common culprit here.

Causes

Here are very common reasons why your modem keeps disconnecting:

  • Outdated model that couldn’t catch up with the internet provider’s firmware

  • Loose cable that results in inconsistent connection

  • Your internet provider itself--either they’re incompetent or having a major malfunction in the servers

  • Broken model possibly due to falling or a doggo thought it was food and tried to chew it

Solution/s

You may have heard these a thousand times already but if it works for everyone else, then it works for you.

Restarting your modem

  • Turn off your modem using the on/off button

  • Take out the cable and switch

  • Wait for at least 20 seconds to a maximum of 2 mins

  • Put back the cable and the switch and turn the modem on again

Changing the cable

  • If you feel like it’s the cable’s fault, just switch out with a new one like this 50-feet modem cable.

Call your internet provider

  • If all else fails, know that it could be on the internet provider’s side that’s causing no internet inside the house

  • What you want to do is call an operator and ask for a visit from the tech team to check out what’s wrong

  • It could either be a faulty wiring or the modem itself. Whichever reason is, they’ll definitely change it for free

2. Wireless/Wired Router

WirelessWired Router

These days, the most common type of internet provision in a household is a wi-fi router. It’s always best to be able to use the internet freely anywhere in the house without any wires that will make anyone go haywire.

Causes

The problems are similar to the Cable/DSL modem too if the router keeps disconnecting:

  • Possible outdated router model

  • Damaged router

  • Faulty wiring

  • Internet provider itself

Solutions

Nonetheless, there are still some ways to get you back to enjoy your wireless fidelity:

  • Try resetting your router just like the Cable/DSL modem

  • If your computer can’t connect to the wireless service, use a direct cable

  • If all else fails, contact your internet provider to help solve the issue

3.  Network Card

Network Card

Sometimes it’s really not your modem’s fault at all but rather the equipment that’s responsible for receiving the internet in your computer.

Please take note that this one only applies to desktop computers and not on laptops nor phones at all.

Cause

The only way to know is to open up your CPU and check the card itself. Verify if there is something fishy about it but if it’s not, it’s best not to touch it even further.

  • The most possible reason why your network card isn’t working is that of a faulty hardware--either because of a damage or too much dust build-up

Solution

This situation is quite seldom but if this happens to you, there’s one way to be able to have a proper internet card again.

  • The best way to solve this issue is just by either cleaning out the dust or buy a new one. If it does happen to be busted, an Intel Wireless AC is an example that works as an internet card for modern PCs.

Software Problems

If the hardware isn’t the root of the problem why your internet keeps disconnecting, it’s most likely the system itself. It doesn’t take a hacker or a coder to solve the common disconnection problems at all so just follow our steps and you can get to watch Pewdiepie videos or scroll through memes on social media again.

4. IP Address conflict

IP Address conflict

This is likely due to multiple devices.

Causes

If you’re running multiple devices so they can all use the internet, chances are you might be caught in an IP address conflict.

  • The router is confused where to deliver the internet data to which device because of similarities within their IP addresses.

  • Duplicates happen like a phone and a laptop having the same code of 192.168.1.5.

  • When there are duplicate IP addresses, the router won’t be able to send the internet to each device.

  • Every connected device must have its own exclusive IP Address

Solution

Simply the best way to resolve such issue is by contacting your internet provider via their tech support. However, if the tech support isn’t available, here are a few steps to solve the issue:

On computers (Windows Vista/7/8/10)

Based on Netgear.com on how to set a static IP for your computer.

  • Go to Start, then Control Panel and then Network and Sharing Center.

  • Click on Change adapter settings.

  • Right-click on Local Area Connection and choose Properties.

  • From there, choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties, which is next to the Install and Uninstall buttons.

  • Click on Use the following IP address. Fill in all the information. If you’re not sure about this part, you must consult your internet provider so they’ll share you the info you need.

  • Click OK and exit the Local Area Connection.

On Android devices

  • Go to Settings

  • Tap Connections

  • Select Wi-Fi

  • Hold down on the wi-fi network you’re connected to and choose Manage Network Settings

  • A pop-up should appear, revealing the IP address and Gateway.

  • Ignore the gateway and tap on IP Address and fill out the given info (Example: 192.168.1.5)

5. Internet Protocol

Internet Protocol

A more complicated matter but done in a simpler solution with just 3 steps.

Causes

Another issue is the internet protocol. This is a bit more complex than the IP address conflict but read carefully and you’ll get through the complications.

  • On a simpler note, there’s really no exact cause as to why internet protocol ceases the network from running on your device, affecting all the others connected to the router.

  • On a more technical standpoint, internet protocol stops your device from connecting to the network due to complications in the registry.

Solution

The best way to solve this problem is by resetting the internet protocol itself. When it’s successful, it should come back with a brand-new registry, free from any duds.

  • Press the Windows button + R to bring up the Run command.

  • In the box, type in “netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt” without the quotation marks.

  • Restart the computer.

6. Network Card Drivers on computers

Network Card Drivers on computers

It may sound intimidating at this point but trust us, it’s easier than it looks. Just read the following very carefully.

Causes

One of the bigger hassles as to why your mobile device or computer keeps disconnecting from wifi is because of the failed network card drivers.

  • This is either due to complications in the device registration or another crack in the registry.

Solution

The best way to do this is to restart your driver itself. Read carefully and follow the instructions:

  • Click Start and then open Control Panel.

  • From there, go to Hardware and Sound.

  • After clicking on Hardware and Sound, you should see Devices and Printers.

  • Under Devices and Printers, click Device Manager.

  • Find Network Adapters and open the subpanel. You should find different adapters there.

  • One by one, select an adapter and click Update Driver Software, located on the upper portion of the window.

  • When you’re done updating, restart the computer.

7. Corrupt Windows System Files on computers

Corrupt Windows System Files on computers

This is the last straw as to why your internet keeps on disconnecting. It’s a harsh reason but just hope this doesn’t happen to you.

Cause

The worst possible reason for your computer not being able to connect to the internet is due to windows system files.

These essential files are corrupted due to a spyware or a virus.

Solution

Needless to say, you have two options but pray that the first one works than the second.

  • The very first solution is to install an antivirus program and scan the threat. This should bring back matters normally and get you surfing the interwebs again.

  • If not, then your other solution is to hard reboot your system. Yes, you must wipe your computer’s precious data to be able to use the net again. Don’t forget to back-up all the files first before doing so.

Conclusion

There you have it, 7 common culprits as to why your internet keeps on disconnecting.

While you can technically do any of these yourself, we highly recommend you talk to your internet provider’s tech support instead. The last thing you want is to have your situation become much worse than what it originally was.

They’re the ones who know everything about your internet condition more than anyone else besides you.There you have it, 7 common culprits as to why your internet keeps on disconnecting.

While you can technically do any of these yourself, we highly recommend you talk to your internet provider’s tech support instead. The last thing you want is to have your situation become much worse than what it originally was.

They’re the ones who know everything about your internet condition more than anyone else besides you.


Top 6 Ways on How to Get Free Internet

Schools and Public Libraries

The best things in life are free, especially when it comes to the internet.

Without the internet, modern businesses would perish, millennials would be suffering from anxiety not knowing how many likes they got for taking a picture of their avocado toast in the morning, and online games would never exist.

What if we can spend days on end using the internet without having to pay a single dime every month?

Are such things possible? Yes, they are.

In this article, we’ll be looking at multiple ways how to obtain free internet. Just take note that it’s not going to be easy as it sounds.

Here are the most realistic ways to access the internet without having to pay or without having a 5000 IQ of a professional hacker.

1. Your family or friend’s wi-fi

Your family or friend’s wi-fi

Just as we stated earlier, we’ll be realistic with our solutions.

If you have buddies with you who has at least a decent internet, you can always ask them if they can let you use their internet.

Whether it’s a friend, a family relative or your neighbor, as long as you’re not the one paying for the internet and you know their wifi password, you don’t have to worry a single day on spending monthly for your internet provider.

In all honesty, this the best way on how to get unlimited internet.

PROS

  • As long as you’re in good relations, they’ll always let you borrow the internet.

  • Just the mere fact that someone is generous enough to share the wi-fi feels nice.

  • Still, have enough privacy to go through your internet shenanigans.

CONS

  • You’ll always have to go to their place just for the internet.

  • Can’t torrent or download any heavy files if the other person’s internet is the regular wireless modem type unless it’s optic fiber or something that Elon Musk would have made.

  • The other person might think you’re only there to use your internet for granted but that depends on who you’re with.

2. Go to a Café that offers free wi-fi

Go to a Café that offers free wi-fi

If you’re the hipster type, this isn’t a surprise, but for those wanting to exploit the system and scroll through their friends’ Facebook feeds full of memes and 100 images of Jeff Goldblum for free, going to a café is one way to do it.

Café internet speeds are also quite fast since the bandwidth has to be equally swift to compensate for everyone in the place to surf without any hassle. That also means good feedback for the café too.

While some cafes do offer free wi-fi, a lot of others do not, in particular with high-profile places like Starbucks or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. They require you to pay for internet for a limited time too.

PROS

  • Cozy environment

  • Food and drinks for the customers

  • Quite a fast internet

  • The classic internet surfing session where you can lounge while listening to relaxing music and drinking good coffee/tea and some good food.

CONS

  • Cafes get crowded during peak hours which means lesser available tables

  • Not all cafes offer free wi-fi

  • Some cafes let you in for free wi-fi but only for a limited time including internet usage or your stay on the table

  • Not enough privacy at all unless you’re the extrovert type and has no social anxiety

  • Tends to be noisy depending on the crowd

3. Open-area Public Hotspots like parks and some areas in the city

Open-area Public Hotspots like parks and some areas in the city

Break the stereotype of being a “basement dweller” just because you go through the internet everyday by going outside…but for the purpose of free internet!

Local governments always have at least one region in the city that has free wi-fi, which is very good for its citizens. Open-area hotspots usually don’t need any sort of username and password at all in order to log-in.

Once you’re connected with the public wi-fi, that’s it. No login, no registration.

What’s not to love about enjoying the outdoors while browsing through the internet, right?

Having a picnic while going through social media, live streaming whatever it is you’re doing in public, or just scrolling through websites that are entirely safe for public eyes.

Let’s not forget that you’re in the outdoors here. That means you won’t be able to use the internet if the sun is too hot, the rain is too strong, or the snow is too thick.

And since this is an open-area, it tends to be unsafe at some point. Depending on where you are, there will always be potential thieves and pickpockets lurking around, waiting for the right time to seize your gadgets.

In short, surf the internet publicly at your own risk.

PROS

  • Doesn’t require any log-in or registration

  • Unlimited surfing

  • You get to go outdoors

CONS

  • Unable to use the internet if the weather is too much

  • Slow internet speed depending on where you surf

  • Security risk due to potential thieves who want your tech and gear

4. Schools and Public Libraries

Schools and Public Libraries

Those who are still in the educational program already know you can access the internet from the school or university.

The same goes for public libraries, whether inside the school or a government-owned facility in town.

The main purpose of the provided free internet is for the students’ sake of on-the-go researching and googling. It’s very handy for those who want answers for their school activities from the get-go.

The internet is also automatically connected to the computers in the facilities too—one of the biggest causes as to why the card catalog system died in libraries.

Not to mention, you can use the internet as much as you can as long as you have the provided username and password.

Internet speed is also exceptional and is considered one of the fastest free web surfing in this article.

You may only use the internet solely for the purpose of researching and educational reasons.

PROS

  • Fast internet speed

  • Security is no problem

  • Lots of places in the facility to rest down and surf the web

  • Provided computers with internet ready

CONS

  • Filtered websites including social media and streaming

5. Malls and Plazas

Malls and Plazas

This would have been part of the open-area hotspots but malls and plazas are a different situation.

Unlike places such as public parks and sitting areas in downtown, malls and plazas are the combinations of everything—areas where you can sit down and relax while browsing the internet such as random seats, restaurants or public lounge rooms.

At least in here, there are no strict rules from the management regarding your stay. You can stay in the mall from opening to closing if you want to.

While no authority is going to ask you to leave if you’re not buying anything, some malls and plazas do only provide internet access for a certain amount of time.

Some only have a time limit of one or two hours, which is a bummer if you plan on long sessions of free surfing.

Another mishap is the fact that there are little to no charging stations in such areas too unless you settle for the lounge rooms which, by the way, is always occupied. If you’re looking for a socket for your charger, you’ll be in tough luck as there are barely any in a mall or plaza.

PROS

  • Lots of seating areas to choose from

  • Limitless venues from restaurants, department stores, and lounge rooms

  • The Internet is usually decently fast

CONS

  • Some malls and plazas only have a fixed amount of internet surfing a day

  • Not an ideal place for those who don’t like crowds

  • Security is at high risk for your belongings if you’re not careful

  • Little to no charging stations as well as lacking in sockets for chargers

The Airport

If there is the fastest free internet in this article, it has to be the airport.

It’s a staple that airport internet servers are fast to accommodate the people, both local and tourist, inside.

There is a lot of freedom for anyone who wants to surf the internet all day without paying a single dime.

No limited internet time, no website filters, no one to shoo you off.

There also plenty of places to stay in the airport: restaurants, waiting areas, even the floor if you want to.

If you’re low on battery, there is always plenty of charging stations and sockets around.

The best part about the airport is that it’s 24/7. You can practically sleep there if you want to.

But on a technical note, this the best way on how to get free internet while in a public place.

PROS

  • No browsing time limit

  • No authority to shoo you off for overstaying

  • No segregated websites

  • 24/7 internet service

  • Lots of places inside to go to and stay

CONS

  • Charging stations and sockets are constantly used by many bystanders

  • Extremely crowded

Conclusion

So there you have it, 6 best ways on how to get free internet.  Plus, they’re all legal too unless you’re an absolute mad lad who watches xxx in a public place.

  1. Simply the best way to get unlimited internet is through the help of your friends or family.

  2. You can always opt to use the internet in a particular café for free.

  3. Some parks and town squares will have provided free internet for you.

  4. Free internet in schools and public libraries but with limited access to certain websites.

  5. There is always free wi-fi in the malls and plazas, complemented by numerous venues.

  6. The airport is an ideal place to surf the web.

How to Fix ERR_Internet_Disconnected the Right Way

Internet-disconnected

No matter what browser you’re using, chances are that you’ve had this problem before, or you might be dealing with it right now. If you’re here because of the latter, you’re in the right place because we have all the steps you need to fix the problem.

Internet-disconnected

According to the error message below our good friend Downasaur, you are unable to connect to the internet. It should be obvious that this has something to do with the internet connection but it isn’t always the case.

If you encountered the err_internet_disconnected in Android devices, it could be that a software or a setting from the device is what’s causing the problem. In fact, I have dealt with this problem a lot of times on my old computer where an antivirus is what’s usually causing the problem.

No matter the case, here are the steps that will help you address this net::err_internet_disconnected problem:

Method 1: Are You Really Connected to the Internet?

Before anything else, you should check if you really are connected to the internet.

Start by checking the network status of your computer. If it shows you’re disconnected, proceed to check if the network cables are properly plugged in and that your network devices are running perfectly.

A lot of times, the problem is caused by a loose ethernet cable. Unplugging the cable and cleaning the port before plugging it back in usually solves the problem. However, if it still persists, then proceed to the next method.

Method 2: Power Cycle Both the Router and the Computer

Try to power cycle your router first. The err_internet_disconnected error is caused by a faulty network connection and a good restart should do the trick.

However, if it still persists, restarting your computer should also do the trick. In fact, I have had this problem in the past with my old computer and this worked out for me most of the time. But if this still persists, then proceed to the next method.

Method 3: Fixing Your LAN Settings (Local Area Network)

There are cases where this problem shows up after installing a software as some software just changes the network settings without you knowing.

If you installed a software just recently, consider checking your Local Area Network settings because this might be what’s causing the problem.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Open Control Panel by typing in “control panel” from the Start menu if you’re using other versions of Windows. Alternatively, you can type in Internet Options directly from the Cortana search if you’re using Windows 10 and skip Step 2.
Open Control Panel
  • Step 2: Click on Internet Options.
Click on Internet Options
  • Step 3: Navigate your way to the Connections tab and click the LAN settings button located at the lower right corner just above the OK, Cancel, and greyed-out Apply buttons.
Navigate your way to the Connections
  • Step 4: Uncheck all the checkboxes and click OK.
Uncheck all the checkboxes and click OK
  • Step 5: Close your browser if you had it open in the background and open your browser to see if the changes fixed the problem.

There are cases where this works out but if it still persists, chances are that it’s a setting from your browser that’s causing this, so read on.

Method 4: Clearing Your Browsing Data

It could be that you’re using a Firefox or Chrome browser, so we made 2 steps below. Follow the steps according to what browser you’re using.

For Google Chrome:

  • Step 1: Open your Google Chrome browser and type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar.
  • Step 2: Make sure that the option beside the Time Range is set to All Time, otherwise, change it by simply clicking the drop-down menu.
  • Step 3: Tick every option before clicking on Clear Data.
  • Step 4: Restart the browser and check if this fixes the problem.

For Firefox:

  • Step 1: Open your Firefox browser and press Ctrl + Shift + Del to open the Clear All History window.
  • Step 2: Click the Clear Now button beside the Cancel button.

Method 5: Antivirus or Security Software Restriction

It’s one of the more common culprits to this problem. In fact, this is what usually fixes the problem in my case.

This is why it’s worth checking if your antivirus or a security software is blocking your browser from accessing the internet.

Simply head over to the software’s setting, allow the browser or disable the restriction, and your problem should be solved. If this doesn’t fix the problem or if you’ve messed up with the settings, reinstalling the antivirus should do the trick as it resets all the settings back to default.

At this point, you should have the problem fixed. But in case the problem still persists, the either of the last 2 methods will surely be your ticket to finally fixing this problem.

Method 6: Resetting Network Settings or Flushing DNS

These methods are very effective when it comes to fixing network issues. But this will require you to open Command Prompt and do the fix from there.

It may be intimidating for non-tech-savvy people but it’s easier than you thought. Just follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Type “cmd” without quotes after pressing the Windows Key.
  • Step 2: Right-click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
  • Step 3: Type ipconfig /flushdns first and hit Enter. (Wait for the process to complete before proceeding to the next step.)
  • Step 4: Type ipconfig /renew second and hit Enter. (Wait for the process to complete before proceeding to the next step.)
  • Step 5: Type netsh int ip set dns third and hit Enter. (Wait for the process to complete before proceeding to the next step.)
  • Step 6: Type netsh winsock reset after and hit Enter. (Wait for the process to complete before proceeding to the next step.)
  • Step 7: Restart your computer for the changes to take full effect and open your browser.

A lot of people find this fix to be the solution. If this still didn’t fix the problem, then it could be a driver problem.

Method 7: Reinstalling Your Network Adapter

Another very effective fix is to reinstall your network adapter because this will revert all the network settings to default. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Press Windows+R keys to open the Run command and type in devmgmt.msc to open the Device Manager.
open the Run command and type in devmgmt.msc
  • Step 2: Click the Network adapters to see more dropdown options.
  • Step 3: Right-click on your network adapter and choose Uninstall device.
Right-click on your network adapter and choose Uninstall device
  • Step 4: Restart your computer. Your computer should detect the missing drivers and install a fresh, new one.

After going through all the methods, you should have your problem fixed. But if for some reason, you still have the err_internet_disconnected problem, then the problem may be caused by a hardware failure.

It will be best if you contact the device manufacturer as they should know what’s the best course of action for your case.

Conclusion

This problem is intimidating at first but now you know what to do, this shouldn’t be as hard as you thought it was.

Share this with your friends or tell us if which method worked for you!

How to Fix DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet Step-by-Step

DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet

We all have our own problems with the internet but nothing’s more frustrating than the dreaded DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error.

I personally had this problem one time and decided to do an extensive research. Turns out that the source of the problem can originate from different sources. This is why it’s going to take some time before you can solve this problem.

Below are some of the proven methods that solved this problem. If the first method didn’t work, make sure you try the rest on the list since your case may differ from the others.

DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet

Method 1: Check the​ Internet Connectivity

The most common reason why this happens has something to do with your ISP and not the browser.

To see what causes the problem, take a ping test by following the steps below:

  • Step 1: Run command prompt by pressing Windows+R.
  • Step 2: Type “cmd” without quotes and hit enter.
  • Step 3: Type in “ping -t 4.2.2.2” without quotes when the command prompt opens and press enter.

If you see something like this that keeps on repeating:

Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=32 time=205ms TTL=55

Note: We ping 4.2.2.2 because this DNS server is very well-known for being almost always up.

...this means that your internet is working just fine and the problem lies somewhere on your end.

Alternatively, if other devices connected to the router works fine, then it’s likely that your browser is at fault and you’re better off trying out the rest of the methods below.

However, if all the connected devices are having problems connecting to the internet, it might be that you’re not getting any internet connection from your ISP. Consider doing the next method first before calling your ISP.

Method 2: “Have you tried turning it on and off again?”

It’s likely that you’ve already done this at this point but others just aren’t as tech-savvy as most people.

And in case you haven’t done this yet...

  • Step 1: Turn your modem and your router off for at least 10 minutes and turn it back on.
  • Step 2: Check the light indicator and make sure that you’re connected to the internet.

This may be very straightforward but it did work for a lot of people. However, if the problem still persists, then it’s time to consider calling your ISP.

In most cases, calling your ISP resolves the problem but if you still get the error, it’s likely that your browser or computer is what’s causing this problem, so read on.

Method 3: Clear Your Cache or Reinstall Your Browser

It might be that your browser had a mental breakdown or some crap like that. This is why clearing your browser’s cache might finally end this misery.

If you’re using Firefox:

  • Step 1: Click on History then clear recent history.
  • Step 2: Click on details.
  • Step 3: Check the Cookies and Cache and click Clear now.

If you’re using Google Chrome:

  • Step 1: Click the Customize and control Google Chrome (3 dots) located at the top-right corner of the browser.
  • Step 2: Click Settings.
  • Step 3: Scroll down and click Advanced.
  • Step 4: Click on Clear browsing data under Privacy and security.
  • Step 5: Check the Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files
  • Step 6: Click on Clear data and restart your browser.

If at this point you still have the problem, it’s worth trying reinstalling your browser. Alternatively, you can install a new browser and if you still have the problem, follow the next method.

Method 4: Fix Through Command Prompt

A command prompt is a tool that lets you execute system-level commands and this can be your ticket to solving this problem.

If you experience the dns_probe_finished_no_internet on Windows 10, you can use Windows Powershell-a more advanced command prompt app. But regardless of which type of Windows OS you’re running...

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key and locate command prompt.
  • Step 2: Right click on the command prompt app and run it as administrator.
  • Step 3: Type in netsh winsock reset when the command prompt opens.
  • Step 4: Restart your PC.

A lot of people find this fix helpful but in case the problem still persists, consider trying the next method.

Method 5: Change Your DNS To Google DNS

Changing your DNS to Google DNS may fix the problem this time.

In fact, Google DNS is a really great alternative for those who use the default DNS set by the router. Not only that it’s more secure but it also loads websites faster and is less prone to the dreaded Google Chrome dns_probe_finished_no_internet error.

To do this…

  • Step 1: Right-click on the Windows 10 logo and click Network Connections.

Note: If you’re using Windows 10, click on Change adapter options in the new menu, otherwise, proceed to Step 2.

  • Step 2: Right-click on the network you are connected to and click on Properties.
  • Step 3: On the Networking tab, find and double-click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Step 4: Click the Use the following DNS server addresses: radio button and type in the following:

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

  • Step 4: Restart your internet for the changes to fully take effect.

Comment down below and confirm that this finally fixed your DNS probe finished no internet problem. But you’re still unfortunate, consider reading the next method: Updating Your Network Adapter Driver.

Method 6: Updating Your Network Adapter Driver

This is one of the working solutions that a handful of people usually overlook because only a few find this working. And if you’ve got this far, then it’s definitely worth giving a shot.

  • Step 1: Hit Windows+R to bring up the Run app
  • Step 2: Type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter
  • Step 3: Look for the Network adapters on the list and click it to open the drop-down menu.
  • Step 4: Right-click on the respective network you’re using to connect to the internet and click on Update Driver
  • Step 5: You can either choose Search automatically for updated driver software or Browse my computer for driver software if you downloaded a specific driver from its respective manufacturer.

A prompt indicating that the driver is successfully updated should then pop up. Restart your computer afterward for the updated driver to fully take effect.

At this point, the dns_probe_finished_no_internet on a Windows 7 or Windows 10 OS should be fixed.

Conclusion

The cause of the problem may range greatly and differ from one user to another, but after going through all these methods, it’s likely that you have your answer to your question “how to fix dns_probe_finished_no_internet?”.

If this helped you out, be sure to comment down below and tell us which method fixed your problem.