The internet is a universe of information; however, the true usefulness lies in one’s ability to explore the World Wide Web skillfully. In today’s digital era, people use the internet often.
Sometimes, while using the internet, you might come across various error messages and technical issues that demand your immediate attention. In this article, we will discuss some common internet issues and the ways to resolve them efficiently.
Error Message 1: “This page can’t be displayed”
Solve in Internet Explorer: Close all the tabs and active windows in Internet Explorer. Open IE again, go to the Tools menu, and select Internet Options. In the then appeared Internet Options window, click Advanced, tap on Security under Settings, and make sure to select TLS 1.0 (if it’s not selected by default). Next, click OK to exit the Internet Options dialog box.
Solve in Google Chrome: Open the Control Panel or press down the Windows + R keys to open Run and type in the Control Panel in the Open: text box. Once the Control Panel window opens, type firewalls in the search box to locate Windows Firewall.
Once open, select the option Allow a program through Windows Firewall. Next, click on Change Settings. In the Allowed programs and features list, tick the checkbox associated with Google Chrome or Chrome Browser. Restart Google Chrome.
Error Message 2: “Your current security settings don’t allow this file to be downloaded.”
Solve in Internet Explorer: Close all active tabs in Internet Explorer and then open the Internet Explorer to get started. Go to the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and click on the Security tab in the Internet Options window.
Click on Trusted Sites under Select a zone to view or change the security settings option. Then click Custom level under Security level for this zone option. Next, in the Settings list, scroll to Downloads, and select Enable for File Download option. Click OK and close the Internet Options window by clicking OK again.
However, please note that this workaround can make your system vulnerable to security threats. It’s not recommended to perform this procedure unless required.
Error Message 3: “Can’t connect to this network.”
Resolve WiFi Issue in Windows: If you are facing WiFi connectivity issues, then your WiFi network sign displays an exclamation mark; you need to check your settings and restart. To get started, make sure your modem is turned on, turn it off, and then turn it on again to reconnect.
If nothing seems to work, use Network Troubleshooter. Tap on the Start menu, go to Settings, click Network & Internet, and then click Status. Under the Change your network settings, click on Network troubleshooter.
To connect to your WiFi connection, go to the Start menu, go to Settings, click Network & Internet, and then click WiFi. If your network appears in the list of connections, highlight it and click Connect. Make sure to turn WiFi on and ensure that Airplane mode is turned off.
Resolve WiFi Issue in Mac: If your WiFi stops working all of sudden on your Mac device, there can be several reasons behind the cause. You might need to check WiFi Preferences or figure out a broken application to resolve the problem and get WiFi to the working state.
Start by running the Wireless Diagnostics check on your Mac. Press down the Option key and click on the WiFi icon available in the top right corner of the screen. Click on Open Wireless Diagnostics and wait as the process may take a few minutes to complete.
Next, you may also try to reset your WiFi network settings. Turn your WifI off and close the browser window. Open Finder, click Go and select go to Folder. Type or paste /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/.
Select the files named preferences.plist, com.apple.wifi.message-tracer.plist, com.apple.network.eapolclient.configuration.plist, com.apple.airport.preferences.plist, and NetworkInterfaces.plist. Move these files to a new folder and restart your Mac. You can visit this link to read more about WiFi issues and their resolutions.
Error Message 4: “WiFi Not Working”
Solve in macOS: Another possible way to fix Mac Wifi not working error is to flush the DNS cache. Similar to phonebooks, DNS helps Macs find IP addresses. When Mac slows down, removing the cache memory can help optimize its performance. These IP addresses tell internet browsers the location of the websites.
Click the Spotlight search button or press down Command + Space keys. Type in Terminal in the search bar and launch it. Alternatively, Go to Applications, click Utilities folder, and double-click Terminal. In the Terminal app, type in sudo dscacheutil – flushcache; sudo killall – HUP mDNSResponder. Type the password you use for the MacBook and confirm it to get rid of the DNS cache.