Troubleshooting DSL Internet Issues

This article covers common troubleshooting steps for DSL Internet service. These steps can help you identify and resolve issues affecting your internet connection.

Step 1: Check for Outages

Before diving into troubleshooting, it's essential to check if any known outages are affecting your area. You can do this by visiting Distributel's Network Status. If an outage is confirmed, we will be working to restore service as quickly as possible.

Step 2: Verify Connections and Power

Ensure all cables are securely connected, including the phone cable connecting your modem to the wall phone jack. Verify that the modem is powered on.

Step 3: Restart Your Devices

Power cycling your devices can often resolve minor connectivity issues. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Turn off your devices, including the modem, and any connected devices like computers, smartphones, or tablets.
  • Unplug the power cord from the modem.
  • Wait for at least 30 seconds.
  • Plug the power cords back into the modem.
  • Turn on your devices and wait for them to restart fully.

Step 4: Check the Modem

The modem should have a steady power light and a solid or blinking Internet light, indicating a proper connection. Contact our technical support team for further assistance if any of these lights are off or red.

Step 5: Test Multiple Devices

If you're only experiencing issues on a single device, the problem may be with that specific device rather than your DSL Internet service. Test your connection on multiple devices to confirm whether the issue is widespread or isolated to a single device.

Step 6: Perform a Speed Test

Scan the health of your network using our self-help app WiFiMax. Download the free WiFiMax app onto your smartphone or tablet.

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Alternatively, you can also conduct a speed test on a wired device connected directly to the modem using an Ethernet cable.

Step 7: Contact Distributel Customer Support

If the above troubleshooting steps do not resolve your DSL Internet issues, contact our technical support team for additional assistance. Our team can help diagnose and resolve the underlying issues with your service.