From Frequent Disconnection to Slow Browsing: How to fix PTCL Internet Connection Problems Yourself
The step-by-step guide teaches you how you can troubleshoot the problems yourself.
In today’s technology-driven world, internet issues and problems can cause a severe lag in our daily routine. If you don’t want to compromise your work and entertainment time, read through the following guide that helps you resolve some of the most frequent PTCL DSL/Wifi/LAN internet problems. The step-by-step guide teaches you how you can troubleshoot the problems yourself.
Note: There is only a 50 percent chance that these steps will solve your internet problem. Suppose they don’t then simply complain to PTCL at 1218. They usually take a day or two to reply. Make sure they don’t cancel your complaint, and the person shows up or calls you to check if the complaint is resolved.
Problem #1: DSL Light Blinking in Router
If the DSL light is blinking on your router, then this issue is mainly because of either a lack of activity or connection buffering. In most cases, the internet packets get stuck, and the light starts to blink, depicting that there is a jam of traffic. It would be best if you did the following to fix this.
- Check that only the DSL connection light is blinking and not the Cloud icon light.
- Make sure that the Modem is connected properly within the socket.
- Restart your router.
- There are two buttons. One button is for restarting, and the second is for resetting. Press the reset button for five seconds to flush the packets.
- The flushing will have caused the Wifi to disable itself. Now press it for five seconds again to restart the whole network.
- See if this solves your problem.
If you are still facing the same issue, then for voice support, please dial 1218 and register your complaint as a frequent disconnection.
Problem #2: Frequent Disconnection
The frequent disconnection can occur due to many reasons. For starters, it usually occurs when a wire is loosely connected to another wire. You can only check the disconnectivity within your own house. So, first, start with the router.
- Check that your Modem wire is plugged correctly in both the Router and Modem. Now check if the main phone line is correctly connected to the modem wire. It will have one wire with two nodes, positive and negative (made of fiber) connected or mostly wrapped on the copper wire of the main phone line. Make sure they are appropriately tapped, and no loose ends are there.
- Make sure that modem should not be placed near heavy electricity instruments like monitors, speakers, etc.
- Reset your router to flush the internet packets and then try again.
By repeating the above, you will get rid of the disconnectivity, but if you don’t, the connection problem is outside. Best to call the PTCL support now; please dial 1218 or send an SMS to 0512181218.
Problem #3: Slow Browsing/Downloading Issue
First, check your internet speed from the Ookla speed test. Now, check your internet connection.
What is your internet connection speed? Is it 2MB, 4MB?
For 2MB, Your downstream should be 2XXX, and upstream should be 5XX. If it isn’t, then call PTCL and talk to the support guy. They can solve this problem within a minute by overriding the numbers.
- If you are using a proxy, simply remove it, and the problem will be solved. Most Proxies are bandwidth hoarders, and they eat up your internet speed.
- Make sure that no one else is streaming videos in your house. You can also limit bandwidth to each PC connected to the Router by simply using bandwidth control.
If you are still facing the same issue, then for voice support, please dial 1218.
Problem #4: Internet Light On but No Browsing
If the internet light on the router is turned on and you are still facing no browsing issue, then here is what you need to do.
- First, make sure that the Wifi light is enabled on the Router. If it isn’t, then simply reset it.
- On the router, there is a reset button. Keep it pressed for 5 seconds to reset the router. This will enable a Wifi light on your router. Now, Wifi has started working. Give it some time, and it will automatically connect.
- Now, open 192.168.0.1 from your system and see if it opens the admin panel of the PTCL router. Once it does, simply head over to the Advanced Tab > Advanced Setup > Wan Service.
- Now Remove pppoe_eth0 and pppoe_0_8_81 if you have pppoe_0_0_103 available
- Don’t remove pppoe_0_0_103 in any case, as that will turn off your Wifi service, and it will need to be configured again manually.
- Now see if that solves your problem.
- Please verify the WLAN light on the modem (it should be on).
- In case the WLAN light is off, then please press the WLAN button on the modem to turn it on then check.
- If WLAN is enabled, but there is a cross on WIFI on the laptop, then please turn on the WIFI from the laptop then check.
- Check browser proxy settings (should be unchecked)
- Check on different browsers if available.
- Go to the PTCL Router dashboard and click Diagnostics > Ping Test
- Type your IP address and select ‘Ping’
- It should ttl 64 or 32. The time should be around 1 ms
- In case you are connected through a LAN cable, then please verify the LAN connection icon. (Should be no cross or yellow mark).
- In case of cross icon, please verify LAN cable physical connectivity.
- In case of a yellow mark, please check LAN settings (should be automatic)
- Check browser proxy settings (should be unchecked).
- Check on different browsers if available.
Please dial 1218 or send an SMS to 0512181218.
Check PTCL Internet Connection Speed
Once you have made the necessary edits, again check the internet speed with the speed test tool. It should be available to you on the PTCL website, or you can search it on google.
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