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Check Your Connection

Currently, this support area is intended for new and current customers eligible for Midco Fixed Wireless Internet (located in portions of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota). If you have other Midco Internet service, check out our Internet Support tools.

How Devices Impact Speed

If you’re having issues with your internet speeds, you may need to check your wired and wireless connections – including your networking and Ethernet cables and your antenna – to make sure they’re secure and connected properly.

Check Your Networking Cables

Having your networking (Ethernet) cables incorrectly connected to your router or device can impact your internet speed and performance.

  • Make sure the connections are clean and tightly connected, and Ethernet (or network) cables click into place tightly at the back of the router and on your computer or other device.
  • Check each connection one at a time to make sure each one is connected properly. (Don’t unplug them all at once – so you don’t have to try to remember where each cable is supposed to connect.)
  • Confirm that no cables or cords are damaged or have tight bends in them. Damaged items should be replaced. You can purchase one locally at a retail store or contact us.

Check Your Antenna

Sometimes, winds and storms can misalign your antenna. You may want to visually check your antenna to see if it’s positioned how you’d normally see it. If it seems misaligned, please contact us, so a Midco field technician can readjust it. Do not try to adjust the antenna on your own.

Sometimes, antennas need a reboot. You can do this from inside your home.

Reboot antenna

Check Your Wi-Fi

If your wireless devices aren’t connected properly to your Wi-Fi, it may cause problems with your internet speeds and ability to access the internet. Follow the steps below for your specific wireless device to try to resolve any network connection issues.

  1. On your Android device’s home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Swipe to locate and tap Settings.
  3. Locate Wi-Fi, and tap the on button to turn the Wi-Fi off.
  4. Once the off displays, tap it to turn on the Wi-Fi.

You’ll know you’re connected when Connected displays under your wireless network name.

To return to the home screen, tap the Home icon.

Need help from the device manufacturer? Contact your cellular provider or the device manufacturer. Here’s how to contact some common Android device manufacturers:

  1. On your Home screen, tap the Settings app and then Wi-Fi.
  2. Toggle Wi-Fi from on to off.
  3. Toggle Wi-Fi back from off to on.

You’ll know you’re connected when there’s a checkmark next to your wireless network name and a Wi-Fi symbol at the top of your screen.

To return to the home screen, press the Home button, or if you have a newer iPhone, swipe up.

Need help from the device manufacturer? Contact Apple at 1.800.275.2273, or go to Apple online support.

  1. Select the Windows button and then Control Panel.
  2. Choose Network and Internet and then Network Share Center.
  3. Select Troubleshoot Problems.
  4. Click Network Adapter, and follow the prompts through the troubleshooting assistant.

Need help from the device manufacturer? Go to Microsoft online support.

  1. Right click on the network connection icon in the lower right corner.
  2. Select Troubleshoot Problems.
  3. Follow the prompts through the troubleshooting assistant.

Need help from the device manufacturer? Go to Microsoft online support.

  1. Select the Apple Menu and then System Preferences.
  2. Choose Network.
  3. Select Assist Me and then Diagnostics.
  4. Follow the prompts through the troubleshooting assistant.

Need help from the device manufacturer? Contact Apple at 1.800.275.2273, or go to Apple online support.

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