Connection & Speed Issues

Below you’ll find some helpful suggestions and tips for common connection and speed issues.

Frequently asked questions

Is Imagine Broadband available in my area?

If you want to see if Imagine  Broadband is available in your area check out our Coverage Checker.

My speeds are low 

First, it is important to determine if your connection is working correctly or if the issue is your Wi-Fi.
Connect your device to your router via an ethernet cable and test the speeds again. If your speed has improved, there may be an issue with your Wi-Fi.

I can’t send or receive emails 

Please check your email server for any of the below issues:
Security – if you are accessing your emails for this first time on a new device
Space – your account can sometimes be full and need clearing out
Email too large – sometimes attachments can be too large to send or receive
Server – your email server itself may be down

I can’t access certain websites 

Check the website on another network, like your mobile data network for example. If this works the website itself may be down. If this does not work, try the website on another web browser. Often the
issue can be your settings configuration. This can also be down to your antivirus software or firewall

My Service Isn’t Working

Plug out the power source on your modem and leave turned off for 1 minute. Reboot the modem and test the internet with an ethernet cable. If your service is still not working please call 1800 938 100.

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Improve your WiFi Speeds with these tips

Remove signal blockers
Walls, closed doors, and shelving units can block your Wi-Fi signal. Refrigerators, microwaves,
wireless speakers, and baby monitors can also affect your Wi-Fi strength and signal so please keep these away from your router and ensure it’s unobstructed by any of these types of interferences.

Reboot router
Like any other type of technology, routers can sometimes need a restart. If you are experiencing any issues please try this first.

Avoid congested channels
Some Wi-Fi channels can become congested by other users’ EG neighbours. Apps like Netspot and Wi-Fi Analyser can help identify the least congested channels. Rebooting can also help.

Your devices
Newer and larger devices are much better suited for Wi-fi speeds. Smartphones and tablets are a
great way to conveniently connect to Wi-Fi but due to the size, may not have the same capacity as a PC.

Disconnect unused devices
Often, devices that have once connected to your Wi-Fi, will stay connected even when not in use. This causes unnecessary congestion. Switch off or disconnect any device that may be connected to your Wi-Fi whilst not in use.

Use ethernet cable
Connect any device you can through an ethernet cable. Not only with this provide a faster speed to that device but will also allow a faster speed to other devices not directly plugged in.

Use powerline adapters
Some homes may have black spots when it comes to Wi-Fi signals due to distance or obstructions. Powerline adapters will boost the signal throughout these problematic areas.