With everyone being connected these days, it’s more important than ever to have your home network set up properly. Even if you only have one computer, if you get online at home, you have a network. The hardware that gets you online may be acting up, causing wireless signal loss, odd disconnections, slow loading, etc. With broadband speeds in the triple-digits in some areas (100Gbps!!!), there’s really no excuse for a slow or intermittent connection.
I generally recommend contacting your ISP first (AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, etc.). They can determine if it’s a problem between them and your location or if it’s likely something inside the home or office. If it’s not the outside cabling, it’s inside your location and could be anything from a failing modem/router to a bad cable or even something on the computer itself. Don’t invest hours of your valuable time unnecessarily … I’ve done this before. I’ve already done the research. Let me handle it! You’ve got enough on your plate.