How to Troubleshoot a TDS DSL

By TS Jordan

Troubleshooting your TDS Telecom DSL connection is necessary when you are unable to get online or when your online speed is not as fast as it normally is. Accomplish this through a two-part process, checking first the physical structure of your network and reconfiguring your network software connection second. The process takes around 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 1

Examine the connections and cables between the computer, the DSL modem and the wall. Ensure that the cables are securely attached and free from any physical damage.

Step 2

Unplug the TDS modem from the wall and disconnect your router, switch or any other networking devices in your home. Wait 30 to 45 seconds and plug all devices back in. This will reset their status.

Step 3

Reset your computer. Click "Start," type "cmd" in the Search box and press "Enter."

Step 4

Type "ipconfig /release", press "Enter," type "ipconfig /renew" and press "Enter" again. This will reconfigure your connection to the network.