How to set up Broadband connection on Windows® 7 PC
What are the guidelines to set up Broadband connection on your Windows 7 system?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. Windows 7 comes with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search etc. Windows 7 also has excellent networking capabilities and users can configure the system for all kinds of networks and this includes broadband connection. A broadband connection is a connection which has a larger bandwidth than a normal dial up connection and the bandwidth is divided for greater efficiency. There are some procedures that have to be followed to set up the broadband connection for use on Windows 7 system. Windows 7 users have to configure the network settings on the system as per the requirements of the default Internet service provider. Windows 7 has a network set-up wizard that can be used set up and configure all the settings required for a broadband connection. Windows 7 users setting up broadband connection on their systems are suggested to connect the cables securely to the port and start the wizard. The network connection wizard would be able to detect the network connection and then users can browse to the log-in page of the Service Provider and then login to the network.
Following details gives users more information regarding points to keep in mind when setting up broadband connection on Windows 7:
- Set up firewall
- Verify drivers
- Remove infections
Set up firewall
All Windows 7 users setting up broadband connection on their systems are advised to set up the firewall at the same time of the connection. Windows 7 has a two way firewall and this firewall would prevent malware from coming into the system and also prevent unwanted applications from sending data from the system. All Windows 7 users setting up broadband connection on their systems are advised to set up the firewall at the same time of the connection.
All Windows 7 users setting up broadband connection on their systems are suggested to check the network drivers installed on the system. Network drivers include Ethernet drivers and also modem drivers. The status of drivers installed on the system can be checked using Device Manager of the system. Users are recommended to also check the drivers for updates and make sure drivers are of the latest series.
Before starting with the setting up of broadband connection on Windows 7 systems, users are requested to make sure that the system does not have any malware infections within the system. Windows 7 users are recommended to scan the system for malware using a good malware removal tool. Malware infections such as spyware might immediately send out information from the system (including network passwords) which would result in system getting hijacked.
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