Internet Connection Issues in Windows® 7
Are you facing problems with Internet connection on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve these problems.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. This operating system comes with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Gadgets and so on. Windows 7 also has excellent networking capabilities. With Windows 7, users would be able to make use of network bandwidth allocation as there are very few network related services with operating system. Nonetheless, there are some problems that might come up with the use of network connectivity on Windows 7. Some of the common issues that are known to come up include system not connecting, connection not stable, error messages while connecting, slow connection, etc. Problems with the use of Internet on your Windows 7 system might be because of many reasons such as spyware infections within the system, problems with the network drivers installed on the system, too many unwanted services running in the background, incorrect configuration of network related settings etc. Such problems would cause users to lose data on which they were working on.
Following are the ways to solve Internet connection issues with Windows 7:
- Check network drivers
- Reconfigure network settings
- Check active services
Check network drivers
Like all other computers, even your Windows 7 system requires a network card to connect to Internet. Network card on your Windows 7 system requires drivers to function. Drivers are the link between the network card and Windows 7. Any issues with the network card installed on the system would cause Internet related problems to occur. The usersof Windows 7 facing problems with the use of Internet are advised to check the network drivers installed on the system using device manager. If the network drivers have some issues or the drivers are incompatible or outdated, the drivers would have to be updated or reinstalled to solve the issues.
Reconfigure network settings
There are some network related settings on Windows 7 and all these settings have to be properly configured for the network connection to work. Some of these settings include IP address in use, DNS server, access points and so on. The users of Windows 7 facing Internet related problems are advised to check the network related settings on system and reconfigure them appropriately. Users also have to check the firewall settings to configure them. Tissue might be because of errors within the DNS server in use, and such problems can be resolved by changing the DNS server in use to a more reliable server such as Open DNS.
Internet connectivity issues on Windows 7 might be because of problems caused by some active services running in the background. All the users of Windows 7 are suggested to check the active services and if some malware related services are found, they would have to be terminated, and then removed using a malware removal tool. Users are also advised to disable automatic update services so that the Internet bandwidth consumption would be less during the connection period resulting in connectivity speed up.
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