Learn why Internet connection drops on Windows® 7 system
What are the various reasons due to which the Internet connections goes on and of frequently on Windows 7 system? How can the problem be rectified?
Windows 7, the latest Operating system from Microsoft, has many interesting and amazing features. Windows 7 Operating System is capable of delivering an incredible system performance and is user friendly as well. Among the different editions of Windows 7, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition is the most popular. Some of the new features of Windows 7 are Home Group, Jump list, improved taskbar, Windows Live essential, Magnifier, new turn on turn off features. Windows 7 would also help you to recover data of the older versions if you save any wrong version. When there are changes in the wireless power settings, router problems, the DCHP server is unable to find the IP address, or if the system’s registry is corrupted you might lose your Internet connection.
The following are ways to fix the issues which lead to frequent Internet connection dropping:
- Check your power settings
- Router and driver problem
- Assign IP address correctly
Check your power settings
The first thing to do is, check the wireless card‘s power. Right click on My computer and select Hardware from properties and after that click on the Device manager. Then under Network adapters you would have to find your Wireless card and double click on it and verify that the auto power management settings are not enabled. If it is enabled you would have to disable it. Otherwise, your network card would shutdown and your Internet connection will drop.
Router and driver problem
This is one of the common causes which lead to the dropping of Internet connection. This usually happens due to outdated router firmware and wireless card drivers. To solve this issue you would have to update your router firmware and wireless card drivers. Then while installing the drivers you would have to make sure that the driver matches the hardware configuration of your PC. Otherwise you can't connect to the Internet. Use the Driver Robot option for the purpose.
Sometimes the DHCP server would be unable to assign IP address and as a result of this you won’t be able to log in to your router and your Internet connection drops. Go to the network connections in the Control Panel. Then right click on your Wireless connection and select properties. After that select TCP/IP protocol and edit its properties.
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