Causes of Slow Internet Connection on Windows® 7
Why does an Internet connection run slow on Windows 7?
An Internet connection slowing down on Windows 7 is not always because of the Operating System. A slow connection may be caused by several other problems. To solve issues with Windows 7, you should browse the Internet with the help of a compatible web browser with the Operating System. Internet Explorer 8 is highly recommended for Windows 7, along with other web browsers like Mozilla Firefox. But you should always choose Internet Explorer as your default web browser. There are certain other factors that affect the Internet connection on Windows 7 Operating Systems. The factors range from hardware issues, like modem problems to software issues like browser complaints. Viruses also cause a slow computer. Downloading files may take more time or may stop the process immediately when you open multiple tabs or multiple downloading options.
Discussed below are some points related with a slow Internet connection on Windows 7:
- Symptoms of the issue
- Ways to fix the issue
Symptoms of the issue
A slow Internet connection problem on Windows 7 can be experienced while browsing itself. The symptoms of this issue includes slow loading of pages, pages stuck on the tab itself, downloading of files takes more time. You need to restart the system when the browser window gets stuck. The appearance of a blank screen when you open a new tab also indicates the slow down problem. Pages may unable to load after sometime, and stop you from connecting to the Internet.
Damaged modems can cause slow down issues while browsing Internet on Windows 7. A connection failure due to a bad DSL or dial up settings can also cause Windows 7 to slow down. Virus attacks like adware and spyware that enter the system through various false websites also causes slow down issues with the Internet connection.
Modems that do not work well on the network should be replaced with faster devices. Connection issues like cable installation or telephone line problems should be fixed. You should use a broadband Internet connection to establish a fast connection. The system should be protected with an Internet security suite that gives protection from viruses and malware over the Internet.
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