Resolving Issue of Internet Working Slowly in Windows® 7
What steps would you take if the Internet connection in your Windows 7 computer becomes slow?
Internet connects billions of computers around the world. It has even more number of web pages containing information and computers connected via Internet can share and access these information with each other. Windows 7 has good networking capabilities. The Operating System (OS) comes with an inbuilt Windows Defender security application and also a two-way firewall that can protect the system when users are online. Internet Explorer 8 has also been integrated into the OS for viewing web pages. Despite all these features, some Windows 7 users might face some problems while using Internet. These issues include system not connecting to Internet, very slow connectivity, appearance of error messages while connecting to Internet, connection terminating etc. Very slow Internet connectivity in Windows 7 is a common issue that can be resolved very easily. The slow connectivity issue would also result in the disconnection of the downloading/uploading of a program. The Internet connectivity in your Windows 7 system might be slow because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, some applications consuming all of the bandwidth, issues with the network drivers used, problems with the default Internet service provider, and so on.
Following details give users more information regarding ways to fix slow Internet connectivity issue in Windows 7:
- Reconfigure Internet settings
- Check services
- Update network drivers
Reconfigure Internet settings
The slow working of the Internet in your Windows 7 system might happen because of issues with the network connection such as errors within the DNS server in use. In such cases, the problem can be solved by changing the DNS server in use from the default one provided by the ISP to a better one such as Google DNS or Open DNS. This would help fix errors effectively and speed up the Internet connectivity.
The excessive slowdown of the Internet connectivity in your Windows 7 system could also be caused by some applications or services running in the background that might be eating up all of the Internet bandwidth. Windows 7 users experiencing the slow Internet problem are advised to check the services or programs active on the system by using the task manager and then terminating any Internet-based application that is consuming bandwidth. Users must also search for any suspicious activities like malware infection. Spyware can also cause Internet connectivity slowdown. Terminating the Internet-based appellation and removing the malware by using a malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes Antimalware would help resolve the issue.
Your Windows 7 system connects to the Internet with the help of network cards. Network drivers link the network cards with the Windows 7 OS and if the network drivers are not capable of sustaining the communication between the network cards and the OS, the Internet connection in the system would slow down. Such issues can be resolved by replacing the network drivers with updated ones.
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