Resolving LAN Problems in Windows® 7
Are you having LAN related issues on Windows 7? Find out how to solve them.
LAN or Local Area Network is a connectivity technology that allows users to connect computers and share data. LAN was confined to a small number of computers but modern day LAN technology allows users to connect very large numbers of computers and these computers need not to be geographically close. Windows 7 is a network based operating system and is ideal for users who like to stay connected via LAN. Your computer operating on Windows 7 can be easily connected to any network as there are no complicated procedures involved in setting up a LAN. Windows 7 also comes with a two-way firewall and an in-built Windows Defender security software to ensure that malicious programs would not come into the system when connected via a local area network. However, some Windows 7 users might face some problems when connecting the system via LAN. These problems include connection getting terminated on its own, errors during connection, very slow connection speeds, system freeze when connecting to LAN etc. Such issues are usually because of problems such as malware infections within the system, LAN driver related problems, issues with some of the system files associated with LAN etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to fix issues with LAN on Windows 7 computers:
- Remove malware
- Check LAN drivers
- Repair operating system
Problems that occur while connecting your Windows 7 computer to a local area network might be because of the presence of malware within the system. Malware are known to cause such problems by infecting the system files so that users would not be able to retrieve any malware removal information or use remote assistance to remove the infections. Such malware related LAN issues on Windows 7 can be easily resolved by removing the malware from the system using an antivirus program.
Check LAN drivers
The LAN components on Windows 7 require drivers to function. Drivers are the communication link between the components and the Windows 7 OS. Without them, the OS would not be able to understand the results produced by the hardware. All Windows 7 users facing LAN related issues are advised to check the LAN drivers installed on the system (for compatibility, authenticity and type specification). If the LAN drivers are found not meeting the requirements, then replacing them with up-to-date proper drivers would solve the problems.
Issues that occur while connecting your Windows 7 to a LAN might be also because of some problems with system files associated with the drivers. In such cases, the problem can be only resolved by repairing the Windows 7 OS using default OS repair tool. If the LAN related problem seems to have come up recently, then users can also try restoring the system to an earlier time to solve the problems and get LAN connecting properly.
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