Network Authentication Issues in Windows® 7
What are the causes and symptoms of network authentication issues in Windows 7? How can we fix these issues?
Windows 7 is a versatile Operating System, designed and developed by the Microsoft Corporation. Windows 7 is bundled with many advanced features and benefits that were unavailable in previous Windows Operating Systems. It also offers advanced computing experience and easy user interface. The advanced features include handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks and improved performance with multi-core processors. Windows 7 is available in six different editions: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. Homegroups is a new feature designed for home and small business networks. It simplify sharing files and resources among a small number of computers.
Following are the causes, symptoms, and the tips to resolve network authentication issues in Windows 7:
- Tips to resolve
You may face issues with the network authentication in your Windows 7 Operating System based computer. The authentication is necessary to access the Internet connection. The network authentication used depends on the size of the network. The authentication process of all network connections require a username and password. In some cases, the user may forgot the login name or password. Therefore, a user can not access the network connection. This issue also occurs because of mismatched authentication settings. You may face similar problem, if your system is affected by malware.
The main symptom of this issue in your Windows 7 based computer is the difficulty in accessing the network. You may face issues in changing the settings or configuring your network. You will be unable to login to your network even if you enter the correct username or password.
Fixing the network authentication problem is simple and you can do it on your own. If your system is infected by malware, you can update your antivirus program, run a system scan and remove all the malware from the computer. If you face issues with the username and password, then reset the network connection and create a new username and password. You can temporarily turn off the Windows 7 firewall. To turn the firewall on or off, open the Control Panel. Then click the Windows Firewall icon and modify the setting on the left.
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