Resolving Windows® 7 not Connecting to Internet Issue
Are you not able to connect your Windows 7 system to Internet? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 is ideal for all kinds of users including those users who like to stay online for long hours at a stretch. Internet connects billions of computers around the world and helps the connected computers share data with each other. Windows 7 even comes with a two-way firewall and a security software (Windows Defender) so that system would be well protected from malware even when connected to Internet. Among the problems that might come up with the use of Windows 7, system not connecting to Internet is a common one. The Windows 7 OS installed on your computer might not be connecting to Internet because of reasons such as problems with the network drivers installed on the system, issues with system files associated with the network drivers, improper configuration of firewall/ network settings, malware infections within the system. If users are not able to connect Windows OS to Internet, the functioning of the OS would be affected and users would not be able to update the OS or the security software to protect the system from latest threats. Symptoms of the problem include error messages when connecting the system to Internet, system freeze when connecting to Internet etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to resolve Windows 7 not connecting to Internet issue:
- Remove infection
- Check network settings/ firewall
- Check network drivers
Your computer operating on Windows 7 might not be connecting to Internet because of malware infections within the system. Malware such as Confickers are known to cause such problems by infecting critical system/ browser files and changing their working characteristics. Malware cause such problems so that users would not be able to download any malware removal tools or find out malware removal instructions. Removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program would resolve such problems and get the system connected.
Check network settings/ firewall
There are many network related settings on Windows 7 and if they are not configured correctly, system would not connect to the Internet. All Windows 7 users having problems connecting their systems to Internet are recommended to check the network settings such as access points and also check the settings of the firewall. Users have to configure the firewall in such a way that it does not totally block the Internet connection to the system.
The network card in your Windows 7 system requires drivers. Any problems with the network drivers installed on the system mean that the system would not connect to the Internet/ network. If the network drivers are found illegitimate/ outdated or incorrect, then the drivers would have to be replaced with suitable proper ones to resolve the issue and get the system connected.
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