Compatibility of Routers Running on Windows® 7
Tips on router compatibility issues with Windows 7.
There are many routers that are compatible with Windows 7. But some are not. You need to install compatible router and driver in your computer. The network would detect the router only when the compatible drivers and the router hardware are installed in the computer. There are many wireless and wired routers available for Windows 7. Some routers are specific to the Operating system and it sometimes causes compatibility issues if Operating system used for the router is changed. Some of the routers that are compatible with Windows 7 are D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme Wireless-N Storage Wireless Router, N 650 Wireless Router, DIR-855 Xtreme N Duo Media Wireless Router, Belkin F6D4230-4 N150 Enhanced Wireless Router etc. You might refer to the manufacturer's website for the compatibility of routers with Windows 7.
The following are the common compatibility issues that occur in routers in Windows 7 systems and their resolution:
- Compatibility issues of router drivers
- No network
- Outdated networking standards
Compatibility issues of router drivers
The router drivers need to be present in Windows 7 for the proper working of the device. The Windows 7 drivers need to be installed according to the make and model of the router. If there are any compatibility issues in the router drivers, then it would hamper the operation of the router.
The network needs to be connected for the router to work properly. Sometimes no signal is visible on the computers under a router. If a router is not compatible with the network, then the router would not be detected at all. Make sure that the Windows 7 Operating System is compatible with the router hardware. You need to go though the installation manual of the router for the compatibility.
The networking standard depends on the computer and the Operating system Installed. Based on the version of Internet Explorer installed in the computer, you need to install the networking standards. When a router is connected to a network, all the computers need to have the same networking standard. Only with this, the network becomes active. Also, install updates in Internet Explorer from time to time.
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