Details of wireless Internet options for Windows® 7
What are the features of wireless Internet options in Windows 7?
A wireless Internet connection in Windows 7 supports a high-speed wireless Internet connection via base stations like a cellular network. This technology may provide high-speed accessibility to the Internet. With advanced wireless Internet technology, a wireless Internet connection is available anywhere. 802.11 b technology also called Wi-Fi is used by wireless service providers. To setup your wireless network in Windows 7, you need to have a broadband Internet connection and modem, wireless router, wireless network adapters. The basic requirement included is a WLAN driver which can be installed on your system. Once you have all the equipment, you need to setup your modem and Internet connection. After that, put your wireless router somewhere where it can receive the strongest signal with the least amount of interference. Then connect your laptop or desktop computer to your wireless network. In order to connect Windows 7 to the Internet, it features a wireless hotspot finder.
Here are the problems that may arise while setting up a wireless connection and ways to fix them:
- Features of wireless Internet options
- Corrupt WLAN driver
- Improper network settings
Features of wireless Internet options
In Windows 7 Operating Systems, wireless connectivity can be easily obtained. Windows 7 comes with built-in features such as virtual private network that helps network connectivity. These Internet options help to provide a wireless network which enables you to quickly share files and folders. Wireless routers help to provide wireless Internet. In order to view Internet Options in Windows 7, select 'Control Panel' and choose 'Network and Sharing Center'.
Corrupt WLAN driver
Your WLAN driver can get corrupt due to several reasons and you can face issues with your wireless Internet connection as a result. Viruses and other malware programs are the main reason for a corrupt WLAN driver. These viruses have the ability to alter critical Windows files as well as installed user programs and, sometimes data and documents. WLAN driver files can get affected by viruses. This can create various issues like configuration failure, error messages while configuring etc.
Use of improper security settings can cause serious issues with your wireless Internet connection. When you use default settings on the router, anyone can connect to your wireless network and steal your bandwidth. WPA security uses stronger encryption methods than WEP. While using WEP, it results in unauthorized party hacking into your wireless network. Improper configuration in your security settings can also prevent network computers from accessing the Internet through your router.
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