Fix issues with Internet access in Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve Internet access problems in PC with Windows 7?
Windows 7 comes bundled with some really cool new features which make our lives easier. But at times it may not connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or cannot communicate to network resources on a LAN. The messages in Windows 7 are much more intuitive and you are more likely to fix Internet access problem without any special tools or expert advice. Firstly though, let us take a look at some of the features that Windows 7 introduces which enable us to diagnose Internet access issues. Windows 7 machines take time to allow Internet access up to an hour. You can use any network resources but there is no Internet access under the network screen.
The ways to fix the Internet problem in Windows 7 systems are:
- Problematic link scanning functions
- Turn off firewall or antivirus programs
- Install drivers in emulation mode
Problematic link scanning functions
The main cause of this issue is problematic link scanning functions in various antivirus or malware software packages. Disabling any link scanning components, then restart and check Internet access. You can disable antivirus link scanner and unchecking the enable antivirus box. Look for a similar Web link scanner or web shield component in your antivirus or malware package and temporarily disable it, then restart your computer and check to see if the problem still exists.
Turn off firewall or antivirus programs
One of the common reasons why this problem occurs in new installations of Windows 7 is because of a third-party firewall or antivirus program. Just to make sure it is not that, go ahead and uninstall any of these types of programs. If you have the same program running on another computer like Windows XP or Windows Vista, it may be that if the firewall or antivirus program is not compatible with Windows 7, it can accidentally block connections to the Internet.
If you are installing Windows 7 on a slightly older machine, the problem can be because of incompatible drivers. You can fix this in two ways. First try going to the computer manufacture's website and download the latest drivers for your wireless card. Then install it and see if the problem is fixed. If not, it may need to install the driver in compatible mode. You can do this by right clicking on the executable file, choosing 'Properties', and clicking on the 'Compatibility' tab.
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