Resolving Internet problems in Microsoft® Windows® 7
Having problems with the use of Internet on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve the problem
Windows 7 is currently one of the best operating system (OS) released by Microsoft. This OS comes with many advanaced features such as Windows Serach, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets and many other features. Windows 7 also has exceptional networking capabilities and the OS even comes with a two-way firewall and an in built security software (Windows Defender) to protect the system from malwares. Nonetheless, some Windows 7 users might face some problems when using Internet on their systems. Internet related issues that might come up on Windows 7 include system not connecting to Internet, connection very slow, connection getting terminated on its own etc. These problems mean that users would not be able to perform any tasks such as downloading or uploading and if the problem has come up when the users were involved in some online transactions, users would also face monetary losses. The Internet related issue on your Windows 7 system might be because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, issues with network drivers installed on the system, incorrect configuration of system firewall etc. The slow Internet and no connectivity problem on Windows 7 means that users would get errors whenever the browser on the system is run saying that the page cannot be displayed.
Following details gives more information regarding tips to fix Internet issue on Windows 7:
- Scan and remove threats
- Check drivers
- Verify network settings
Scan and Remove Threats
Problems with the working of Internet on your system might be because of malware within the system. Malware such as spyware would cause Internet slowdown by eating up all of the bandwidth and malwares such as confickers would also prevent the system from connecting the system to the Internet. Such issues caused by malwares can be resolved by removing the malwares from the system using an updated antivirus program.
Your Windows 7 system connects to the Internet using network cards. Network cards require drivers to function. Drivers are the link between the Windows 7 OS and the network cards and issues with drivers would cause Internet slowdown or not connecting issue. Windows 7 users facing Internet related problems are suggested to check the network drivers installed on the system using device manager. If the drivers are found incorrect or outdated, they would have to be replaced to solve the issue.
There are many network related settings on your Windows 7 system and incorrect configuration of network settings would also cause Internet related issues. The slowdown of Internet might be because of errors within the DNS server provided by the default Internet service provider. Windows 7 users facing Internet related issues are recommended to verify the network/ firewall settings and also change the DNS server from default one to a more reliable server such as Google DNS or Open DNS to solve the issues.
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