Resolve slow Internet connectivity in Windows® 7
Windows 7 comes with the latest of Internet Explorer browser and features such as in-built security software and two-way firewall to protect users from Internet related threats when they are online for long hours at a stretch. Sometimes users might face issues while connecting their Windows 7 computers to the Internet. Issues such as slow connections, connections getting disrupted, errors during connection are very common. Out of the above mentioned problems, connections being slow can be very frustrating as it would not let users finish their work quickly and effectively. Slow connections would also result in connection being reset over time and subsequent data loss (in case users were involved in tasks such as uploading/downloading). Slow Internet connection on Windows 7 might be because of malware infections, problems with the browser being used, Issues with the server provided by the Internet Service provider, application consuming all of the bandwidth etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information to fix slow Internet connection problems in Windows 7:
- Change Internet settings
- Remove all malware
- Reinstall adapter driver
Change Internet settings
There are many different Internet settings on Windows 7 and these can be changed to fix slow Internet connection problem in Windows 7. All Windows 7 users having slow connection problems can change the DNS server (by accessing Networking TAB in properties of the network connections in use. The default DNS server can be changed to some other reliable DNS servers such as Open DNS which would greatly improve the speed of the connection on the system.
Remove all malware
Malware are known to have capabilities to slow down Internet connectivity speed on a computer. This is applicable for Windows 7 users too. If your computer operating on Windows 7 got infected with a serious malware, then the malware might be sending out information to the source of the malware causing the slow down of the connection. Removing the malware using an updated antivirus program would resolve this issue.
Your computer operating on Windows 7 connects to the Internet using high speed network adapters within the system. These adapters require drivers to function. If the drivers installed on your system got damaged or corrupted in any way, the connectivity speed would be greatly reduced. Such issues can be easily resolved by reinstalling the network adapter drivers (Ethernet or Wireless network card).
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