Troubleshooting Wireless Network Issues in Windows® 7
Do you want to know the tips to troubleshoot wireless network issues in Windows 7 based computer system?
Majority of computers are connected via some networks. Computers connected with a network can share data with each other. Wireless networks have become very popular in the recent times. Wireless networks provide users with the freedom of mobility as users will be able to stay online even while on the move. Wireless networks totally eliminate the need for wires and cables. If your computer installed with Windows 7 has a wireless network card, the system can be used for connecting to any wireless network. Although, configuring Windows 7 operating system for wireless networks is relatively simple, there are some problems that may come up with the use of wireless networks. These include wireless network being very slow, wireless network getting frequently disconnected, system unable to detect a wireless network within range, system unable to establish connections with wireless networks, etc. Problems with wireless networks on Windows 7 may be because of many reasons, including installation of wrong wireless network card, malware infections, incorrect configuration of wireless network settings, problems with system files associated with wireless networks and so on.
Here are some tips to troubleshoot wireless network issues on Windows 7:
- Check drivers
- Remove infections
- Verify network settings
Wireless network cards are essential for connecting to a wireless network. Like other hardware components on a computer, even wireless network cards installed on your Windows 7 system requires wireless drivers. So, you are recommended to check the wireless drivers installed on the system to make sure that they are authentic, compatible and of the correct version. If the drivers are found at fault, they will have to be replaced with genuine ones to solve the issue.
Malware are capable of causing issues with network connectivity on a system. So, you are suggested to run the antivirus program installed on the system and scan for malware. Removing malware from the system will automatically resolve the wireless network problems in Windows 7 based computer system.
Verify network settings
Incorrect configuration of network settings will cause problems while connecting your Windows 7 system to a wireless network. So, you are advised to verify the network settings, such as access point in use and IP address. You must also check the settings of the firewall and security software settings to make sure they are not blocking the network. If some changes to the networks settings had brought up the problem, configuring the default settings will solve the issue.
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