Fix Internet Problems in Windows® 7
Tips to fix Windows 7 Internet problems.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating system released by Microsoft. It has many advanced features to fulfill the user's computing needs. Internet Explorer is the web browser included with the Windows 7 Operating system. The common issues that might come up while trying to connect to Internet are loading issues, server not found issues etc. You might also get many error messages such as "DNS can’t find your page" and "not found". Each of this error messages has specific cause and remedy. The error message may be because of the incorrect address or link provided in the address bar. "Not found" message will be displayed because the page may be missing because of some miscoding at the target site. So try after some time. You might also get error message "bad file request" when you try to access some pages which your browser doesn’t support. So try with another web browser.
Let’s discuss about the Internet problems encountered in Windows 7 and methods to fix those problems:
- Slow Internet connection
- Internet connection suddenly stopped working
- Cannot connect to the Internet
Slow Internet connection
Even if your Internet connection is very fast, sometimes it could slow down to a crawl. This may happen because of several reasons. If you are using dial-up connection then use a fast modem and have a good phone line, so that you can enjoy fast Internet connection. Windows provides a built-in troubleshooter which will automatically find and fix common connection problems. If you are using wireless network for improving the speed, get closer to the access point and be sure that there are no obstacles between your computer and access point. Infections in your computer will also reduce the speed of Internet connection. So use a powerful antivirus to prevent the virus infections.
Internet connection suddenly stopped working
The sudden stopping of the Internet connection may be because of the bad IP address, corrupted DNS cache or potential issues. The bad IP address can be fixed using the IPConfig tool that is built in the Windows. This will show all current IP network configuration values and refreshes DHCP and DNS settings. To fix the corrupted DNS cache problem clear the cache in Windows 7. For that click on the ‘Start’ button. Now click on all programs followed by 'Accessories'. Now right click on the command prompt and ‘Run as administrator’. Type 'ipconfis/flushdns' and press 'Enter'. After the display of confirmation dialog, type 'ipconfig/registerdns' and press 'Enter'. This will register any DNS records that programs have recorded in your host's file. For identifying the potential issues use the network and Internet diagnostic and repair tool in Windows 7. It will take appropriate steps for connecting automatically. For getting this, open 'Control panel' and then click on 'Network and sharing center'. Then click on 'Troubleshoot problems'. A window will get opened; from there, select 'Internet connection'.
If you have any issues while trying to connect to Internet then try by connecting from both wireless and wired connection. Sometimes Windows 7 can itself fix lot of problems which are related to Internet connection. Try by turning off the firewall or antivirus programs running in your system. Sometimes the problem will be with the incompatible drivers. So install drivers in emulation mode and try to connect to the Internet. Issues with the Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 computer can also cause connection issues. So enable the protected mode by clicking on 'Tools', 'Internet options', 'Security' tab and finally on 'Internet'. Click ok when you are done. Then close IE 8 and open it once again. Try to connect to the Internet. If it doesn’t work then uncheck the 'Enable protected mode' option and restart IE again.
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