Internet connection issues in Windows® 7 system
Is your Windows 7 system not connecting to the Internet? Find out how to solve the problem.
Internet connects majority of computers in existence. Internet allows computers to share data and information with each other and without Internet connectivity, the system functioning would be limited. Windows 7 is a very network friendly operating system. Windows 7 comes preinstalled with Internet Explorer 8 and also with features such as two-way firewall, Windows Defender so that users would have extra security when online. The OS is also simple to configure for the Internet and even users with very little computer knowhow can use it. Nonetheless, there are some issues that might come up with the use of Internet on Windows 7. These issues include Internet not at all connecting, very slow connection, errors during connection, connection getting automatically disconnected. Such problems might be because of many reasons. Some of them include malware infections within the system, problems with LAN or network drivers on the system, incorrect configuration of security settings or firewall. The Windows 7 not connecting to Internet might be also because of problems with the hardware connecting the system to the network.
Following detail gives users more information regarding ways to fix Windows 7 not connecting to the Internet issue:
- Check network drivers
- Verify network settings
- Check hardware connections
Check network drivers
Drivers are the link between the network cards on your system and the Windows 7 OS. Any problem with the network drivers installed on the system would directly affect the functioning of the network card and cause Internet not connecting issue. All Windows 7 users having system not connecting to Internet are advised to check the network drivers that are installed on the system using the 'device manger.' If the drivers are found incorrect/illegitimate/outdated or corrupted, they would have to be replaced with suitable genuine drivers to solve the issue.
Verify network settings
There are many network related settings on Windows 7. If even one of these settings (such as Access points) are not properly configured, system would fail to connect to the Internet. Windows 7 users experiencing issues when connecting Windows 7 to the Internet are suggested to verify the network settings on the system. It is also recommended that users check the firewall settings and make sure that the firewall is permitting the system connection. If the issue seems to have come up after some settings were altered, then reverting them back to default values would solve the issue.
Internet connectivity to your Windows 7 system is brought in through some hardware components. Users having Internet not connecting problem are advised to check the network related hardware components such as wires, connecting pins and also ensure that the connections to the router is secure. If any of the connecting hardware is found damaged, it would have to be replaced to solve the issue.
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