Windows® 7 wireless connection problems
Having issues while connecting Windows 7 to wireless network? Find out how to solve them
Windows 7 is one of the best operating system from Microsoft. This operating system has many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Search and more. It is ideal for you, if you like to stay connected throughout. Wireless networks have gained popularity in the recent past. Such immense popularity of wireless networks can be attributed to the fact that they provide you with the freedom of mobility. As the name suggests, these do not need wires or cables to connect with the system. Your Windows 7 system can be easily configured to connect to a wireless network. Nevertheless, there are some issues that may come up while connecting your Windows 7 system to a wireless network. These may include system not connecting at all, error messages when connecting to wireless network, connection getting frequently terminated, connection being very slow and more. Your Windows 7 system may not be able to connect to a wireless network because of several reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with some of the wireless drivers installed in the system, issues with system files associated with the drivers.
Given below are the details to give you more information regarding tips to solve Windows 7 wireless issues:
- Remove malware
- Check wireless drivers
- Repair operating system
Malware infections are known to cause issues while connecting Windows 7 to wireless networks. Malware prevent system from connecting to a network which will prevent you from retrieving malware removal information from the network or downloading a malware removal tool. Such problems caused by malware can be fixed by removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus.
Check wireless drivers
Wireless network cards on your Windows 7 system require wireless drivers. Drivers are the link between the wireless network card and the operating system and any issues with the wireless drivers will directly affect the functioning of the wireless cards. If your Windows 7 is unable to connect to a wireless network, you can check the wireless drivers installed on the system and if the drivers are found illegitimate, outdated or incompatible, they will have to be replaced with suitable genuine ones to solve the issue.
If some of the system files associated with the working of wireless network cards on your Windows 7 system gets damaged in some way, then the system will not connect to the network. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by repairing the Windows 7 operating system using the default operating system repair tool and if the problem has come up very recently, users can also try restoring the system to previous restore point (when there were no connectivity issues) to solve the problem.
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