Wireless Connection Issues in Windows® 7
Get to know more about resolving wireless network related issues in Windows 7
Windows 7 is one of the new generation operating systems from Microsoft. This OS comes packed with many advanced features and options. Windows 7 has been specifically designed for network based users who like to stay connected for long hours. Windows 7 also comes with features such as two-way firewall and in built Windows Defender security application to ensure that malware or other threats would infiltrate into the system when connected via a network. Any Windows 7 computer that has a wireless network card can connect to wireless networks easily. Setting up and using wireless networks on Windows 7 is very easy. However, there are some problems that might come with the use of wireless networks in Windows 7. These include connection being very slow, connection getting frequently disconnected and problems with wireless network showing signs like system freezing when connecting to a wireless network, etc. Such problems with use of wireless networks are usually caused by reasons such as malware infections within the system, firewall blocking the connection, issues with wireless drivers installed on the system, some problems with system files associated with the wireless drivers and so on.
Following explains more about troubleshooting issues with wireless networks in Windows 7:
- Remove Malware
- Verify Drivers
- Check Network Related Settings
Malware are known to cause problems when connecting an infected computer to a network. This is applicable for Windows 7 too. If your computer operating on Windows 7 got infected with a very bad malware such as spyware, then they would be running in the background of the connection and consuming bandwidth, slowing down the connection. Such problems with wireless networks can be resolved by removing the malware in the system using an antivirus program like Norton Antivirus.
In order for your computer operating on Windows 7 to connect to a wireless network, the system must have wireless network card drivers. Wireless drivers are the software that act as communication link between the network card and the OS. If the wireless drivers installed on the system are illegitimate, outdated or of the wrong specification, issues would come up when connecting a system to wireless network. All Windows 7 users having wireless network issues are advised to verify the wireless drivers and if they are not found meeting the requirements, they would have to be replaced with correct ones to solve the problems.
There are many network related settings (such as access points) on Windows 7 and if even one of them is incorrectly configured, problems would come when connecting system to wireless network. Similarly, users are also advised to check the settings of the security software as well as firewall to make sure that they are not blocking the connection. If the settings have been configured incorrectly, reverting them to default settings would solve the issue.
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