Resolve Internet connectivity issue in Windows® 7
Having problems connecting your system operating on Windows 7 to Internet? Find out how to solve the problem.
Internet connects majority of all computers in the world. These connected computers can share data and information between each other. Internet also provides users very vast resource knowledge base that can be used to fix problems with computers. Windows 7 is an Internet specific OS. This implies that the OS has been specifically made for all those users who like to stay online for many hours at a stretch and browser countless websites. Windows 7 comes with a two-way firewall and a security application that would protect the system from all kinds of malware or hackers trying to infect the system. Connecting your computer operating on Windows 7 to Internet is fairly simple and users can connect and use Internet on the system. However, some issues might come up with the use of Internet on Windows 7. These include connection being very slow, connection getting interrupted, errors during connection, system freezing when system is connected to Internet and so on. Such problems are usually caused by malware within the system, incorrect configuration of network settings, installation of incorrect Ethernet/network drivers on the system, problems with system files on Windows 7, improper configuration of firewall etc.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information about tips to solve problems when connecting Windows 7 to Internet:
- Check network settings
- Reconfigure firewall
- Run antivirus program
Check network settings
There are many network related settings on Windows 7 and if even one of them has been configured incorrectly, issues would come up with connecting the system to Internet. All Windows 7 users facing issues when connecting to Internet are advised to check the network settings such as access points to ensure that they are configured properly. If users had made some changes to some network related settings and the problem seems to have come up after that, changing all of the values to default ones would resolve the issue and get system connected.
Firewall is a software that blocks malicious content from coming into the system. Firewall prevents all malware from entering the system and thus protects the users data and the system. However, improper configuration of firewall would block the Internet connection altogether. Windows 7 users experiencing Internet connectivity issues are advised to verify the firewall settings and reconfigure them, if they are blocking the Internet to resolve the problem.
Your Windows 7 computer might not be able to connect to the Internet because of presence of malware in the system. Malware cause this problem so that users would not be able to download or find malware removal information from the Internet. Such issues can be resolved by installing an antivirus program on the system using an installation disc or USB device and then removing the malware.