Details of network connections in Windows® 7
What are the various tips to fix network connection related issues in Windows 7?
A computer network connection is a connection between a bunch of computers that are interconnected with the help of communication channels. Network connection provides the user the capability to transfer and collect data to and fro with the computers attached to the network. The users can share information with high class security features in the Windows 7 network connection. You can connect the computers using a optical cable, Ethernet and wireless devices. The different physical components in the network connection are Network Interface Cards, Repeaters, Hubs, Bridges, Switches and Routers. The different kinds of network connections are LAN, WAN and MAN. Local Area Network (LAN) is used to connect a computer which are connected in a local area like office or home. A Wide Area Network is used to achieve network connection over a country or a much larger area.
Issues with Windows 7 network connection and the tips to fix it are:
- Lack of connection
- Check physical connection
- Check firewall
Lack of connection
When there is a failure in the network connection you won’t be able to access the data on the network. This can be due a fault in the physical connection or it can be because of loss of a device drivers associated with the components of the network connection. In such cases you will receive an error message while you try to access the network using a web browser.
Check physical connection
You need to check all the physical components of the network connection like the Ethernet cable and ensure its proper connection to the ports. All the cables should be properly connected to enable a network connection and also confirm that you are using the correct data transfer cables. You need to then check the router which connects the data packages along networks and verify that it is working properly.
When the firewall setting of your computer is changed, it can block you from accessing the network. You need to open the firewall settings and select the required configuration to start the network connection. Also, there are applications that run in the background without your knowledge which can prevent you from accessing the network. Check for such applications and disable them. Also ensure that your system is virus free, because viruses can change the firewall settings and block the network connection.