Solving Internet issues in Windows® 7

What are the Internet issues in Windows 7? How can they be solved?

The HomeGroup application that was introduced in Windows 7 allows users to connect their computers onto a network so that they can share files between the users. HomeGroup provides password protection to prevent unauthorized intrusion onto the network. The user can block the entry of viruses and other malicious programs into the system by activating the Windows Firewall in Windows 7. Internet Explorer 8 is preinstalled in Windows 7 which delivers better usability and speed. You can also use Windows security systems like Windows Defender and Windows Security Essentials to protect your computer. A number of third party Internet security softwares are also compatible with Windows 7.

Some of the general Internet issues with Windows 7 and the tips to fix them are:

  • Lack of connection

  • Check physical components

  • Update device drivers

Lack of connection

A major issue that will appear while you upgrade from the previous versions of Windows to Windows 7 with respect to the Internet is the lack of a connection. This can occur due to several reasons like a lack of improper physical connection of the accessories related to a network connection and lose of device drivers. In such a situation the user will not be able use the Internet in Windows 7.

Check physical components

A lack of an Internet connection will occur if the hardware device associated with the network connection is not connected properly. Any improper connection between the devices like the cables, the modem and the adaptor can result in the failure of an Internet connection in Windows 7. Please ensure that you connect all the hardware parts properly as given the manual and then try once again to setup a network connection.

Update device drivers

When you upgrade to Windows 7, some of the device drivers of the network adapter will not be compatible and will cause disruptions in the network connection. Also because of some power outages or virus intrusions the network adapter drivers may become corrupt. You need to download and install the updates for the network adapter drivers to resolve this issue. You can either download it using Windows Updates or from the website of the manufacturer of the network adapter.

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