Windows 7 cannot connect to internet - how to solve the problem?
Are you having problems connecting to internet in your Windows 7 Computer? Windows 7 can automatically fix number of problems relating to internet connection. The problem may be due to a problem in Windows 7, or may be in network set up or it may be with your internet service provider. Here are some solutions to rectify the problems related to internet connection in Windows 7.
This can be tested by going to Tools, then Internet Options, and clicking on the 'Security tab'. Click on Internet and move the slide bar down to t5he bottom ( lowest security ) as shown in the screen shot below.
After moving the slider down completely, click on OK. Now close the IE8 and open it again. Now you should be able to connect to the internet. If it still does not work our, try to uncheck the 'Enable Protected Mode' option. Restart IE8 again and check.
So you can try to update the drivers with latest ones for your network card. Try to install the latest drivers and see if it works. If it still does not work, then you have to install the drivers in compatible mode. This can be done by right-clicking on the executable file, choosing properties,clicking on the compatibility tab and checking the box which says 'Run this program in compatibility mode and then choose the OS.
Go to the 'Control Panel', click on 'Hardware and Sound', and then open 'Device Manager'. Right-click on your network card and choose Uninstall. If prompted to remove the driver, click Yes. Now restart Windows and the default Windows 7 driver will be installed, which might get your connection working again.