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Tips On How To Fix The Network Connection

Updated on January 26, 2016

Connection problems may be related to the service provided by the ISP that we hired. However, even if the ADSLis working properly and our home phone wiring is in order, there are a number of aspects that we take into account to make a diagnosis of the problem and to thus put a solution.

Along these lines we will review the most fundamental, while analyze failures concerning the browser and other applications that make heavy use of on-line connection.

Rapid Diagnosis From The Router

If Internet does not work and the router is in another room or their drivers seem to indicate that the service is active, to ping one of the servers online is a quick and effective way to make a diagnosis. With it, you'll see if the connection does not work at all or why you can not access the Internet. There should be more specific problems such as bugs in the software you are using, an infection caused by malware or misconfiguration of Firewall, and so on.

Thanks to the ping utility, which is included with Windows, you can send ICMP request messages embedded in IP data packets that include an ID number and a series of digits 32 bits. After sending a response from the server, which will also include a sequence of 32 bits, must match that of the packet sent will await.

So this test is done to find cmd.exe using the search box on the Start menu. Then open the tool and type the word ping followed by the name of a website you seamlessly connect soles (eg ping

If the test is positive, it will show the response time of the connection, which will help you assess your speed. If, however, the message Ping request shown could not find the host, the problem probably lies in the router in the wiring in the WiFi or other issues that we will discuss below.

Problems With The Telephone Wiring

If there is no connection at all, restart the router and the computer, which is the most obvious solution, and often the most effective. However, if this does not work and you suspect the problem lies in the first one, pay attention to the pilot indicating the status of the line. If this is off or flashes slowly, the device is trying to synchronize the ADSL signal that you provide to your ISP. If the latter confirms to you that there is no connection issues in your area, try restarting the router, but this time wait for two or three minutes between reset and restart.

If you continue without connection, check the connections and wiring. Keep in mind that too much microfilter connected to your home network may cause contingencies, so that at first try to disconnect all phones that employ them. Subsequently, if the connection is successful, you go one by one until reconnecting to certify which one is causing the issue.

If that does not work and you believe that the problem may be due to the telephone wiring in a house, locate the network termination point or PTR, which is the small box that defines the outer wall where it ends and where yours begins. It is a direct connection you can connect toyour router. Thus, you can perform tests along which the wiring in your home and other devices that feed your installation.

Also use the configuration and diagnostic utilities including your router entering the menu the same way. Often, it is sufficient for you to type in your browser, and enter the username and password of an administrator. Once there, check the status of your PC from which you connect and be sure that you have not assigned restrictions.

WiFi Connection Errors

If the WiFi connection does not work, again the first step is to restart the router and the computer, keeping them off two to three minutes before you turn them on again. If you can not recover the connection, and wireless network card is integrated into the computer itself, make sure it is activated.

Often, especially on laptops, you can turn on and off via a button on the computer itself or a keyboard shortcut. Also, through the BIOS if you want to decide if the wireless network card will be started by default with the equipment or operation, you'll need to activate it manually.

A common case is that the computer, finding the router on at some point, you have chosen automatically by using a network, is not yours (for example, a neighbor who has no security enabled), which is of course, arises problems and erodes performance.

Make sure it is not entering the network administrator that came with your external card, or the Control Panel. In the second case, click Network and Internet, and then clickManage wireless networks. Check that your network is shown and connect to it.

Beware Of Security

Similarly it is an imperative that you keep updated the firmware of your router, it is very convenient to always use the latest drivers for your network card. You can find some of them as well as helpful in this regard, through the download page ADSL, and verify the versions of your drivers through the Device Manager accessible through the Team Properties window.

In this way, you will maximize compatibility with the latest safety standards. If your WiFi router has a WPA2 security and, despite having updated the drivers, your device only supports WPA, you will have no choice but to change the standard. Alternatively, you can disable the internal wireless network card and WiFi and purchase an external USB device for very little money.

On the other hand, if you reduce the security, you do not activate more than intrusion detector. Running Windows XP is difficult to find a more effective application like free AirSnare although users of Windows Vista and 7 can opt for Wireless Network Watche v1.31.

Trick Network Diagnostics in Windows 7

If your firmware and your drivers are current and you are still experiencing problems, whether in a wired or wireless, try running the Windows Network Diagnostics. To do this, open the Control Panel, go to Network and Internet access Center Network and Sharing.

There, click on your connection and then the Diagnose button. Click Next on the various steps of the wizard and attempt to lend assistance. It will generate a report. If you can not provide this for you, you can use the information gathered for assistance in forums such as ADSL Help.

Trick Slow Link Via LAN

If you access the Internet through a local network browsing and file transfer are carried out slowly, in some cases by disabling remote differential compression, will speed up the process. This service performs data compression in real time to save bandwidth, but, in practice, the compression and decompression operations can be more harmful than beneficial to the overall performance.

To disable the service, access the Control Panel from the Start menu and enter Software.Then click the Enable text or disable Windows features, the Programs and Features section. In the window that opens, uncheck the Remote Differential Compression on the left and press the OK button. To ensure that the changes are applied, restart Windows.

Web Pages Are Slow To Open

If you experience a slowness to resolve Internet addresses or costs you open certain pages, it is possible that your ISP is experiencing failures related to the routing of external addresses, or DNS servers on your network settings are having trouble.

DNS has been developed primarily to provide parental control and protection against harmful sites, DNS servers provide to overcome problems or to certify that they are caused by the server that you use regularly.

After enrolling in the service and clicking on the link sent to your email address, replace your primary DNS server for your DNS and secondary server by following the steps listed in the instructions. Then access your account from the browser and enter the Settings tab to outline the operation and define the type of your protection and enjoy.

Applications With Restricted Access

Firewalls are an essential program to protect our connection to the Network tool. However, the configuration you have enabled depends mostly on yje programs that you use to access the Internet. Sometimes when you define for your firewall or a form of self-learning autoconfiguration, it automatically decides that a particular program is unreliable and their partially or totally restrict privileges.

If one of your applications experience problems connecting to the network while the other normally transfers information, first, make sure that your software firewall is not blocking it.You can refine this aspect of entering Windows Firewall Control Panel and then accessing System and Security. However, PC Tools Firewall Plus 7 is also free, and gives you greater protection and a broader range of options.

To configure the Network, access an application in the firewall, click on Applications in the main menu and use the dropdown shown next to its name.

Unwanted Bars In The Browser

It is increasingly common for free applications, including some of the most reputable, add to our browser by default toolbars and other add-ons which in many cases will do nothing to hinder navigation.

In certain cases they may prevent downloading files and performing other operations that we conduct regularly. To disable plug-ins that affect your installation of Mozilla Firefox, display the menu in the upper left corner and access Ins., then Extensions. Click on the plugin in question with the right mouse button and on the shortcut menu select Delete on the shortcut menu.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can also disable unwanted add-ons through the icon which appears in the upper right end of the interface, labeled with a gear. After clicking on it, enter the Manage Add-ons option and access to Toolbars and Extensions section.Click on the plug-in with the right mouse button and select Disable on the shortcut menu.

Replacement Of Search Engine

Virtually all latest browsers offer the possibility of default search engine by typing terms in the address bar itself. However, certain programs and freeware tools have a negative counterpart: if we do not pay attention during installation to disable the relevant options, and we give them all control, will replace our favorite by Google or another search engine.

To restore your favorite in Mozilla Firefox, click on the icon shown in the far right of the search box and select Manage Search Engines. In the window that opens press the Up button until the top of the list.

Then mark the engines you do not want to use and click Delete to delete them. To access the equivalent option in Internet Explorer, go to Manage Add-ons section and click Search Providers.

Cast Improper Bandwidth

It is increasingly common that we seize on the computer to upload or download large files in the background, running applications such popular support as may be Dropbox, direct download managers such as jDownloader or BitTorrent clients such as the popular uTorrent.

By default, most of these programs use the entire bandwidth as a possible cover, so that, if we are navigating or performing other operations that use the network connection, speed transmission data will slow down and greatly decrease performance bond.

Faced with the most exhaustive choice of closing applications loading or just unloading, it is often preferable to limit the maximum bandwidth at which we will be allowed to enjoy the same speed. The vast majority of programs can refine this aspect through sections labeled Connection or Bandwidth in their setup menus.

Remove Spyware And Malware

Internet is a source of common spyware and malware, and since malicious applications are spread through the Internet, it is not surprising that they are robbing wide bandwidth and causing problems.

Sometimes, moreover, they send and receive other information packets in the background without our knowledge, which is not only a serious threat to the privacy of our files and data, but also make the connection slow. Finally, sometimes the malware will prevent us from connecting to websites related to security issues against disinfection software.

In short, so that nothing interferes with the proper functioning of our connection it is essential to have a good antivirus. If yours does not detect anomalies and suspicious programs causing connection problems due to your browser, or your operating system is infected, 2HijackThis can be helpful. This tiny application developed by Trend Micro performs an analysis of the system and shows all processes and applications that run when you boot Windows 7, the web browser, and so on.

Choose the Save log option to generate a report in text format by which you can call for help in forums such as InfoSpyware or VirusZone. Once you've figured out what is harmful, mark them. Then, using the Fix checked button, you can remove them. However, proceed with extreme caution because the reports that generates no distinction between malware and software is essential to the proper functioning of the computer tool.

Another excellent application on this line is SysInspector1.2. To protect your browser against malware you can use SpybotSearch & Destroy2.0 Beta.


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