Why Windows 7 Not Connecting To The Router?

When your Windows 7 computer is not connecting to your wireless router, carry out the troubleshooting instructions mentioned below.

Airplane mode:

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  • STEP : 1 Enable the Airplane mode and then disable it.
  • STEP : 2 Reconnect the Windows 7 computer to the wireless router.

Uninstalling the network adapter driver:

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  • STEP : 1 On the Windows 7 computer, go to the Start menu and type Device Manager in the search bar.
  • STEP : 2 Select the Device Manager option from the displayed search result.
  • STEP : 3 When the Device Manager window opens, click the arrow icon next to Network Adapters on the left panel.
  • STEP : 4 Choose and right-click the wireless adapter driver and click the Uninstall Device option.
  • STEP : 5 After selecting the checkbox beside the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ option, click the Uninstall option.
  • STEP : 6 Make sure to reboot the computer to fix Windows 7 not connecting to the router issue.
  • STEP : 7 Once restarted, the wireless adapter driver will be installed automatically.

Run the network commands:

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  • STEP : 1 Go to the search bar, type Command Prompt, and right-click the Command Prompt option from the search result.
  • STEP : 2 Select the Run as administrator option.
  • STEP : 3 Once the Command Prompt window opens, enter the commands that are given here.
  • STEP : 4 netsh winsock reset
  • STEP : 5 netsh int ip reset
  • STEP : 6 ipconfig/release
  • STEP : 7 ipconfig/renew
  • STEP : 8 ipconfig/flushdns
  • STEP : 9 Finally, restart the Windows 7 computer.

Network troubleshooter:

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  • STEP : 1 Type Troubleshooting in the search column and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
  • STEP : 2 Select the Network and Internet option,followed by the Internet Connection.
  • STEP : 3 Click the Network Adapter option,followed by the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • STEP : 4 This will troubleshoot the network connection issue.

Network settings reset:

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  • STEP : 1 Navigate to the Settings window, select the Network & Internet option, and click the Status option on the left panel.
  • STEP : 2 Click the Network Reset link,followed by the Reset Now button.
  • STEP : 3 This will reset the network settings on the Windows 7 computer.

Disabling IPv6:

  • STEP : 1 Navigate to the system tray, find the network icon, and right-click it.
  • STEP : 2 Choose the Open Network & Internet Settings option and click the Change Adapter Options option on the main panel.
  • STEP : 3 Right-click the wireless adapter and choose the Properties option.
  • STEP : 4 In the Wi-Fi Properties window, remove the checkmark next to the ‘Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) option and click the OK option.
  • STEP : 5 Check if the Windows 7 not connecting to the router problem has been resolved.
  • STEP : 6 If not, restart both your modem and the wireless router.
  • STEP : 7 Also, get help from our technical experts in resolving the Windows 7 not connecting to the router problem by clicking the Call button given below.