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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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10.2. Run the Network Diagnostics Tool to Repair Problems

If you have trouble connecting to or accessing your network, Windows 7 comes with a diagnostics tool that can examine your network and then offer solutions.

Networking in Windows 7 usually works quite well right out of the box. That is, you connect your computer to a wired or wireless network, and you can usually see other computers and work with their shared resources right away without the need for a complex configuration procedure.

However, despite the simple networking interface that Windows 7 presents to you, networks are complex structures with many different hardware and software components working together. If just one of those components stops working or becomes unstable, you ...

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