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Windows 7: the wifi in the task bar shows as networks are available

29 Dec 2011   #1
boody1236

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
the wifi in the task bar shows as networks are available

hello the wifi icon in my task bar shows as i m not connected to a network. it shows the yellow star although i m connected to a network. the picture shows that i m connected to a network with a name blink but still the icon shows the yellow star. it should show the signal of the network. thx




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29 Dec 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I had this problem with my belkin wireless device.
It seems meaningless.
Reinstalling the app made it work right for a few days, but it just went back to doing that again.
Despite that problem it has always worked normally though.
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29 Dec 2011   #3
boody1236

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

thx. me either it always work. what u did is to keep uninstalling the driver than reinstall it back ?
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29 Dec 2011   #4
Maguscreed

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I finally quit messing with it, as it seems to work fine either way, and you can always check signal just by hovering on it if you want.
Pretty sure it's a problem with the third party driver for the wireless causing the bad tray icon.
It does not seem to affect functionality though.
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