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Windows 7: Wireless Icon not working properly

17 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Wireless Icon not working properly

I've recently upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate in the last 2 weeks. When I connected to wireless, everything would work accordingly. It would show me how much bars I had. Now when I connect to a wireless network the icon appears with a "red X" over it. When i click on the wireless sign it shows the available networks and shows which one I am connected to. It says I am not connected even though I am connected through a wireless network and am using the internet. This problem never really occured to me until my friend made a Network Bridge (MAC Bridge Miniport) to use with his xbox. I also have a "Local Area Connection" Adaptor. I turned the Local Area Connection and Network Bridge off and then my wireless sign showed a orange star-like symbol over the bars instead of a red X. It says "networks available" constantly, and once again when I click on it, it says I am connected to a wireless network, only this time the internet doesn't work (even though it says I'm connected).

I've tried rolling back the wireless driver (RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card) but that didn't fix the problem. I also tried going to "run" and opening "services.msc" and trying all 4 different options in "network location awareness". I also tried this while in safe mode with networking. I am not a computer "Genius" but I do know whats working, whats not, and most of the time, how to fix it. This time though the problem seems like a software/virus/coding problem that I'm not capable of fixing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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