I'm currently connected to the internet through a wireless network to post this thread. If I open the wireless network connections, under the list of network names, it says I'm connected. However, the taskbar icon shows no connection, and Windows recognizes no connection if, for example, I go to the Network and Sharing Center. This image
shows what I mean.
This problem applies to every wireless network, not just specific ones. This has been going on for almost a year, and hasn't really caused any problems, so I paid it no notice. However, I'm now discovering some problems. Since Windows thinks I'm not connected to a network, I can't do any of the following things:
- Create or join a homegroup
- Stream media to an XBox 360
- Change network security settings (home/private/public)
- Pass Ubisoft DRM checks for a network connection
Does anyone know what's going on? I've asked for help on the Steam forums, I've updated my wireless card driver, I've tried to change network security settings... no solutions yet.
Windows 7 home premium x64 (OEM)
Atheros AR5B93 wireless network adapter
Intel core i3-330m
More specs can be provided on request