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Windows 7: Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon Displaying red Cross

22 Apr 2011   #1
HighlandRob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon Displaying red Cross

Hello, I am new to this Forum.

My Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon is currently displaying a red cross as per this Screen Shot:

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Despite the incorrect icon display, my Local Wireless Network is functioning perfectly.

How can I restore the Icon to display rising bars?

Assistance will be gratefully accepted, thanks.

Highland Rob




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22 Apr 2011   #2
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

That's the icon for your wired network, not your wireless.
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24 Apr 2011   #3
HighlandRob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks. How do I get my Wireless Network Connection Icon to redisplay, please?
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25 Apr 2011   #4
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm afraid I don't have W7 on a laptop, but if you open the network and sharing center, and click on the "change adapter settings" then right click on the wireless properties, and it should be a check box that says "show when connected."
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26 Apr 2011   #5
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try This:

click on the icon>click Open Network and Sharing center>on the left side of the window that will open click Change Adapter Settings>right click on local area network and select disable.
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26 Apr 2011   #6
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IT PRO View Post
Try This:

click on the icon>click Open Network and Sharing center>on the left side of the window that will open click Change Adapter Settings>right click on local area network and select disable.
I would suggest not doing this (no offense), unless you always remember how to re-enable it, should you ever need the hardwired network.
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26 Apr 2011   #7
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebMattR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IT PRO View Post
Try This:

click on the icon>click Open Network and Sharing center>on the left side of the window that will open click Change Adapter Settings>right click on local area network and select disable.
I would suggest not doing this (no offense), unless you always remember how to re-enable it, should you ever need the hardwired network.
its not hard to re-enable it
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22 May 2011   #8
kamkam

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebMattR View Post
That's the icon for your wired network, not your wireless.
Hi, I am also having the same problem as highland rob did. However when I pointed the cursor at this icon, it displayed the Wi-Fi id and saying "internet access". Regardless the wired LAN card is disabled or not, the same icon with red cross still shown. By the way, there is no "show when connected" under "change adapter settings".
I had the Wi-Fi rising bars icon few days ago but all of a sudden it was changed to this "wired network" with a red cross. I would like to get the rising bars icon back.

Any solution to this problem yet? Appreciate any update on this. Thanks.
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23 May 2011   #9
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey Kamkam,

I would suggest starting a completely new thread, and that way we can address your problem seperately. It keeps things cleaner/smoother for everyone.
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23 May 2011   #10
kamkam

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi WebMattR,
Just before I logged in to this thread, I noticed the icon has changed back to the original rising bars - I haven't done anything, I guess MS must have heard my complaint!
Sorry that I should have started a new thread.
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