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Windows 7: WiFi Icon


22 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 
WiFi Icon

Does anyone know how to change this icon back to a WiFi icon? This is on my laptop and it is really annoying that I see this instead of the signal strength of the network I am connected to. Also, whenever I move the mouse over the icon to see the network I am connected to (I have two) it always displays the wrong router name until I click on the button that opens the WiFi connect window. I don't know why this is like this but it seemed to have happened after I plugged in my Ethernet to transfer some files to my Xbox. It has never returned to the original icon since then.

Any help would be appreciated,
Ben




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22 Jul 2011   #2

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Is there an arrow just on the left of the icons ? If so, click that and it should show the full range of icons available, one of which should be your signal strength. What you are seeing is the icon for your ethernet connection status(not connected at present)
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22 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 
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I thought the same thing until I relized that is the same icon for all network adapters. Like I said, when I click on the icon it shows the local wifi networks.
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22 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Try:

*Start Menu
*Search "system icons"
*Click first result (should be "Customize icons on the taskbar")
*Click Restore Default Icon Behaviors
*Click Okay.

If you have CC cleaner, you can also use it to clean the "Tray notifications cache"

I'd also try disabling the ethernet adapter and reenable it again

*Go to Device Manager (just search for it at the Start Menu)
*Collapse "Network Adapters"
*Find the one with the name "Ethernet" on it
*Right Click->Disable

To reenable:
*Right Click->Enable
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22 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If it has the red X on it that means (it thinks) its not connected to a network. You won't get the signal strength ICON unless its connected. I think I would open the list, click disconnect, and connect to your preferred network again and see what happens. If that doesn't work I might clear the list and setup your connection again.
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22 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 
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Ok arkhi, I did what you said, disabled the ethernet and vmware network adapter(which I should have mentioned) and now the icon is showing something else. It is still not showing what is suppose to. I also noticed when I opened the customize icon window it said that it was not connected to the network, which it is. As shown in picture 3, when I move over the icon it shows "Heat"(my network name) and "Internet access".


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25 Jul 2011   #7

win7
 
 

Try right clicking and select the troubleshoot option and see what it comes up with. Generally speaking, when this happens to my beast it just requires a reboot of my router.
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25 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 
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Thanks for replying . I did that and it reset the card and here is what it said...


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25 Jul 2011   #9

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Did you try rebooting your router?
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25 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
Did you try rebooting your router?
I did, it has nothing to do with the router.
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