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Windows 7: LAN vs WiFi icon in tray

16 Dec 2011   #1

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LAN vs WiFi icon in tray

How do I know if my Windows 7 computer is using WiFi or its Lan connection? Have both on the computer in question. However I can only see the WiFi status bars in the tray.

I want to ensure that the computer is using LAN when the network cable is connected. It is connected but the tray only displays the Wifi bars.


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16 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

Left click on the network icon in the notification area and choose "open network and sharing" and then select change adapter settings. There you will see if they are both enabled. And if you only want wifi than disable the "local area connection" and vice versa.
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