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Windows 7: Wireless Connection Icon WTF?

08 May 2011   #11

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If I remember rightly I had to go into my device manager and disable the non-wireless adapter to get it to change back to the regular icon with the bars. Only issue there is I will have to go into device manager again if I ever need to connect to a wired connection and re-enable it if I want to go online.

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11 Dec 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Change the Connections' order

What worked for me is as simple as this:

In the Network and Sharing Center click on Change adapter settings
Hit the Alt key and the menu bar will appear, then go to Advanced -> Advanced Settings

Now in the Connections' listbox you can set the priority of your network adapters. Put the wireless on top, restart and you should be fine
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