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Windows 7: Wireless Connection Icon WTF?

10 Aug 2009   #1
Kiok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 
Wireless Connection Icon WTF?

Hello everyone I'm having this weird issue where I'm connected to my internet it's working perfectly only with one problem. The wireless network Icon (You know at the bottom right) has the x mark. Which means you're not connected to any wireless networks, which I am currently and it's working (Internet works).


I know this a really weird problem, but hopefully someone has the soultion.

Thanks!


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10 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kiok View Post
Hello everyone I'm having this weird issue where I'm connected to my internet it's working perfectly only with one problem. The wireless network Icon (You know at the bottom right) has the x mark. Which means you're not connected to any wireless networks, which I am currently and it's working (Internet works).


I know this a really weird problem, but hopefully someone has the soultion.

Thanks!
The X is probably from the wired card.

Go to the network adapters and set show icon for wired card off.

Wireless on, if not already

hope this works.

greetz
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10 Aug 2009   #3
johngalt

 

Please post a picture verifying what you said, Kiok - I think Squon may be correct, but we can only be sure if we can see the picture....
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10 Aug 2009   #4
Kiok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 




I do have bridged connections so I'm pretty sure that may be the problem.
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10 Aug 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Yah, if you unbridge them it will probably revert to showing each connection individually....
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28 Oct 2009   #6
ksheffler

windows 7
 
 
I also have a weird network connection icon



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I also show an x on my network icon, but I am connected just fine. My connections are not bridged.

It was showing fine yesterday but then my computer did an automatic update - maybe something was changed?


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28 Oct 2009   #7
AJV17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I too have this problem, but my Icon shows connections are available, like I haven't connected, when I clearly have. Running x64 Home Premium btw.
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03 Mar 2010   #8
pressuresuit

windows 7 64bit
 
 

hey, i have the same problem as ksheffler.. weird icon with an x even tho i am connected.. any resolution to this issue?
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19 Feb 2011   #9
Chronia

Windows 7 starter
 
 

Did anyone find a solution to this? I am also having this problem (same as Ksheffler), there was an updateyesterday and I don't know if that changed something but it's an annoying and useless icon, it doesn't tell me the quality of my connection. How do i get the old bars icon back?
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08 May 2011   #10
tindam188

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

i have same problem :S
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