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Windows 7: Odd wifi signal icon in tray

26 Aug 2009   #1
LuckyNeo

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Odd wifi signal icon in tray

Hi,

icon showing wifi signal strenght in my tray was changed few days ago.

Now I have there this icon -

What does it mean? How can I set it back to signal showing mode?

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OS: Windows 7 RTM (language: cs)
Networks:
1. Wifi network
2. Network created by Kerio VPN Client


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26 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LuckyNeo View Post
Hi,

icon showing wifi signal strenght in my tray was changed few days ago.

Now I have there this icon - http://i26.tinypic.com/se6jdk.jpg

What does it mean? How can I set it back to signal showing mode?

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OS: Windows 7 RTM (language: cs)
Networks:
1. Wifi network
2. Network created by Kerio VPN Client
It means there is a problem connecting. You should run the troubleshooting wizard by right clicking the icon

Ken
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26 Aug 2009   #3
Biohazardous

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

You are going to pick which wireless network you connect to and enter any password info needed.
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05 Jan 2010   #4
ssbrett

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

See, I don't think that's the problem. I have the same problem, but with the wired ethernet icon. It seems that VPN clients mess with Windows 7 in such a way that it shows the disconnected icon even if all networks are connected, including the VPN. I've experienced this behavior on two separate computers, both after enabling an incoming VPN connection. Deleting the connection and reconnecting sometimes works.
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05 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Looks like it could be internet access issue.

Can you go to Network Sharing and where the Red cross is?
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06 Jan 2010   #6
ssbrett

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

See, that's the whole thing. It LOOKS like an internet connection issue, but it isn't a connection issue at all. The network is fully connected without at problems at all. It's just that Windows sees that one possible connection (the VPN) isn't connected, so displays the disconnected icon. Notably, even when the VPN connection is connected along with the Internet connection, the icon does not change. It seems to me that this is just a bug in Windows 7, as this didn't happen with older versions of Windows, and I've seen multiple posts on the subject.
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14 Jan 2010   #7
Ency

W7 & Ubuntu 9.1
 
 

I have had same problem. And I've solved it.
It happened when I installed BlueSoil which added VPN connection, but the whole problem is, I had Hamachi adapter, which was disabled and after BlueSoil was installed Hamachi connection disappear. So I had to remove Hamachi in device manager and reinstall'em and icon is back in normal state.
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14 Jan 2010   #8
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

All that little orange sun means is there is a wireless network available. You should be able to disable your wireless adapter and it will go away.....or have you tried this and I'm way off?

Just go to "change adapter settings" and disable if you're not using it.

EDIT: I didn't realize how old this post was, but it might come up again. haha
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15 Jan 2010   #9
Ency

W7 & Ubuntu 9.1
 
 

But in my case, I was connected to AP, but there was no signal meter as usually, but just a yellow star which shouldnt be.
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09 Sep 2010   #10
Sarc

Windows 7 Ult SP1 x64
 
 

I can confirm that the Network Icon stops working when a VPN server is setup!

Prior to creating a VPN, all worked fine.

Please Microsoft rectify this bug.
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