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04 Sep 2009   #1

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Question about windows 7's wireless icon

Hello got a simple question, one I am hoping has a simple solution. I recently reformatted my computer to finally upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 professional. Everything is working except there is a small issue with my wireless icon. Unlike in windows Vista, XP, 2000, in windows 7 I cant seem to show the current connectivity status on the wireless icon on my taskbar. I am connected to the internet fine, just the icon doesnt show the connectivity strength. Here is a picture

Any ideas? or is this normal for windows 7?


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04 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

The icon in windows 7 is a monochrome one so shows the signal strength as either gray or white bars - from the snip you show I would say you have a full strength signal, as all bars are white
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04 Sep 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The icon in windows 7 is a monochrome one so shows the signal strength as either gray or white bars - from the snip you show I would say you have a full strength signal, as all bars are white
thanks for the quick response. I was under the impression it was showing it as "Off" Simple mistake on my part I guess. Thanks again
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06 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had wondered why it didn't seem to be monitoring the signal strength, but it looks a little dull imo.
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06 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

If you click on the icon to display the wireless connections menu you will then see the signal strength in all it's full green colored glory - why only show the icon in shades of Grey escapes me
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