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Windows 7: Question about windows 7's wireless icon

04 Sep 2009   #1
Chak2007

Windows 7
 
 
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
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, 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
Chak2007

Windows 7
 
 

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
FZ21Z

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
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, 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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