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Windows 7: Red X For Network Connections Even When Connected

21 Oct 2012   #1
dreamliner

Windows 7
 
 
Red X For Network Connections Even When Connected

Greetings, I am showing not connected (red x) to the Internet even though I am connected. This just started happening a few days ago, up until then I would show the normal connected icon. I read somewhere about deleting data from my Reg Edit, but that was too complicated for me to do. Does anyone have any other solutions to this problem?


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21 Oct 2012   #2
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Hi dreamliner. When you say you're connected, do you mean your ethernet cable is plugged in ? and can you or cant you access the Internet and move around to various sites as normal?
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21 Oct 2012   #3
dreamliner

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Ashley,

I am not using a wired connection but rather wireless. And when I say I'm connected I mean I have normal access to the Internet. I can visit any website, send and receive email, etc. etc.

So the only problem is that the icon for my wireless internet connection is showing a Red X on it, as if I were not connected. When I click on that icon with the Red X it shows the correct wireless connection and that I am indeed connected to it. So the problem is that the icon itself is showing that I am not connected when I really am.

Does that help? I really hope to get this problem solved as it is annoying.

Thank you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashleyg View Post
Hi dreamliner. When you say you're connected, do you mean your ethernet cable is plugged in ? and can you or cant you access the Internet and move around to various sites as normal?
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21 Oct 2012   #4
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Ok, typically the wired connected icon is a screen type icon in your task bar. The wireless icon is different and looks like a bar graph.

You should be able to hide that cable connect icon through the customize task bar options and then check why the wireless connection icon is not showing in the task bar -it may be there but hidden, in which case set it to show.

See how that goes and please report back.
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21 Oct 2012   #5
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

I think you have corrupted icon cache.
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21 Oct 2012   #6
dreamliner

Windows 7
 
 

OK I'm probably not communicating clearly. What I meant was that the "bar graph" icon, the icon for my wireless connection, is showing a Red X on it, even though I am connected just fine to my wireless network.

I hope I said that right . Any suggestions?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashleyg View Post
Ok, typically the wired connected icon is a screen type icon in your task bar. The wireless icon is different and looks like a bar graph.

You should be able to hide that cable connect icon through the customize task bar options and then check why the wireless connection icon is not showing in the task bar -it may be there but hidden, in which case set it to show.

See how that goes and please report back.
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21 Oct 2012   #7
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

No problem - I may have misunderstood.

When you mouse-over that icon, does it say you are connected?.

4Hya - may have identified the issue.

There is a tutorial here, personally I never had to perform these steps and would backup my system first in case things could go wrong (or at least ensure I have some form of backout) fortunately you have a working system so can pick a quiet time when you do this.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Cheers
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21 Oct 2012   #8
dreamliner

Windows 7
 
 

When I mouse over the icon absolutely nothing happens. If I click on the icon at the very top it says "Not Connected", but below that it shows my wireless connection is indeed connected.

I'll take a look at the tutorial.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashleyg View Post
No problem - I may have misunderstood.

When you mouse-over that icon, does it say you are connected?.

4Hya - may have identified the issue.

There is a tutorial here, personally I never had to perform these steps and would backup my system first in case things could go wrong (or at least ensure I have some form of backout) fortunately you have a working system so can pick a quiet time when you do this.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Cheers
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21 Oct 2012   #9
dreamliner

Windows 7
 
 

The Icon Cache Rebuild tutorial did not work for me.

Has anyone had this problem and actually been able to fix it?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashleyg View Post
No problem - I may have misunderstood.

When you mouse-over that icon, does it say you are connected?.

4Hya - may have identified the issue.

There is a tutorial here, personally I never had to perform these steps and would backup my system first in case things could go wrong (or at least ensure I have some form of backout) fortunately you have a working system so can pick a quiet time when you do this.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Cheers
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21 Oct 2012   #10
ashleyg

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

It could be because both the ethernet and wireless adapters are active.

Open the Network and Sharing Center>change Adapter Settings

Both adapters should appear there. If the LAN Adapter is enabled then disable it and see if that corrects the issue.
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