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Windows 7: Disparity between 2 Windows 7 machine's networks

06 Apr 2010   #1
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Disparity between 2 Windows 7 machine's networks

Hi all,

I have 2 Windows 7 machines, one a PC and one a laptop. Both show identical network maps (the 2 computers and a router), yet my PC does not have 4 bars in the task bar (indicating good range?). Instead it has a "monitor" type icon with a pitchfork symbol on it. The laptop is working on a wireless signal from my router, while the PC is direct-cabled into the same router (local area connection).

Should my PC also be showing 4 bars, or is the current symbology correct?

Should I change my setup in any way?

Thanks for any help, noels


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06 Apr 2010   #2
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noels View Post
Hi all,

I have 2 Windows 7 machines, one a PC and one a laptop. Both show identical network maps (the 2 computers and a router), yet my PC does not have 4 bars in the task bar (indicating good range?). Instead it has a "monitor" type icon with a pitchfork symbol on it. The laptop is working on a wireless signal from my router, while the PC is direct-cabled into the same router (local area connection).

Should my PC also be showing 4 bars, or is the current symbology correct?

Should I change my setup in any way?

Thanks for any help, noels
Yes... wireless shows bars, direct connect shows a square box thing.

If you put your mouse on the monitor symbol, does it pop up a little window that says "Internet Access" ... if it does then it's working.

You do have access to the internet and your file shares... Ya?
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06 Apr 2010   #3
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

CommonTater,

Looks like all is good with my machines, then! The icons tell the story... And good advice about ain't being broke - I just wasn't sure...

noels
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