Quote: Originally Posted by jrope3991
I don't have any kind of bluetooth software or hardware on my computer nor do I have any bridges. This was a clean install of Windows 7 Pro from Vista Home. It has been fine since I installed it back when the RTM version was released. Could it possibly have something to do with the VPN connection that I have saved for connecting to my network at school? I have TONS of problems with that connection.
I only have used the Cisco VPN software. What are you using? I'll research and get back to you. Really -- I will ;-) See the stack shims that bluetooth networking and many VPN stacks use are similar in the way they interact with the Windows 7 networking stack. Windows is built to be extensible but sometimes the extensions are not written exactly to the extension specification and leave out little things like "updating the status icon". Due to the architecture of the stack and the fact that Microsoft cannot predict all the squirrelly things that 3rd parties might try, this little hole seems to exist. Requiring wireless code to update the status is a "good idea". It keeps the kernel mode stuff from having to poll, makes updates more interactive and improves performance by avoiding kernel to user mode switching.
When and/or if you find this is the case. Let me know who the stack driver is written by and I'll see what I can do.