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Windows 7: Wireless says I'm not connected, but I am...

01 May 2010   #1
samtruong200

Windows 7 64bit.
 
 
Wireless says I'm not connected, but I am...

Hey guys, I just noticed this weird problem on my laptop today. I am connected to the internet and but the network and sharing icon on my taskbar says I'm not. It has the wireless bars and there is the yellow dot. If I click it, nothing comes up but if I right click it, I have the options of "Troubleshoot Problems" or "Open Network and Sharing Center". I have a feeling it might be a virus or some malware because today my yahoo email randomly sent out emails to contacts in my address book by itself, but I'm not sure... Any help would be appreciated

Thanks!


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01 May 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samtruong200 View Post
Hey guys, I just noticed this weird problem on my laptop today. I am connected to the internet and but the network and sharing icon on my taskbar says I'm not. It has the wireless bars and there is the yellow dot. If I click it, nothing comes up but if I right click it, I have the options of "Troubleshoot Problems" or "Open Network and Sharing Center". I have a feeling it might be a virus or some malware because today my yahoo email randomly sent out emails to contacts in my address book by itself, but I'm not sure... Any help would be appreciated

Thanks!
Ok, to make sure I'm understanding you correctly, you are able to access the Internet but your network status icon says you are not connected to any network.

Have you tried connecting to a network again, regardless?

Double-checked your ethernet connection?
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01 May 2010   #3
samtruong200

Windows 7 64bit.
 
 

I am already connected to the internet using wireless but the icon says I'm not. I was using ethernet cable earlier, but I can't try it right now but I know that works too. I can't try to connect to a network because if I click the icon, nothing pops up.

Edit: Apparently I can't open my Network and Sharing center at all. If I click that option, the blue loading circle just stays there..
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01 May 2010   #4
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samtruong200 View Post
I am already connected to the internet using wireless but the icon says I'm not. I was using ethernet cable earlier, but I can't try it right now but I know that works too. I can't try to connect to a network because if I click the icon, nothing pops up.

Edit: Apparently I can't open my Network and Sharing center at all. If I click that option, the blue loading circle just stays there..
Can you access the N&SC via the start menu by typing it into the search box and pressing enter?
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01 May 2010   #5
samtruong200

Windows 7 64bit.
 
 

well, i did a restart and that seems to have fixed the problem...sorry for the inconvience. but thanks for the help
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11 Jul 2010   #6
c00lmanx

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i have the same problem..and i cannot start a home group because it says im not connected, but i i'm i can even play online games. now its anoying because of that, cannot set a home network
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13 Jul 2010   #7
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by c00lmanx View Post
i have the same problem..and i cannot start a home group because it says im not connected, but i i'm i can even play online games. now its anoying because of that, cannot set a home network
You need to have IPv6 enabled to start a homegroup.
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