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Windows 7: Internet connection icon missing from systray

15 May 2010   #11
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

You better charge that thing!


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15 May 2010   #12
Toppers

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Steve.
I loaded this utility and sure enough after going into the settings I've now got an icon again of the '2 tv's' in the systray. Neat!! I'm being very "picky" , but shame that no globe appears as well. Perhaps that's not really important, but before when the globe didn't appear this usually meant that my PC was not fully connected to the Web and you knew there was a problem. Is ther anyway of telling when this is happening from this new icon's settings?
A good workaround if the problem has been exhausted, but I'm still dying to know how to get the original icon back.
BTW thanks for all the welcome's to the forum....really nice touch and very helpful squad here!!
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15 May 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You get the original back by going to an Ethernet connection rather than a wireless connection. That little bar graph is your wireless icon. It is the strength meter.
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15 May 2010   #14
Toppers

windows 7
 
 

Just got my mains lead in on time.

I definitely (well 99%) had the other icon showing on my new PC. I've had it about a month now and it was only today that I noticed it missing for the first time, hence my posting. I do have senior moments sometimes (I'm leaving myself very open here and I'm not telling my age....LOL) and you are making me think that this might be another, as more than one person has said that they don't have the icon in W7. Do you know for a fact that W7 doesn't display the 2 tv's and globe icon in the systray? If so I'll say no more and head to bed!!!
Cheers and thanks again
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My wife has a wireless PC, but it runs Vista not W7 and her PC has the missing icon and also the graph for the network connection. So has this changed since since Vista?
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15 May 2010   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Here's what the icon looks like for a wired connection.


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15 May 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
So has this changed since since Vista?
I never ran Vista; but it has changed since XP. My wife still runs XP. At first, that new icon threw me, too. So don't feel bad.
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15 May 2010   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

This is vista's icon.


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15 May 2010   #18
Toppers

windows 7
 
 

Very diplomatic CarlTR6, thanks. So unless there are any other offers, I shall concede defeat and get to bed. At least I got the 2 tv icon from one of the above posts, so it hasn't been a complete waste of time.
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15 May 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for posting those, Derek. I had never seen the wired icon in 7.
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15 May 2010   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Thanks for posting those, Derek. I had never seen the wired icon in 7.
You're Welcome Carl.
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