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Windows 7: Network System tray Icons

11 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Network System tray Icons

My Windows 7 system sometimes shows the Network System tray Icons-network1.png System tray network icon (or the same with a red cross on it), and at other times it shows Network System tray Icons-network2.png.

What do these icons mean?

In both cases, if I hover over the icon it says I've got an internet connection...

Thanks - Rowan

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

First one is a wired connection icon and the next is wireless connection with the bars.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks for your reply.

In that case, it's broken then, because I never have a wired connection. Sometimes it must be failing to recognise that it's connected wirelessly. Why would that be? Would it have any adverse consequences, or help to explain any of the odd things that now and again happen to me (blue screens, hangs, things going unbelieveably slowly etc.)?

What does the "wired connection" with a red cross on it mean? When this happens I still see "Internet Access" if I hover over the icon (and I normally do have internet connection).

Thanks - Rowan
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Rowan. Sounds like you have some conflicts going on. Have you tried a system scan. If not have a look at this tutorial. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
You may also need to have a look at
This can get you started at solving your Blue Screens and hangs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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