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Windows 7: Laptop is connected to wifi but still shows yellow star and grey bars?

24 Jul 2012   #11

Windows 7

That's what I think it is... Also, when I plug in a network cable it does the samething.

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01 Jan 2016   #12

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
Yellow asterisk with greyed out Wifi Icon

Exact same issue and have done the exact same "fixes"..removed all NIC adapater and install all new/updated ones. reset ipconfigs .../rel /rew, etc
I get the exact same network map(red x)....but am connect to the internet (expect I can not do run windows update, cause I thing MS thinks this is not a legit connection?

Anyways.....I'd really appreciate some direction of where to get help..I've been poking around for days on forums and have found nothing that works....absolutely nothing...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2016   #13


This post is a little old, but i answer anyway... perhaps it is helpfull to someone.
I had the same problem, and everything went well when i booted the laptop in safe mode.
Didn't do anything special, just rebooted in safe mode, and then tried to do a system restore.
The system restoring failed, but everything began to run as it was doing before.

PS... About you can't connect wit VPN... guess the culprit is your antivirus.
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