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Windows 7: Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

09 Aug 2012   #1

Win7 32 bit
Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

I have a peculiar issue where I would need to have "Network and Sharing Center" open to be able to see that my my laptop's wireless connection. I would see the signal bar and also see the dreaded red x.

Even when I have it open, I can see it refreshing each second; like its losing connection and reestablishing.

My internet connection is working and has no issues.

What can this be?

Network and Sharing Center - Open

Network and Sharing Center - Open and refreshed

Network and Sharing Center - Closed

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09 Aug 2012   #2

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

That will probably be your Ethernet connection, not your wireless adapter, you can disable it in the bios if you don't use it.
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10 Aug 2012   #3

Win7 32 bit

No go on disabling the ethernet adapter.

If it helps any, I'm using a Dell D630
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18 Aug 2012   #4

Win7 32 bit

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 Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

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