Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Network icon on tray bar disappeared

16 May 2018   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Network icon on tray bar disappeared

Some time ago, I think because of some updates, the network/wifi icon on tray bar has disappeared. I have tried without luck all tips&tricks and workaorund found on internet (delete registry keys, etc....).
As there a solution to solve this issue ?
Thanks in advance
Best regards

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2018   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Try this:
Open Control Panel then open All Control Panel Items then click on Notification Area Icons. Then click on Network and adjust what shows in the Behaviors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2018   #3

Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate - x64.

@dadep -

Take a look at this site, read the article.

Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

Once clean, you can easily setup what icons/services you wish to show and those to hide.
Else, you can follow the other steps outlined to correct manually, like mitchell65 said above.

Hope this helps!

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Network icon on tray bar disappeared

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't get system tray network icon back
Something fell on my keyboard and pressed a key(s) for several hours. The computer is slow, so it took a long time to finally get it to respond, and after rebooting, my network icon is gone. In the turn icons on and off section, the pull down menu for network is greyed out. I do have a network...
Network & Sharing
Deleting my own network connections listings (sys tray network icon)
I'm preparing a laptop for transfer to someone else and have deleted all my network accounts (wireless) in the Control Panel. But over in the Sys Tray, when I click on the network icon, my two connections are still listed (name and name-guest). How do I delete those? Win 7x64. Thanks,
Network & Sharing
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...
Network & Sharing
Tray Icon for Network always showing a red X?
Hello, I am new to SevenForums Anyway so up until the beginning of the month my networking tray icon was working fine, showing the bars that show for WiFi and stuff... but now it just shows the LAN connection icon with a red "X" on top of it... :info: System Specs Windows 7 Home Premium...
Network & Sharing
Wrong Network Icon in system tray
hi, i am connect to internet by LAN network correctly but the network icon show disconnect! click image to large. i try dial-up and wireless internet connection, and have same problem with them. please help me... thanks.
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33.
Twitter Facebook Google+