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Windows 7: red x over my network icon even though network is connected and workin

4 Weeks Ago   #1
bulkchart32

windows 7 pro x64
 
 
red x over my network icon even though network is connected and workin

there is a red x on my network icon in the taskbar. i have no idea why. my network is connected and working. i have attached a screenshot. i have ran virus/malware scans and tried a restore point. nothing has fixed it. please help cause it annoys me.




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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi bulkchart32,

Open an elevated command prompt . . .
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
. . . and type each of the following pressing Enter after each . . .

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
bulkchart32

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

it worked then i restarted the laptop. it still appeared to be fixed so i restarted again and the issue has reappeared.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi bulkchart32,

Open an elevated command prompt . . .
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
. . . and type each of the following pressing Enter after each . . .

netsh winsock reset
netsh ip /reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi BC32,

looking at your screenshot, is the Blue icon a wireless connection??

If so thats why the Ethernet icon has the red X on it.


Roy
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
bulkchart32

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi bulkchart32,

Open an elevated command prompt . . .
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
. . . and type each of the following pressing Enter after each . . .

netsh winsock reset
netsh ip /reset
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns

I hope this helps!
the 2nd command didn't work
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
bulkchart32

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi BC32,

looking at your screenshot, is the Blue icon a wireless connection??

If so thats why the Ethernet icon has the red X on it.


Roy
the blue icon is used to turn on/off wifi and bluetooth. i've had this laptop since 2012 and i have only recently started having this problem. so i don't think that is the cause.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

If you go to Control Panel, Device Manager, are there any unknown devices shown?
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
bulkchart32

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

nope.
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

IF the Bluetooth/wifi is active and DESIGNATED as the primary connection then that X will allways appear on the Ethernet connection - you CANNOT have both running at the same time.
note have you got an iphone/headset/xbox type controller sync active.

You can also reset the notification option for the Ethernet to not show

Roy
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