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Wireless Network Tray Icon Disappeared...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jhollas, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. jhollas

    jhollas Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,
    Would really appreciate some help with this. Am running WinXP Home with SP2 installed, and using a Linksys Wireless USB adaptor.
    Recently, my wireless network system tray icon has disappeared. I've looked in Connection Manager, but there's no sign of it there either.
    The thing is, because I had the settings up and running for the network I connect to before the icon disappeared, WinXP will somehow connect to the network, despite showing NO signs of any connection at all.
    It's frustrating, because it means that I cannot search for networks, or repair a connection. I've even tried using different wireless adaptors, but there is still no sign of the icon in the system tray or in connection manager.
    Any and all help would be great!
    Cheers,
    James
     
  2. EvileYe

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    Go to your Network connections window, right click the connection and select properties/ check the box at the bottom that says "Show icon in notification area when connected"
     
  3. jhollas

    jhollas Thread Starter

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    Sorry, I should have made myself clearer. It doesn't even appear in my network connections either, so I can't do that.
     
  4. John Burns

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    Have you tried unplugging and re-plugging the wireless adapter? That works for me on my computers - but of course, you need to have external wireless adapters (USB) in order to do this.

    Also, I think there is a "repair" option on the wireless network connection - go to Control Panel, select Wireless Network Connection and right click and see if there is a repair or refresh option on there?

    Linksys has a pretty good Knowledge Base for troubleshooting at

    http://www.linksys.com/support/default.asp

    You can enter the type equipment you have to get to the correct area.
     
  5. John Burns

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    jhollas - did you ever find your icon? Just curious.
     
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