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Wireless Taskbar Icon shows Disconnected when Connected

Posted on 2006-06-13
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My wireless connection is set to auto-connect, and I am using Windows to manage wireless network connections.
On logging in, wireless connects and shows Windows wireless network connection status on taskbar as "connected" - after a few seconds the taskbar status icon then switches to "Disconnected", however I am still connected via wireless and can access internet.
I've tried using other wireless management software, and get the same results.
I need to get the wireless network status icon back in synch with actual connection status.
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by:v_karthik
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One guess -
Please double check if the "disconnected" icon belongs to the wireless network or your lan card. Reason is, windows has this "auto-hide unused icons" feature that hides icons in system tray. It could be that, you get connected to the wireless, and that icon is hidden by windows.

To double check, go to control panel, open the network connections, see the status of your wireless connection.

If you are very sure of all this, try a repair (I seriously doubt if this is relevant to your problem, but hey, thats windows). To repair, you need to open your network connections from control panel, right click on your wireless connection, press repair.
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by:nickonak2
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The "disconnected" icon is wireless, and yes I've tried repair to no avail ...

Any other ideas?
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I'm not sure ..

What wireless card do u have? Do u see the same behavior if u connect through LAN?
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by:nickonak2
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LAN connects fine ... the wireless card is a built-in Intel Pro series.
When I removed VPN client, all seems to be OK again - bizzare ...
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