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Network icons disconnect in the notification area in Windows 7

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Hi,

Before two weeks ago, the network icon status is disconnecting in the notification area, but in the other hand, I'm still connected with the network and the internet. So, how can I fix the network icons in the notification area on Windows 7?

Thank you in advanced.
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by:Kris Montgomery
ID: 34132580
Hi!

Many times the network icon disappears after a wired connection is made.  

However, you can verify when the icon is displayed by right clicking in an empty area in the taskbar >> then click Properties >> next, click Customize button in the Notification area.

Click the checkbox at the bottom to always show all icons OR just change the Network icon setting.

Thanks!

mug
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by:Kris Montgomery
ID: 34132591
Also, if that doesn't work, we will check the Local Group Policy for the icons.

Thanks.

mug
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by:tenaj-207
ID: 34132671
There's a couple ways to do that. Here's one good walkthrough with screenshots. http://www.sevenforums.com/129231-post31.html
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by:aaltayeb
ID: 34132750
Guys,

What I meant is the network icon. My network cable is plugged, and I am still connected to the internet and to the local network, but the network icon still disconnecting as you see on the following picture:
Do you have any Ideas why the network icon still disconnects when I'm actually connected? Network Icon
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by:Kris Montgomery
ID: 34132765
Is this a laptop or a computer with wireless?   Could it be connecting to the network/internet using wireless, but that wired connection icon is showing disconnected?

Thanks.

mug
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by:aaltayeb
ID: 34134465
It is a PC without wireless. I'm using the Ethernet cable.
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by:aaltayeb
ID: 34134544
BTW: I fixed the problem, it is because the configurations of "Incoming Connections" for the VPN. After I delete it, I disable the Local Area Connection and enable it and it is OK now. As you see:
 Network Connections
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by:aaltayeb
ID: 34134692
Thank you for all your help. In Addition, can explain to me why when I delete the "Incoming Connection" the problem was fixed?
As you see:
15-11-2010-12-19-41-PM.jpg
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tenaj-207 earned 2000 total points
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If a VPN connection isn't connected properly then it will show up as disconnected on the status bar, because it is disconnected.  When you delete the VPN connection (Incomming Connection) that also removes the disconnected status icon associated with it.

Glad you got it fixed,
Jeff
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