Networking warning in Taskbar
Posted on 2011-10-04
On a Win7/64 machine I recently started getting both a red X and a yellow triangle/w exclamation point on the networking icon in the taskbar on startup. The X disappears right away, but the yellow triangle lingers for several seconds before it disappears. The LAN seems to be working fine; I CAN connect to the internet, but the new warnings are troublesome. Troubleshooting, I uninstalled two windows updates, one for DNS and the other for Bluetooth. I also disabled Ad-aware from checking for updates on startup. The warnings seemed to start after I had unplugged a cable from the modem/router to check the connection, so I reset the Verizon modem/router using the reset button. I've also tried the cables in different ports on the back of the router/modem (there are four and I'm using three of them, two for PCs and one for an NAS). As I said, the LAN seem fine and I'm connected, but the warnings on startup suggest something is amiss. Everything in Device Manager seems fine; no yellow triangles there. In the Administrative Events list, I regularly get DNS 1014 "name resolution" warnings, but I've been getting these for months without the red X/yellow triangle warnings on startup. I'm an intermediate user so please be detailed in your suggestions. Thanks for the help.