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"wireless  network connection" icon shows in systray when not connected

My "wireless  network connection" icon shows in the system tray even when not connected.  Please see the attached pdf for details.

Why is this happening, and how do I make in not appear in the tray when not connected? wireless-tray.pdf
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You can disable it and it will go away. Or try installing a newer driver from intel, they may have more options.
This is how Windows works with your wireless network.  The icon there indicates that you have a wireless device hardware (your NIC). If you don't use the wireless to connect to a network, you can disable it and the icon will go away.  If you are using it, even if you are not using the wireless connection, that icon will be there.


Thanks for the replies.

I assumed if "Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity” was not checked, the icon would not appear in the tray.  Now I see that's not the case.

I also now realize that "Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity” only enables the pop-up word balloon above the icon (the one that says Wireless Network Connection is not connected") and has nothing to do with the icon appearing/not appearing in the tray.

Thanks again.

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