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(Windows 7) What does this network icon mean?

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#1 Hadoken


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:18 PM

About once or twice a day, my start menu goes white and the icon for my network changes from the normal 5 bars into this:

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I'm disconnected from everything, and within a few minutes (whether I right-click and Troubleshoot Problems or just leave it alone), it goes back to normal. Pretty frustrating. I can't figure out what that icon's supposed to be, and you can't exactly google "computer monitor icon with kind of a padlock on the top corner"... well, I mean you can and actually I did, but it didn't help.

I'm running Windows 7 x64 and using a Linksys RangePlus WUSB100 adapter.

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#2 LouisR47


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:04 PM

Hey What's up. I'm not sure why that Icon is appearing if everything is disconnected. I do know that the Icon means that you are connected to the internet with a ethernet cable. yeah the thing that looks like a pitch fork in front of the computer is suppose to be a ethernet cable and the lock is suppose to be an RJ-45 connector.

Have you tried to browse the internet like that?

You can disable it in the device manager and see what that does.

keep me posted.

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