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network connections icon in system tray

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#1 ltdave


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

i did something to my laptop some how that caused the network connections icon in the system tray (right hand corner by the time/date) to be a permanent ethernet symbol...


it currently has an X in it because im on wireless but it doesnt show the signal bars.  ive toggled the WiFi on and off, ive cycled power on the laptop and even run malwarebytes thinking i had some sort of infection...  i was having a slow SLOW radio connection a little while ago and ran malwarebytes which cleared up that issue but my icons were all correct...


ive gone into the network connections troubleshooter and the control panel but i cant find anything to let me reset this...


thanks in advance...

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

Did you install anything prior to the problem? See this link if its applicable to your problem. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

You may be able to try a System Restore, to restore the computer back to the previous restore point before the problem started.

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