Is it usual that the Internet access symbol (or whatever it is called) in the system tray shows this circle all the time: http://i.imgur.com/CrB3pmM.png?
Or is there any process running?
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:21 PM
Short answer - No !
You should normally only see this just after booting your computer, it indicates that the computer is trying or waiting to get an IP address from the router. As soon as the router and your ISP assign one, the blue circle will disappear and you should just be able to see the signal strength indicator. Possible cures :-
First, and easiest, re-boot your router. Switch off the power to it, give it at least 30 seconds and switch on again. Once it has settled down, you should have lights for power, ADSL and wi-fi. The first two should be steady and the third may be blinking - that's normal, it shows that the router and your computer are talking to each other.
If the power light isn't on, you router isn't working. Check the power supply to it. If the ADSL light isn't on - or is showing any colour other than green - you have a line problem so speak to your ISP.
If all these lights are normal, then check your network settings on your computer. Things like that you have the correct access password in place and that your computer and the router are set to the same frequency.
If none of this works, post back.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:45 AM
Edited by Dirkk, 07 July 2014 - 03:47 AM.
Windows 10 Home, 64bit
Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:25 PM
I don't pretend to be an expert on how the Windows OS actually works and configures networks - I can usually get networks to work but don't ask me about the code behind it - but if I interpret your image correctly, what is showing up is the WAN Miniport. This seems to be an integral part of how a computer interfaces with the internet and, since your Realtek connection seems to be working perfectly well I wouldn't worry too much about it.
If anybody wishes to correct me, feel free. I won't take a hissy fit.
Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:24 AM
Ah, the forum is back...
Alright, many thanks, Chris. Otherwise I just would delete the old connection, setting up it again if need be wouldn't be that awkward (I hope).
Many thanks again.
Windows 10 Home, 64bit
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