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Windows 7 Wrong Network Icon

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#1 Rumpkisser11


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 07:48 PM

Hello I am currently running windows 7 on a Samsung laptop. About a couple months ago I attempted to run multiple virtual box systems on my laptop, after some time I found no use for them anymore and uninstalled virtual box. just recently i noticed that my wireless status icon was displaying the wrong information, it displays that I am not connected to any network and that network connections are available, but I am properly connected and I have full internet access.


This is what appears when I am experiencing the issue: Attached File  Network Icon.png   14.82KB   0 downloads


Now I have tried uninstalling my wireless card software and I have also checked to ensure there is no virtual box host networking drivers remaining after my uninstall. I am out of ideas now as i have tried everything to the best of my knowledge, the only idea I have as a last resort is to do a full repair install of windows 7, but that seems slight overkill just over a simple thing as a network icon displaying the wrong information.


All the devices under device manager when I am experiencing my problems: Attached File  Device Manager.png   60.92KB   0 downloads


Anyway one thing I have noticed is that when I uninstall my wireless card and do a reboot, it detects my wireless card and then proceeds to install the drivers automatically, and once the drivers are installed the wireless icon seems to function properly again, until i reboot a second time. after the second boot the icon goes back to the same problems.


Might I add, its not causing any loss of functionality of any sort, I am just particular and it is bothersome to look at when I am working on my laptop.

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#2 Rumpkisser11

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:48 PM

Update: 1/12/2015


So I believe I figured out what was causing my problems, there was a program called Open Vpn, and for some reason it was interfering with my network connection, once I removed the application and restarted all seems to be working well  :bounce:

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:30 PM

Thanks for letting us know :thumbup2:


It totally makes sense, but I wouldn't have thought of it.

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