My wireless network signal thing dissapeared

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I can still go online but i have no idea how to get it back. I updated the drivers. The last thing i did was turn the firewall on lockdown when i went to sleep then turned it back on to check out a website for a second. The signal thing was gone. How can i get it back?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    go to teh Network Connections folder, right-click ur wireless connection and select Properties.

    If theres an option called "Show icon in notification area when connected", make sure its ticked.

    this works for wired connections but i cant confirm for a wireless one.
     
  3. cheater87

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    where do i find that?
     
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    u can find it in control panel (classic view)

    or

    via the start menu > all programs > accessories > communications > network connections
     
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    nope doesn't work this is annoying
     
  6. WSFuser

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    have you checked that windows didnt hide the icon?
     
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    how do i unhide it? i tried the thing next to the clock but its not there if i click it.
     
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    yea thats it
     
  10. WSFuser

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    also did the wireless icon look like this:

    http://z.about.com/d/mobileoffice/1/0/X/4/step11.jpg

    also heres one last idea: check ur windows services and see if "Network Location Awareness" and/or "Wireless Zero Configuration" is running. if not, try starting them.
     
  11. cheater87

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    never mind i had to restart my computer because of an update and when it came up the thing is back
     
  12. WSFuser

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    d'oh! just goes to show that simple solutions arent always the obvious ones.
     
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