Network icon in system tray inaccurately says it's not connected to network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dave Horne, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Dave Horne

    Dave Horne Guest

    I'm using Vista Home Premium and Windows Update tells me I'm up to date.

    Every so often the Network icon in the System Tray tells me that it is not
    connected to a Network (by displaying a red X) though I can clearly see that
    I am.

    Glitch, common problem ... suggestions? Thanks, DH
     
    Dave Horne, Mar 31, 2008
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  2. [This followup was posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general and
    a copy was sent to the cited author.]

    Might be some weird glitch. I've had that happen, too. Was fine on a
    reboot.
     
    Andrew Rossmann, Mar 31, 2008
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  3. Dave Horne

    Laura Guest

    Same thing happened to me this morning when I booted up my machine. It could
    not see our wireless network. I merely rebooted and it found it the second
    time through.
     
    Laura, Mar 31, 2008
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  4. Dave Horne

    Brink Guest

    Hi Dave

    This happens sometimes. Usually a logoff and logon or restart wil
    clear it up

    Check to make sure that you have these services set this way. They hel
    the Network icon know when you are connected or not

    1. Network Connections - Started - Manua
    2. Network List Service - Started - Automati
    3. Network Location Awareness - Started - Automati
    4. Network Sore Interface Service - Started - Automati

    Shaw

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    Brink, Mar 31, 2008
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  5. Dave Horne

    Dave Horne Guest

    I thank you for the suggestions. At the moment, I have no Network icon even
    though I am connected.

    Somethin' aint't right. DH
     
    Dave Horne, Mar 31, 2008
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  6. Dave Horne

    Brink Guest

    Ok Dave. That's something different all together then. See this
    tutorial instead to see if "Network" is not grayed out and if you can
    check it.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/106787-notification-area-system-icons.html


    If you can, then check to see if the Network icon is set to hide here.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/138395-notification-area-hide-all-system-icons.html

    Shawn


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    Brink, Apr 1, 2008
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  7. Dave Horne

    Dave Horne Guest

    I have the Network icon is always Display ... and now it is on my screen.
    This is just gitchy behavior ... and rather than spend more time on this,
    I'm just reporting this. Perhaps the good folks at MS can use a high
    pressure hose to clean out these bugs. DH, Vista Home Premium and it;s up
    to date.
     
    Dave Horne, Apr 1, 2008
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  8. Dave Horne

    Brink Guest

    LOL, ok Dave. I hope they can wash the bugs out too

    Shaw

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    Brink, Apr 1, 2008
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  9. Dave Horne

    2012 Guest

    Restack your TCP/IP

    1. Click Start. Click Run. Type cmd. Click OK.
    2. On the C:/> prompt, type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt".
    3. Press the Enter key.
    4. Restart the computer.

    Note: If you're not in root, type "cd /" (without the quotation marks,)
    followed by the enter key to get to root.
     
    2012, Apr 20, 2008
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  10. Dave Horne

    edt4806 Guest

    have the same problem, finally found the Microsoft explanation (see
    link). I did rip a cd on the media player before the problem occurred.
    no solution yet.

    'The network adapter icon incorrectly displays a red "X" in the
    Manage Network Connections window in Windows Vista when the network
    adapter is connected' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945925)
     
    edt4806, Apr 29, 2009
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  11. Dave Horne

    +Bob+ Guest

    ""Workaround: To work around this problem, you can safely ignore the
    red "X" over the connection icon that indicates that the network
    adapter is disconnected. The connection status is updated correctly
    even when the connection icon incorrectly displays a red "X." ""

    LOL.
     
    +Bob+, Apr 29, 2009
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