I have a Inspiron e1505 with a Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card and a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. I connect via wired cable sometimes when at my desk, and use the wireless when on the move, so I don't want to have to disable and enable either connection repeatedly. The problem I'm having is that the "Local Area Connection A network cable is unplugged." icon remains in the system tray when my wired cable is unplugged, regardless of any show or notification settings in the Broadcom's properties. Is there a way to make that icon disappear? It's really annoying, I guess because I realize I have no control over it. ha ha. Also, I tried to bridge the two connections, and even set its properties to be exactly like one of my working connections, but I can't ping or get through at all. Any ideas on what I might have missed? I killed the bridge and I'm using the separate connections again. I thought it might be the MAC ID is different when using the bridge (checked via IPCONFIG /ALL), so I included it in my wireless list on my WAP, but that didn't fix it.