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Wifi Icon not showing

By AlaAbid ยท 8 replies
Jan 1, 2014
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  1. Hi , since I reinstalled windows 7, am not seeing the wifi icon anymore , all I see is the ethernet icon with a red cross , even though am connected to a wifi, here is a screenshot http://prntscr.com/2fpmcu , I've tried a lot of tips ,posted in alot of forums , but none helped , I have the network icon enabled on the Notification Area Icons , but still doesnt work, I hope u'll give me a solution here , am already tired of this thing , annoying .
    Thanks in advance :)

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    Hmmmm.... wifi connections are not showing on my windows 8, updated to 8.1, I have tried all means but to no avail. I can only access the internet through ethenet cable. I need your help
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,493   +1,430

    Get to your Device Mgr, expand the Network Adapters
    and look for BOTH the wired and wifi drivers. Neither should have yellow or red marks


    I check and from my device manager, I only see Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller and nothing else
  5. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 146   +10

    I have no such issue on my Win7.
    The icon is so important for you, even more than wifi connection?


    if the icon cannot be located, I don't think I can get Wi-Fi connection
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,622   +560

    You don't need to see the icon to get wifi,
  8. jack_alexander

    jack_alexander TS Enthusiast Posts: 29

    Years ago I had a problem with a program icon showing up in the taskbar notification area. The program writer suggested ctr-alt-delete to log off and login again. I still use this trick today as I have lots of icons down there and I hate it when one (or more fails to show up). It would require me to open 'System Explorer' and search out the processes of the missings and stop them and then hunt for them in the startmenu. When I have a problem getting the wi-fi and sound icons it is much easier to log out and log back in. (Windows 8.1, XP when I learned the trick.
    Good luck. Surf safe....


    I'm OK now. A friend told to use Driver pack sololution. I did and worked perfect

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