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Wireless Connection icon not showing in Network Connections window or Taskbar

Q: Wireless Connection icon not showing in Network Connections window or Taskbar

I've tried everything to get it back. In my network connections, it only shows my local area connection. I can't connect to a wireless network, and my wifi light on my keyboard isn't even lit.
I don't have any switches or buttons on my keyboard either that would allow me to enable or disable wireless internet.
I do have a wireless card built into my computer, and I have been able to connect to wireless networks for the three years that I've owned this laptop. It basically just stopped working a few weeks ago.
By the way, it's Windows XP. Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?

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A: Wireless Connection icon not showing in Network Connections window or Taskbar

Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?Click to expand...

Let's see if we can find where it went.

What is listed under Network Adapters in Device Manager? What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?

What is the brand and model of your laptop?
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*bump* no one can help me further?
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how to enable both LAN cards in Network Connection... Pls. guide for the same...

Thank you


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A:Local Area Connection not showing in Network Connections

Hello Hari Om, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have the drivers installed for the RealTek LAN card?
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It needs a Driver. You'll need to visit the Motherboard Manufacturers website & download the driver for your model board.

Before you go there, look in Device Manager {control panel / system /hardware} and see if anything else has an exclamation mark - they'll require drivers too!
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Are you saying that if you click Start, Network Connections, nothing shows?

Or do you mean the Task Bar icon?
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Is this a wired or wireless connection? It's probably a second network adapter that isn't in use right now.
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Recently I created a new network via Flash Drive ...Click to expand...

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Welcome to Seven Forums,

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have a look and see if its disabled in the bios


Enabled in Bios / Setup
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-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

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Originally Posted by Darknezz

Alright, so my friend seems to have a weird problem.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Deepu513

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A:Win 8.1 x64 Not Showing 2nd Network Adapter In Connections

Please copy & paste the following into notepad.
netsh wlan show all >%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query dhcp >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query dnscache >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query wlansvc >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
ipconfig /all >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
netsh advfirewall show global >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
netsh winhttp show proxy >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
Save the file as "Network.bat"Right click the file and select Run as Administrator.This will create a file called "Network.txt" on the desktop.Copy & paste the contents into your next post.
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A:XP MCE not showing local network connections

XP MCE should be two CDs or one DVD.

The normal CD install as I remember it is disk one, then disk 2 and then disk one again. then if needed you install SP2 and SP3. Drivers
My best guess is that you need to have installed Disk2 to avoid this problem.

Why didn't disk 2 work? Is it damaged?

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A:Ethernet not showing up in Network Connections

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
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A:network adapters no longer showing any available connections

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you tried using the traditional System Restore? Restore it to a point when you were able to wireless connect? If that didn't work, we'll try a different tactic.
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A:Connections not showing in Network and Sharing Center

That red X indicates that you have an Ethernet adaptor that isn't plugged in. If you don't need that connection then you can disable the Ethernet connection in Device Manager, reboot the machine after disabling and check to see that the red X is gone.
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So far :

When I right click it - the options are :

Create Shortcut

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Hi annelid and welcome to the Vista forums!

Just try to delete it from the explorer (c:\users\username\desktop)
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A:No connections are available (Shows a X on the network icon)

Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this.

Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, then select Connect to a network (Connect or reconnect to a wireless, wired network connection).

You mentioned that you have installed the drivers, try to update the drivers for you network card.
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Do you know what is the problem? do you think that is due to viruses?

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A:Network connections and wifi icon

Do a System Restore to a time when this was not happening.
Restart the computer and press F8 and choose Safe Mode With Networking. Then go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Are there any network connections there?
This is usually caused by a virus, please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and post in that section of the forum for more help.