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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?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-connection-icon-not-showing-in-network-connections-window-or-taskbar.956465/
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A:Network connection and wireless icon disappeared from Taskbar and no internet

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
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A:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

*bump* no one can help me further?

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Sorry for poor English....!!!

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Green LED light shows up when I plugged the Ethernet cable into RealTek NIC, but still the Local Area Connection isn't there only one is present that is Local Area Connection 2... initially it used to show both...

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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?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/319566-local-area-connection-not-showing-network-connections.html
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Thanks
 

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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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A:Ethernet Connection works. However, there is no icon in 'Network Connections'.

How to troubleshoot missing network connections icons in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826/
 

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Hiya

Have a look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q254/6/31.ASP

Regards

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A:Local Area Connection Icon in Network Connections missing

Are you saying that if you click Start, Network Connections, nothing shows?

Or do you mean the Task Bar icon?

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A:Wireless Connection does not appear in Network Connections

If you have a wireless router which you seem to have then you don't use Network and Sharing on your PC. The PS3 will connect to the router not to your PC.
 

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A:network works fine. but no connection icon in taskbar

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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A:wireless network icon incorrectly displayed in taskbar

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A:Wireless network connection not showing

Recently I created a new network via Flash Drive ...Click to expand...

Please explain.

... found out my other wireless network now doesn't show up ...Click to expand...

What other wireless network?
 

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Welcome to Seven Forums,

You may try a System Restore, go back a day or 2 before this occured.

If that didn't help, see if disabling then enabling your Network Adapters from Device Manager helps. Here's a general Tutorial on how to use Device Manager.

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A:Wireless network connection icon in sys tray

You wil only get the wireless icon in the system tray if you have a wireless adapter installed on your desktop.

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A:Can't find 'Wireless Network Connection" icon on windows 7

have a look and see if its disabled in the bios

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Enabled in Bios / Setup
as the PC starts you should be told how to enter the bios / Setup - one of the F keys usually F2, F10, F11 or del key is often used
MAKE SURE you DO NOT change any settings and look to see if there is a setting for the wireless or WLAN
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if its enabled - then exit without saving
if you cant find a setting then exit without saving

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Note: This is not taking the machine apart. We do not recommend removing the keyboard when that is necessary to find the wireless.

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-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

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A:My desktop is not showing any wireless connections

whats the make and model of the router

would you run xirrus
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
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http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
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OR
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For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better. "A desirable signal level for a robust Wi-Fi connection will be green".
note: the signal level is a negative number, so for example -88 is worst and -40 is better

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http://i.imgur.com/KBNuOPl.png

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2. The computer connects via network cable.
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4. The wireless router is functioning and working. Connecting to the wifi with another laptop works. There are 3 or 4 other network connections that should be showing but aren't.

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A:Why Aren't Wireless Connections Showing?

Quote:
2. The computer connects via network cable


I've had occasions where unplugging that cable allows the Wireless Routers nearby to show up for connecting to.

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A:Wireless connections icon

For some reason your laptop cannot "see" your wireless router at home, in which case it will not show a wireless network icon anywhere in Windows -- there's no "magic" involved.

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If it happens again, do a screen capture and post it here.

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A:Hamachi not showing up in the Network Connections

Quote:





Originally Posted by Darknezz


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

He's been playing a game over hamachi with another friend, and it worked fine.

A third friend wanted to play the next day, and the first friend found that his Hamachi wasn't working. It won't run, it just comes up with the error:


After some troubleshooting, he found that the Hamachi network, which should show up in the Network Connections, doesn't.

Reinstalling hamachi has not helped.

Any help is appreciated.




Sorry, apparently the image tags I used don't work. Here's the link to the screenshot of the error:
http://imgplace.com/image/view/ca99c...3e191fd5341192

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Quote: Originally Posted by Deepu513


I am facing a weird problem, i am connected to only one network via Ethernet cable, but it shows that i am connected to two and one is unidentified.
I am attaching the screenshot below
when i did "ipconfig" i saw that there are "two default gateways"
Thats weird! Please tell me how to delete the unidentified network? I would also uninstall drivers if necessary, but there might be some other solution.


Are you using a static IP address?

In your TCP/IP settings can you make sure that your local area connection is obtaining an address automatically.



If that doesn't resolve your issue then can you please upload a full ipconfig screenshot (ipconfig /all) so we can look further into this.

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Please copy & paste the following into notepad.
Code:
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
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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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Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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Try this.

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Do a System Restore to a time when this was not happening.
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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.

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