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DSL Status Display Symbols

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bob Jones, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Flightless Bird

    I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status which
    opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several symbols,ie,padlock to
    indicate firewall connected to receive channel.

    Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?

    My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the meaning
    of this symbol.It just appeared recently.

    WinXP Pro SP3
    Westell router/modem via Ethernet
     
  2. David Webb

    David Webb Flightless Bird

    Do a Google search for Westell router/modem user manual. It's probably a free
    downloadable pdf file. You may want to contact your ISP Support Services first
    since they may have issued you a device which is tailored specifically for them.

    "Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status which
    > opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several symbols,ie,padlock to
    > indicate firewall connected to receive channel.
    >
    > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?
    >
    > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the meaning of
    > this symbol.It just appeared recently.
    >
    > WinXP Pro SP3
    > Westell router/modem via Ethernet
    >
     
  3. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Jan 8, 11:06 am, "David Webb" <dwebb...@earthling.net> wrote:
    > Do a Google search for Westell router/modem user manual. It's probably a free
    > downloadable pdf file. You may want to contact your ISP Support Services first
    > since they may have issued you a device which is tailored specifically for them.
    >
    > "Bob Jones" <rjone...@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > > I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status which
    > > opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several symbols,ie,padlock to
    > > indicate firewall connected to receive channel.

    >
    > > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?

    >
    > > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the meaning of
    > > this symbol.It just appeared recently.

    >
    > > WinXP Pro SP3
    > > Westell router/modem via Ethernet


    These symbols are not restricted to the Westell. These symbols are
    part of the UPNP service which the Westell "connects" with.
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 8, 3:26 am, "Bob Jones" <rjone...@centurytel.net> wrote:
    > I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status which
    > opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several symbols,ie,padlock to
    > indicate firewall connected to receive channel.
    >
    > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?
    >
    > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the meaning
    > of this symbol.It just appeared recently.
    >
    > WinXP Pro SP3
    > Westell router/modem via Ethernet


    Take a screenshot of what you see and upload the screenshot to one of
    several
    free picture hosting WWW sites.

    When you are done, we will be able to see what you are seeing.

    Press the Print Scrn button to copy your entire screen to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Open MS Paint:

    Start, Program Accessories, Paint

    When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    Paint file
    to your desktop or someplace you can remember. JPG files take up less
    hard
    disk space than BMP files and just as readable.

    Make as many screenshots as you need. Practice makes perfect. Be
    careful your
    screenshot does not contain any personal information. Practice
    viewing your images
    before you upload them to be sure they are okay.

    Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site. You can
    always remove
    your account later if you want. Here are some free image hosting
    sites:

    http://www.imageshack.us/
    http://photobucket.com/

    Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    files) to the
    site and it will return to you a URL web address (a link) for your new
    image(s)
    that you can paste in a message post, email, etc.

    When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    something like this:

    http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/841/72663615.jpg

    Post the URL web address back here in your response and we can click
    on the
    address and see your screenshot. Post as many as you need - the site
    is free.
     
  5. David Webb

    David Webb Flightless Bird

    "smlunatick" <yveslec@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:af48cf6c-07c8-4d41-ba15-1dbf417b7bdf@c34g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jan 8, 11:06 am, "David Webb" <dwebb...@earthling.net> wrote:
    >> Do a Google search for Westell router/modem user manual. It's probably a free
    >> downloadable pdf file. You may want to contact your ISP Support Services
    >> first
    >> since they may have issued you a device which is tailored specifically for
    >> them.
    >>
    >> "Bob Jones" <rjone...@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> > I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status
    >> > which
    >> > opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several symbols,ie,padlock to
    >> > indicate firewall connected to receive channel.

    >>
    >> > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?

    >>
    >> > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the meaning
    >> > of
    >> > this symbol.It just appeared recently.

    >>
    >> > WinXP Pro SP3
    >> > Westell router/modem via Ethernet

    >
    > These symbols are not restricted to the Westell. These symbols are
    > part of the UPNP service which the Westell "connects" with.


    I wasn't referring to the symbols the OP may be confused about. I was referring
    to the user manual/guide being possibly tailored by his ISP.

    Keep in mind that none of this has anything to do with Windows XP, I was simply
    giving some OT guidance to the OP.
     
  6. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Flightless Bird

    I realize the problem is not with the router,I just listed that for
    reference,

    Here's the pix of the screen shot,note the two yellow symbols,one on the
    xmit channel and one on the rx channel.

    Thanks for the help.

    http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae205/rfjones/Clipboard01.jpg



    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:2f7f2c17-26da-4400-830b-8535b33daf71@m26g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    On Jan 8, 3:26 am, "Bob Jones" <rjone...@centurytel.net> wrote:
    > I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status
    > which
    > opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several symbols,ie,padlock
    > to
    > indicate firewall connected to receive channel.
    >
    > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?
    >
    > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the
    > meaning
    > of this symbol.It just appeared recently.
    >
    > WinXP Pro SP3
    > Westell router/modem via Ethernet


    Take a screenshot of what you see and upload the screenshot to one of
    several
    free picture hosting WWW sites.

    When you are done, we will be able to see what you are seeing.

    Press the Print Scrn button to copy your entire screen to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Open MS Paint:

    Start, Program Accessories, Paint

    When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    Paint file
    to your desktop or someplace you can remember. JPG files take up less
    hard
    disk space than BMP files and just as readable.

    Make as many screenshots as you need. Practice makes perfect. Be
    careful your
    screenshot does not contain any personal information. Practice
    viewing your images
    before you upload them to be sure they are okay.

    Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site. You can
    always remove
    your account later if you want. Here are some free image hosting
    sites:

    http://www.imageshack.us/
    http://photobucket.com/

    Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    files) to the
    site and it will return to you a URL web address (a link) for your new
    image(s)
    that you can paste in a message post, email, etc.

    When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    something like this:

    http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/841/72663615.jpg

    Post the URL web address back here in your response and we can click
    on the
    address and see your screenshot. Post as many as you need - the site
    is free.
     
  7. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Flightless Bird

    "Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status
    >which opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several
    >symbols,ie,padlock to indicate firewall connected to receive channel.
    >
    > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?
    >
    > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the
    > meaning of this symbol.It just appeared recently.
    >
    > WinXP Pro SP3
    > Westell router/modem via Ethernet
    >
     
  8. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    Bob Jones wrote:

    >"Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    >news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >>I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status
    >>which opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several
    >>symbols,ie,padlock to indicate firewall connected to receive channel.
    >>
    >>Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?
    >>
    >>My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the
    >>meaning of this symbol.It just appeared recently.
    >>
    >>WinXP Pro SP3
    >>Westell router/modem via Ethernet
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >

    The answer to your query is in the manual you receive with your wireless
    equipment. The answer to your query is RTFM but don't take any advice
    from Bruce Hagen Pig. Now he should be scared if he wasn't up to now.
    Hey it is saturday here in UK and I am watching Haiti reports on BBC
    news channel.

    hth
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Entire thread history:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_frm/thread/d6dfb396f47b8126


    Bob Jones wrote:
    > "Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status
    >> which opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several
    >> symbols,ie,padlock to indicate firewall connected to receive channel.
    >>
    >> Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?
    >>
    >> My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the
    >> meaning of this symbol.It just appeared recently.
    >>
    >> WinXP Pro SP3
    >> Westell router/modem via Ethernet
     
  10. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 15, 9:07 pm, "Bob Jones" <rjone...@centurytel.net> wrote:
    > "Bob Jones" <rjone...@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > >I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status
    > >which opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several
    > >symbols,ie,padlock to indicate firewall connected to receive channel.

    >
    > > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?

    >
    > > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the
    > > meaning of this symbol.It just appeared recently.

    >
    > > WinXP Pro SP3
    > > Westell router/modem via Ethernet


    The padlock indicates the Windows Firewall is enabled which is
    generally a good sign.

    Disable the Windows Firewall, the padlock goes away.

    Unless you think you are having a firewall issue, I would leave it
    enabled.
     
  11. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Flightless Bird

    There is an open hand symbol on the transmit link,yellow in color as is the
    padlock symbol.Anyone know what that means?I Googled UPNP symbols and found
    nothing.

    My Westell router manual doesn't help either.

    "Bob Jones" <rjones08@centurytel.net> wrote in message
    news:-OprJLxDkKHA.6096@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I right click on my DSL modem lights on the task bar and select status
    >which opens a window with a network drawing.It uses several
    >symbols,ie,padlock to indicate firewall connected to receive channel.
    >
    > Does anyone have a complete description of all the possible symbols used?
    >
    > My transmit channel has a symbol I cannot identify,I don't know the
    > meaning of this symbol.It just appeared recently.
    >
    > WinXP Pro SP3
    > Westell router/modem via Ethernet
    >
     

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