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Have internet connected but no green bars.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by David Li, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. David Li

    David Li Flightless Bird

    Hi all,

    This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.

    After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are missing
    in the taskbar.

    The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop up
    windows.

    Internet connection is working btw.


    Regards

    David
     
  2. Mike S

    Mike S Flightless Bird

    On 6/21/2010 8:57 PM, David Li wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    > After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    > missing in the taskbar.
    > The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    > up windows.
    > Internet connection is working btw.
    >
    > Regards
    > David


    Are the options you an set for the network adapter software?

    Can you subscribe to alt.windows7.general?
     
  3. Mike S

    Mike S Flightless Bird

    On 6/22/2010 4:07 AM, Mike S wrote:
    > On 6/21/2010 8:57 PM, David Li wrote:
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >> After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    >> missing in the taskbar.
    >> The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    >> up windows.
    >> Internet connection is working btw.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> David

    >
    > Are the options you an set for the network adapter software?
    >
    > Can you subscribe to alt.windows7.general?


    Apologies, not sure what happened with that post, I meant to ask,

    "Are there options you can set for the network adapter software?"

    Sorry for the repeat.

    Mike
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Try this forum:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7hardware/threads

    David Li wrote:
    > This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >
    > After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are missing
    > in the taskbar.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    > up
    > windows.
    >
    > Internet connection is working btw.
     
  5. David Li

    David Li Flightless Bird

    hi,

    I can not subscribe to alt.windows7.general and I can not find this in the
    Microsoft Communities account, how can I add alt.windows7.general? thanks



    "Mike S" <mscir@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hvpctu$5ei$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 6/21/2010 8:57 PM, David Li wrote:
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >> After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    >> missing in the taskbar.
    >> The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    >> up windows.
    >> Internet connection is working btw.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> David

    >
    > Are the options you an set for the network adapter software?
    >
    > Can you subscribe to alt.windows7.general?
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    That's because it isn't a microsoft newsgroup. You can't get there from
    here. You will need an account on a newsgroup server that carries it, or
    look it up in Google Groups.

    David Li wrote:
    > hi,
    >
    > I can not subscribe to alt.windows7.general and I can not find this in
    > the Microsoft Communities account, how can I add alt.windows7.general?
    > thanks
    >
    >
    >
    > "Mike S" <mscir@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hvpctu$5ei$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >> On 6/21/2010 8:57 PM, David Li wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >>> After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    >>> missing in the taskbar.
    >>> The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    >>> up windows.
    >>> Internet connection is working btw.
    >>>
    >>> Regards
    >>> David

    >>
    >>
    >> Are the options you an set for the network adapter software?
    >>
    >> Can you subscribe to alt.windows7.general?

    >
    >
     
  7. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    David Li wrote:
    > hi,
    >
    > I can not subscribe to alt.windows7.general and I can not find this in
    > the Microsoft Communities account, how can I add alt.windows7.general?
    > thanks
    >


    A USENET server happens to carry that group.

    Some email tools, can also communicate with USENET servers, using
    NNTP protocol. For example, I use Thunderbird, which is both an
    email and a USENET news reader.

    This is an example of a free server, one in fact where you don't
    even need to register to start using it. The server has some
    strange filter rules, to try to control abuse. You're limited to posting
    perhaps 25 messages a day. And there is no transmission of binaries
    on this server (so no movie uploading or downloading is supported
    on the server).

    http://www.aioe.org/ <--- read the usage rules here

    When setting up your USENET news reader, the important info is

    nntp.aioe.org port 119

    Once you make connections with the server, you download the "groups"
    list, and then "subscribe" to the group alt.windows7.general .
    There could be a tick box, next to the group name, and you
    tick it to have that group added to your active list of groups.
    When you update the list of groups you subscribe to, and the
    tool fetches the headers, you can see a list of message threads
    and subjects. Clicking on them, allows you to read the message
    body. And doing a "reply", allows you to participate. Since
    AIOE supports posting, it allows your reply to go through.
    There are a few servers around, that only allow reading, so
    that distinction is important.

    There are yet more free servers available, but they require
    registration with the owner, to get username/password. On
    those, you set up your USENET news reader to "request authentication"
    and enter username/password before the session starts. If
    the news reader has username/password caching, then you use
    the tool with no further nuisance.

    This message is being sent via nntp.aioe.org , so I'm using
    it right now. I could just as easily post to alt.windows7.general
    if I wanted, by changing the "Newsgroup" line in the message.

    HTH,
    Paul

    > "Mike S" <mscir@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hvpctu$5ei$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 6/21/2010 8:57 PM, David Li wrote:
    >>> Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >>> After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    >>> missing in the taskbar.
    >>> The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    >>> up windows.
    >>> Internet connection is working btw.
    >>>
    >>> Regards
    >>> David

    >>
    >> Are the options you an set for the network adapter software?
    >>
    >> Can you subscribe to alt.windows7.general?

    >
     
  8. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:39:33 +0800, "David Li" <davidli@digintech.com>
    wrote:

    >hi,
    >
    >I can not subscribe to alt.windows7.general and I can not find this in the
    >Microsoft Communities account, how can I add alt.windows7.general? thanks
    >

    Yes, just what Bob and Paul say. There is far more to usenet than
    just microsoft groups and even microsoft groups** are better read with
    a news client, a news reader. "Agent" at www.forteinc.com isn't free
    iirc, but it's a very good reader.

    I have alt.windows7.general on my free newsserver and there are paid
    news servers for 4 to 10 dollars a month. Plus there are 30,000 other
    newsgroups on various topics, though usually about 2/3rds of them are
    empty.

    **In fact, I get the impression that microsoft groups will only be
    available on Usenetf, but that news is confusing.


    >
    >"Mike S" <mscir@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >news:hvpctu$5ei$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 6/21/2010 8:57 PM, David Li wrote:
    >>> Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >>> After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    >>> missing in the taskbar.
    >>> The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    >>> up windows.
    >>> Internet connection is working btw.
    >>>
    >>> Regards
    >>> David

    >>
    >> Are the options you an set for the network adapter software?
    >>
    >> Can you subscribe to alt.windows7.general?
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    PS: There are no Win7-specific newsgroups on the MS newsserver.

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Try this forum:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7hardware/threads
    >
    > David Li wrote:
    >> This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >>
    >> After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    >> missing
    >> in the taskbar.
    >>
    >> The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    >> up
    >> windows.
    >>
    >> Internet connection is working btw.
     
  10. Eddie

    Eddie Flightless Bird

    David Li wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >
    > After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    > missing in the taskbar.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    > up windows.
    >
    > Internet connection is working btw.
    >
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > David




    Phone your ISP and ask if they supply N/G's... mine supplies about
    50,000 (even tho' there are about 200,000 out there in the ether)

    If your server supplies them, simply set up an account (outlook express
    if you like, but T/bird is better.) and away you go.

    Ed
     
  11. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:34:00 +0930, Eddie <albert@greenacres.far>
    wrote:

    > David Li wrote:
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    > >
    > > After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    > > missing in the taskbar.
    > >
    > > The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the pop
    > > up windows.
    > >
    > > Internet connection is working btw.
    > >
    > >
    > > Regards
    > >
    > > David

    >
    >
    >
    > Phone your ISP and ask if they supply N/G's... mine supplies about
    > 50,000 (even tho' there are about 200,000 out there in the ether)





    Very few ISPs these days provide newsgroups. You generally need to get
    them from another supplier. Some news servers are free, others charge
    a small fee. News.eternal-september.org is a good free one.


    > If your server supplies them, simply set up an account (outlook express
    > if you like, but T/bird is better.) and away you go.



    What newsreader you use is up to you, and we all have different likes
    and dislikes and different tastes. You like Thunderbird, I don't. My
    favorite newsreader is Forté Agent, but I don't think anyone should
    just do what I do. Each person should try several of what's available
    and choose whichever one best suits him.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Flightless Bird


    > What newsreader you use is up to you, and we all have different likes
    > and dislikes and different tastes. You like Thunderbird, I don't. My
    > favorite newsreader is Forté Agent, but I don't think anyone should
    > just do what I do. Each person should try several of what's available
    > and choose whichever one best suits him.
    >



    I agree. Personally I have 'Agent, Tbird, Xnews, o/e, and couple of
    others; I also have a pay server which I get for free; its got about
    120,000 groups.(binaries included and a 6month retention.)

    As for isp's, I guess I'm just lucky mine actually supplies, including
    binaries.

    Ed
     
  13. Billns

    Billns Flightless Bird

    On 6/24/2010 8:04 PM, Eddie wrote:
    > David Li wrote:
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> This is a windows 7 problem but can't find a newsgroup.
    >>
    >> After updating my network adapter driver, my green signal bars are
    >> missing in the taskbar.
    >>
    >> The funny thing is that I click on it and it shows green bars in the
    >> pop up windows.
    >>
    >> Internet connection is working btw.
    >>
    >>
    >> Regards
    >>
    >> David

    >
    >
    >
    > Phone your ISP and ask if they supply N/G's... mine supplies about
    > 50,000 (even tho' there are about 200,000 out there in the ether)
    >
    > If your server supplies them, simply set up an account (outlook express
    > if you like, but T/bird is better.) and away you go.
    >
    > Ed


    Teranews isn't quite free. You have to register and pay a one-time
    access fee. After that you can download up to 50 mb of data every day
    with no extra charge. Binary groups are supported. Retention is about
    four months. You can upgrade to a pay plan if you need more than this
    limit. I've been using it happily for several years.

    My ISP discontinued .alt newsgroups over a year ago and all newsgroups
    shortly thereafter.

    Bill
     

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