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Networking Icon in System Tray: The Red "X"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Phil McCrackin, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Phil McCrackin

    Phil McCrackin Flightless Bird

    Just recently, the networking icon in the system tray has a red "X"
    through it. Ordinarily, this would mean that there is a problem with
    connectivity, right? However, I am having no problems with internet
    connectivity either through my wired network or my wireless network. I
    am running Charter broadband with a Linksys cable modem and Linksys
    cable/DSL router. Attached to the router is a US Robotics wireless
    access point. I have run all the "troubleshooting" routines in Windows
    7 (that I know of) and nothing comes up as being problematic.
    Like I said, there is no connectivity problem with either this desktop,
    the desktop located in a lower level of the house that I have on the
    wired network, and no problem with wireless connectivity to two Apple
    iTouch units, or an Acer Aspire One net book.

    Any guesses as to what could be wrong and what I can do to rid myself of
    the "X"?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  2. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    I sometimes notice this on my Acer netbook and HP notebook when the ethernet
    connection is open/not in use, and they are using the Wireless connection.
    In the past, a now defunct desktop P/C (MBD Failure, caps or regulator) had
    two ethernet interfaces. Until I disabled one of the two, it would show the
    one in use normally, and the not in use one with the red X.

    "Phil McCrackin" <fxdyna@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:wYntn.40236$9b5.389@newsfe01.iad...
    > Just recently, the networking icon in the system tray has a red "X"
    > through it. Ordinarily, this would mean that there is a problem with
    > connectivity, right? However, I am having no problems with internet
    > connectivity either through my wired network or my wireless network. I am
    > running Charter broadband with a Linksys cable modem and Linksys cable/DSL
    > router. Attached to the router is a US Robotics wireless access point. I
    > have run all the "troubleshooting" routines in Windows 7 (that I know of)
    > and nothing comes up as being problematic.
    > Like I said, there is no connectivity problem with either this desktop,
    > the desktop located in a lower level of the house that I have on the wired
    > network, and no problem with wireless connectivity to two Apple iTouch
    > units, or an Acer Aspire One net book.
    >
    > Any guesses as to what could be wrong and what I can do to rid myself of
    > the "X"?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mark
     

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