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The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected

Q: The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected

Hi to all
The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected and can brows the internet.
my prblem solved but after restart my computer this problem come back.
I'm confused because I tried many ways to sole it!

I disconnected my pc from modem, waited about 30 seconds and reconnected it
Reset the network adapter
use the Diagnose and repair the connection
Uninstall driver from device manager and restart my computer

When the computer will restart my problem is solved!!!!!!! but When the computer will restart again,
my problem come back!!!!! Even when I disconnect from the Internet and connected, this problem come back

Could someone help me? (windows 7, 64)

Preferred Solution: The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected

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So, this is not a major issue but kind of annoying. Recently I have noticed that the system tray icon for the wireless network always has that little red X and if I open the Network and Sharing Center it says "You are not currently connected to any networks." When I click "See Full Map" it shows a line from my PC to the Router but the line from my router to the internet has a red X.

The thing is, I am connected to the internet. I can go online just fine. Any ideas?

A:network system tray icon shows not connected but I am connected

Hello Serg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes a simple restart of the PC will sort the network icon for you.

If not, then a quick disable and enable of the wireless network usually will toggle it back with the correct icon.

Hope this helps,

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Since about 2-3 days ago I been getting in the icon tray the PC and a big red X icon meaning not connected to the internet but the thing is I am connected if I hover over it, it will say connected. I have no idea what the problem could be I'm just hoping I'm not infected by any virus.

System information
Intel Core i3 530 / 2.93 GHz
6.0GB of Ram
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit Edition

A:Internet Icon tray shows "not connected" but I am connected

Hi Negotron,Found a possible answer on Microsoft Answers for you Microsoft Answers Red X on NetworkHope this helps

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whenever I'm connected to a network, the attached icon is displayed. The other icons (e.g. the spinning wheel thing when establishing a connection) do work, but the "connected" icon seems to have disappeared for no reason. I did not install any new software and I don't know what else might have triggered this, it was just that way when I booted my pc a few days ago.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Network connection icon always shows "not connected" even though I am

You might have a two adapters enabled. Right click on the bars and open the network and sharing center. Then in the left pane click on change adapter settings and see if there are 2 adapters present. If so disable the one that isn't wireless..I don't know if the two are related but mine used to look like this the left pic now it looks like the right pic. And it happened right after some windows updates.

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I have a home premium 32 bit HP.I use dial up.Sometimes when I use the computer the icon on taskbar says I'm not connected but I am. On some days when I start the computer, the icon is OK,but if I turn the computer off and restart 3 hours later then the icon has a red x on it but I'm still able to connect to the internet.

A:icon shows I'm not connected but I am

If you have access without problem there is no reason to concern yourself. Go to search by the start button. Type notification, in the notification area got to network notification and set it up to hide. The problem is gone and you are enjoying the computer and the internet.
You could try to right click on the icon and then troubleshoot, but I am not really hopeful using that approach.
I do not know of any other way to correct this small malfunction.

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hp pavilion 15 notebook pc 15- e038tx   ,when i am connected to the internet, icon on task bar not changed continuously shows red sign or cross,i am using data card (usb dongle) i browse download and upload good but but icon not shows you are connected please help me hp pavilion 15 eo38tx  windows 7 64bit

A:internet icon shows red cross when i am connected

Hi shah-aijaz, Sorry to hear that you are having issues with the wifi on your notebook. I have done some research and I have found that the computer that you have listed does NOT have Windows 7. Are you certain that you are giving the proper model number of your computer?  Please check the bottom of your computer and the product number should be listed on a white sticker by a bar code.


Please write back at your convenience.


Thank you.

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I have a home premium vista 32 bits and dial up.The icon on task bar says I'm not connected but I am.I'm typing to you right now. How can I fix this?

A:[SOLVED] connection icon on taskbar shows not connected but I am

If you have IPV6 go to network properties and uncheck IPV6 then restart your computer.

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Hi Helpers,

I am running Windows 10 32bit and have a Realtec RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) card integral (Motherboard). It has the latest drivers installed. (10.6.1001.2015 - October 2015). Device Manager doesn't show any fault with the card

The Internet Access Icon in the task bar shows a yellowish triangle containing an exclamation mark. Despite this, a cursor 'hover' says 'internet access' and I can indeed get my emails sent and downloaded to my client. Also I can surf the www. I have no idea whether speed is affected during the display; I have Virginmedia 150mb speed, but at best it usually reaches 15-35Mbs on any speedtest. The provider doesn't want to know about the speed problem.

Sometimes the system starts up without displaying the yellowish icon. Sometimes a restart cures the symbol too. Speedtests remain about the same.

Does anyone have any idea of likely causes and cures please?

Many thanks for looking.

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As stated in the title, the Network icon on the taskbar in the bottom right, always shows the disconnected Ethernet, even while I am connected to wifi. I've also tried connecting it via the Ethernet port, and it still shows the disconnected Ethernet icon. Also, not sure if this is related or not, but at every boot, windows tries to install an unidentified-unnamed device. I will post screenshots of the problems.

Here's the screenshots.

A:Internet Taskbar Icon shows Ethernet unplugged when connected via wifi

Quote: Originally Posted by NickFizzer

As stated in the title, the Network icon on the taskbar in the bottom right, always shows the disconnected Ethernet, even while I am connected to wifi. I've also tried connecting it via the Ethernet port, and it still shows the disconnected Ethernet icon. Also, not sure if this is related or not, but at every boot, windows tries to install an unidentified-unnamed device. I will post screenshots of the problems.

Here's the screenshots.

If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it will help me to see the adaptor that is causing the problem.

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We are trying to connect a computer from house a to the lan network at house b using a vpn. Both computers are using vista and no thrid party software. House b has 2 computers on a lan network using a linksys router. We ran through the setup wizard in vista and ran through some turtorials, then ended up here. Computer a shows connected, and computer b shows that computer a is connected, but the two computers cannot see each other, share files, and computer a cannot see the local network. As far as i can tell everything is passing through the router, any help????????

A:VPN shows connected but there is no network....

Do you have any firewalls enabled on either computer?
Is file and print sharing turned on?
Are both computers in the same workgroup?
Do you have a port forwarding setup on the routers/firewall to allow the vpn traffic to connect to the private network?
Have you enabled all of the vpn protocols on the routers?

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Hi, i've been having this problem for a while. it's getting really annoying. On my other computer, i'm connecting through a Airlink router and adapter. In my network it said i'm connected and i have a excellent connection, but when i try to get on internet explorer, it says page cannot be displayed. Please someone help me.

Heres an ipconfig:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\John>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dell
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Airlink101 SuperG Wireless Cardbus A
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-02-3F-83-38
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet
Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-74-10-59-A0

C:\Documents and Settings\John>

A:Network shows connected, but no internet.

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Okay, so I AM connected to the wireless router, as is the other PC on the network (that PC is running XP). I used to be able to print to the printer that is connected directly to the XP computer, but now it keeps telling me it is offline. So, upon further investigation, I tried to figure out why and try to access the XP computer, I get the error that this computer (Windows 7) is not connected to a network, so I open network and sharing center and try to connect to a network. Then the popup in the system tray pops up that shows me connected to the Internet, but "NOT CONNECTED - Connections are available" - what the hell does that mean? So then I open network and sharing center and select choose homegroup and sharing options. THEN I get the error "This computer belongs to a homegroup" with the error "homegroup is not available because i'm not connected to a network" - and the viscious cycle begins again.

I go over to the XP and look at workgroup and both PCs are listed. When I click on mine (Windows 7), it wants a username and password. I don't remember what those are!

Whenever I try to access the printer that is connected to Win 7 PC FROM XP PC, I get a denied access error!

Please help! I have two computers and two printers that I just want to be able to use both printers with both computers!

Windows 7 is connected to a Lexmark laser printer and XP is connected to an HP inkjet.

These DID work for a long time, but for some strange re... Read more

A:Windows 7 shows not connected to network

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I have x220 with Win10 on it (BIOS 1.43). Suddenly I noticed that battery icon is not changed after I disconnected the charger, it still shows charger is connected and battery still charging... But battery of course discharging.I tried to remove the battery and laptop working fine via charger only.It works ok without charger if battery is charged, but icon always shows that laptop is conneted to charger.Also there is no sound when charger disconnected. (Sound is switched on in BIOS)My battery is not new but correctly charging on other X220.

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Hello Team,

I'm running Windows XP Pro. I'm using an Acer 5738Z and I user the Atheros AR5B91 wireless network adapter. In the Network Connections window, Wireless Network Connection shows a red X and says Not Connected. In the device manager, the Atheros driver is listed under Network Adapters. Also, in the Atheros Client Utility, I can see the available wireless network to connect. But, when I connect, its not connecting. I believe its because the Wireless Network Connection has a red X and its not connected. I tried reinstalling the Atheros drivers. Turned off the firewall, etc. to no luck. Also stopped and started the Wireless Zero Configuration in the services.

I've tried all possible steps from my side. Just not sure what to do to get the Wireless Network Connection to get connected, so that I can use my wireless.

It was working absolutely fine around a couple of months back. Did not make any major changes in my pc since then. I'm struggling with this for the past many weeks. Please help me out. Expecting to get a reply very soon.


A:Wireless Network Connection shows a red X and says Not Connected

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I had windows 8.1 and my homegroup was set up. Everything worked properly. The was an update i believe but I hadnt needed any files from my other pc so it went unnoticed if thats what caused it. At any rate I couldnt connect to the homegroup with my laptop. I tried all my security settings, reset,updated drivers,disabled and enabled the network adapter, forgot and re added the network I am on, checked to ensure it was set up properly in the registry. There is no option to click on to change it. I am left with my network showing me I am not connect to a network, yet here I am. My share settings show that I am on a public or guest current profile. I am on the administrator account for this laptop. I've searched all over and cannot find anything that helps me in any way with this. Oh, and I updated to windows 10. Same deal.

A:active network shows I am not connected to any networks, but I am.

Hi, did you try this?:
on network => adapter settings right-click on LAN-connection => properties (as admin!) and on the 'Share' Tab tick the first box 'permit other users of this network to use the internet connection of this computer'
(after update to Win 10 - and again to Win 10 v.1511 - I had a very similar problem with my Ethernet connection popping off a few minutes after system start, claiming the LAN cable to be unplugged. Finally I got this issue solved by uninstalling my eset-nod32 antivirus program. This done, it still did not work until I made above setting)

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Hi All,
Did a windows update and now wifi not working. Just a red x and networking center shows adapter not connected. I tried doing a restore and no luck. Then tried updating driver and restarting no luck. Tried deleting all network adapters and search for hardware and nothing. I know adapter working.... got it going on my laptop. Device manager shows adapter working fine.....Tried disconnecting network in services and restart no luck.
any ideas ?

A:have red x wifi.....network shows adapter not connected

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... What is the Model Number of your Computer ? ...

Can you Please Post a screenshot of the Device Manager ..

With the Network Adapters extended .. Also View Hidden Devices ..

The Link below will help you achieve this ..
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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So this has been showing up for the past week or so under my network connections. I am not using Ethernet as I have no cable plugged into my PC; I have been using WiFi instead. This problem isn't at one place, I have been using WiFi on different routers in few different locations but this "connection" remains there.

Any ideas on what this could be and why it is occurring? Also, it takes at least 2-3 minutes for my computer to connect to WiFi when it is booted after shut down/ sleep on any router. Can this be related to the problem above?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Unidentified Network Shows up,not connected/using Ethernet

Looks like it still thinks you are connected to the Ethernet connection. You would have to pull up Network adapters in Network Control Center, to see why you are getting the limited connection. You are not using a VPN per chance?

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I installed Service Pack 2 last night, and ever since then I have completely lost my laptop's connection to the internet.

I have tried everything I can think of. I have ipconfig /release, then renew. I have flushed the DNS and re registered. I have been through every LAN set-up, I have done two system restores, I removed SP2. I even ran a Windows XP Repair..nothing is working.

It shows my wireless connection blinking like normal, says my signal strength is excellent, but I can't get any pages whatsoever to come up.

Sad to say as an IT guy myself, but I am totally out of ideasssssss.

I would appreciate anybody's help.


A:Laptop shows connected but not in Wifi network

I found a general tip from PC World:
If you can connect to the router wirelessly but can't get onto the Internet, your card is working fine, but you'll need to troubleshoot your router. Check your router configuration to be sure you set it up properly. Rerun the setup utility, checking the mode (PPoE or DHCP, depending on what your ISP uses) and the user name and password that you use to log on. Be sure the settings match those that your broadband provider gave you. Some broadband modems are tied to the MAC address of the computer on which they were first installed, so you may need to "clone" the MAC address and fool the modem into thinking your router is really your PC.

Check that the wired connection between the router and the broadband modem is firmly seated, and that the indicator light for this connection is glowing. If a light is off, you may have a bad cable, or you might have connected a crossover ethernet cable instead of a regular one. Some routers come with a crossover cable that you use while setting it up--this cable doesn't work for the connection between the router and the modem.Click to expand...

Food for thought: I just had the cable modem go bad on me and I went crazy thinking the ISP decided to suddenly do some "improvements" in my area, that my router flipped, etc. So, maybe it's the modem? The router?

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When attached to my Belkin router, my network connection shows "Connected to <router name here>". But when I connect my LAN to my TP-Link router, it doesn't show that extra connection in my network connection?

I'm using an old dos software that somehow needs this "connected to router" shown in the network connection. I think the software needs to somehow "dial" to the router or "listen" to the dial tone or something. How do I make it appear? Some kind of vpn or something?

A:Network connection shows connected to router

In Windows, go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. In Network Connections you should see the Local Area Connection. right click it and choose Status It should say you are connected. If your Ethernet cable is plugged in and it is connected to your router.

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i'm connected to a router. the network connection icons shows that the network is connected, but i cannot connect to the network or the internet. even when i try to ping the default gateway, it says request time out. i tried fixing the winsock and resetting the tcp/ip but still i'm not able to connect to the network. also when i type the ip address and everything else manually the network connection shows connected but only the sent icon blinks and the received icon stays dull. and when i try to obtain ip address automatically. the network connection icon says limited or no connectivity. i have both lan and wireless connection, and this happens for both of them. any suggestions please.

A:cannot connect to the network even when network connection shows connected

Maybe the router has MAC address filtering turned on?

Can you connect your computer to any other network? What if you hook it directly to the modem (if you have one)?

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On my laptop, I noticed that on the bottom right my wireless network has a yellow asterisk like symbol. I clicked on it and on the top of the window it says "Not connected" and "Connections are available" but then it also shows that I am connected to my wireless network. I have been researching what could be wrong and have not found anything. What's also strange is that I can use my web browser perfectly fine and can use steam fine, but then when I try to play Borderlands 2 it keeps me in offline mode (offline in game not steam) and if I try to change my network settings it says "This action is unavailable without a valid network connection". I am also currently running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Any help is very much appreciated, thank you in advance!

A:Wireless network shows not connected but web browser works

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Hello guys... Please me out in solving my Frequent internet disconnection problem.

Problem #1 : while browsing or streaming , or while playing MP games internet stops. No page opens but... Torrents still downloads at full speeds. 220-240kbps. If facebook is opened in my browser am able to chat with people ( All the 4 lights in modem are lit PWR LINK DATA ETHRNT ). In the network & sharing center it shows connected. Only way to get everything back online is to Reboot the modem.

Troubleshooting#1 : Guys am from India, & called my ISP guy to fix the problem & guy says the problem is from my end.... VIRUS .... " my system could be corrupted with VIRUS which is blocking my Modem Ports" So when i reboot the modem the VIRUS goes off... & the internet starts to work fine, & after sometime the VIRUS gets clogged into the ports again." I don't know which Port he was referring to & i don't know how true this is.

Troubleshooting#2 : i changed two different modems one them is a brand new ISP provided, & the problem still continues.
I had a spare router Asus RT N13U B1 & a pci card. installed & connected & still the same problem.

Please help me out.

A:Internet disconnects but shows connected in network & sharing center .

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool on another PC and use a USB flash drive to transfer it to your issued PC

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 <===== Download Link

Drag the FRST64.exe from the Usb drive to your Desktop ( infected PC )

Right click on FRST64.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.

FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file

The first time Farbar Recovery Scan Tool is run, it makes also another log Addition.txt

Please upload both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

FRST.txt and Addition.txt will be on the Desktop

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .

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but, yet I am! When I hover my mouse, it says, not connected to any networks. Yet, I'm on the internet fine and can see all my other P
C's fine. Running Vista Home Premium on a Dell XPS M1330. I've read thread of others having the similar situation, when I search Google. Anyone have any idea?


A:Vista Icon says I'm not connected to Network?

Hasn't anyone run into this problem?


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ok, I'm definitely connected to my wireless network and the internet, but the network icon shows a red X. When I hang my mouse over the icon it says "The service to detect this status is turned off". How do I get my icon to show that my network is connected?

A:Solved: Connected to network but icon says different...

OK, I've discovered that it's the Vista Network List Service, but I can't get ti to start.

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is someone on my same network connecting to my pc here is my security log from my router
6 19:38:37 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:38:37 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:39:28 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:39:28 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:39:28 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:40:48 DHCPINFORM
Jun 6 19:41:13 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:41:13 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:41:13 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:41:35 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:41:35 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:41:35 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:41:53 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:41:53 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:41:53 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:42:10 DHCPINFORM
Jun 6 19:44:39 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:44:39 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:44:39 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:45:29 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:45:29 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:45:29 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:52:12 DHCPINFORM
Jun 6 19:56:06 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:56:06 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:56:06 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:57:03 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:57:03 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:57:03 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:57:21 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:57:21 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:57:21 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:57:57 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:57:57 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:57:57 sending ACK to
Jun 6 19:58:19 received REQUEST
Jun 6 19:58:19 sending AC... Read more

A:network path shows my pc connected to another one on our network

is someone on my same network connecting to my pc here is my security log from my routerClick to expand...

Which IP represents your pc? And what line(s) in the log make you question if someone is connecting to your pc?

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I just got an acer laptop computer from India. It was connecting fine there on a dail up network however I am having trouble connecting to the wireless network in London. The network status shows connected with a strong signal however I get check network connections message when I try to use the internet. Can you please help?


A:Solved: Laptop shows connected to wifi network but I cannot access the internet

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Win 7 Ultimate 64byteThe network icon in the tray is red with a red X.Network and Sharing center states I am currently not connected to any networks.I click on 'Connect to a Network', at the top of the pop up it says 'Not Connected', below the 'Connections Are Available' icon it shows my wireless network and connected.I can't connect to a HomeGroup.Internet connectivity is working.

A:Windows 7 states I'm not connected to any networks when in fact I am connected to my wireless network??

I found a solution for (my version of) this problem.  My tray icon never showed the red X, but if I clicked on the icon, the popup showed a bigger icon with a red X, and said "Not connected".  As in your case, Internet worked, but I'm unable to setup a VPN connection because it insists on using a non-existent modem, obviously because I'm "not connected" (which I am). 

I monitored the processes running the NlaSvc and Netprofm services (using ProcMon), and noticed that both were denied read/write access to subkeys within the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList hierarchy.  

The processes were running as NetworkService and LocalService, respectively, so I tried adding full access for these service accounts to the entire subkey mentioned above.  Notice that permissions are not automatically inherited in the registry, so you may need to explicitly "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".

Within seconds, Network and Sharing Center tells me I'm connected to my domain.  Yay!
A reboot was required to fix the tray icon and its popup.

However, I'm still unable to add my VPN connection.

I'm interested in hearing from you guys if your registries miss the same permissions?  If so, Windows 7 must have a bug somewhere with misaligned service permissions/rights.

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I got a new IBM Lenovo about a month ago that was running Windows 8.1. Before doing anything I immediately upgraded it Windows 10. When I hover over the network icon it says "Not Connected-Connections Available." The thing about it is, is that I am connected to the network and the Internet. I did update the network card driver today. I thought that would solve the problem, but I'm at a loss. It wasn't really a big deal until I wanted to connect to twitter and the weather apps that pop up when you click the Windows button in the lower left corner. Any help is appreciated! Click submit

A:Network icon in system tray says I'm not connected, but I am.

Disable Windows from updating Device drivers, uninstall network device, reinstall after rebooting. Also unplug the Router/Gateway, wait about a minute and plug it back in and things should work.

The only other item that can cause this is third party network security software.

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Hello again, seven forums

I have an annoying error

If you look at the picture below, you will see that my network icon shows that I am not connected, even though I am??

Does anyone know a way to stop this? It has been happening for a couple of days, over loads of reboots

A:Network icon in status bar showing not connected?

Did you recently change/update/install anything on the computer around the time this started happening?

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My girlfriend is having an issue with her laptop, where the Network icon on the task bar has a red X over, however she is still connected to the internet. It prevents her from seeing her laptops battery, so there is always the chance it'll randomly shut down.

If anyone could help, it'd be great. We can provide more information as it is necessary, along with screenshots/specs as well if needed.

A:Red X On Network Icon On Task Bar, However Connected To Internet

Hello Xylisithe and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like some of the Notification icons might be frozen for some reason.

Try this:
1. Click on the small white arrow pointing upwards to bring up the extra icons on the task bar
2. Click on customize...
3. If you have specific 'Behaviors' for icons that you want to keep then take note of them
4. Click on Restore default icon behaviors

If this doesn't help then click 'turn system icons on or off'
1. Turn all of the System icons off, then click OK
2. Then turn all of them back on and click OK

Basically what we want to accomplish here is to try and refresh the network icon and hopefully make the power icon appear as well.
Would you be able to upload a screen shot of this big red X that seems to be covering up both the Network and Power icon?

Hope this helps

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I thought i was reasonably PC savvy but after reading some of these posts I realise that I have no idea! - please be gentle...

I am living in a boarding hostel which has a wireless network (via Mac Airports) which I have connected to - it says that the signal strength is good (though it does appear to fluctuate)

This wireless connection uses a proxy server to connect to the internet (so that they have some control over what the students can see).

My problem is that I can connect to the network, but not always to the internet (using firefox). the internet seems to cut in and out, and if it is connected, it runs VERY slowly, and most often times out (even when opening something simple like google.com)

What I need to know is:
1. how can I tell if this is a PC issue or network issue?
2. I ran the intel PROset diagnostics tool and it says that the ping test failed (no response: default gateway, DHCP server)
Some things that I've tried:
1. other computers seem to work fine on the network
2. disabled windows firewall
3. talked to the techs but since they're mac users they weren't familiar with vista and therefire not too much help.

Ideas on what to do please??

A:Solved: Vista connected to wireless network but internet not connected

got it sorted now) It appears that even though my PC said the signal was strong enough, it wasn't (Vista must need a very stong and consistent wireless connection) After some searching I found that one of the airports in the building had been switched off and even though it was the furthest from my room, it made a big difference when activated...

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Hi guys and girls

have a problem with a friends laptop and i need your help because ive run out of ideas and i dont like formatting unless i have tried as much as i can too rectify the problem and im close to losing the rest of my hair.

so the problem started with the normal limited connectivity, i was given the laptop and tried to rectify the problem using ip resets renew, release, ipvc reset, winsock reset and it wouldnt budge,

if i leave the ipv4 settings to automatic it will not display the ssid of the router, it will connect to it but display unidentified network, if i enter the ip address dns e.t.c then it will display the router but it will still not connect to the internet,

i have tried updating drivers, removing all drivers and letting windows rediscover and install driver.

i have also tried installing an internet dongle, the laptop will pickup the dongle, install the software but then display no connection.

i then tried installing a belkin wirless adapter but since the software is only up to vista i dont believe it has worked. ( everything installed ok but still will not connect to the internet)

i am also finding out that it is not getting proxy details either. and on occasions i will get limited connectivity or the adapter will refuse to connect to the router.

i have run xirrus wifi inspector on both my laptop (working) and his laptop (not working)

the signal strength runs from about -44db too -50db which is strong enough but the automatic ip address di... Read more

A:Solved: limited connectivity, unidentified network, connected but not connected.

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I seemed to have this problem for a long time. I am a little experienced with problems and programming, so if you could post pictures in the steps provided, it would make it easier for me!

The network icon displays a red X symbol and an ethernet cable symbol with a computer screen symbol in the background. I'm currently connected to a wireless network (on Windows 7 Home Premium x64), and the notification box shows that I'm connected to the network properly, but the icon itself shows that I'm disconnected. I have tried to fix this problem by uninstalling and re-installing some wireless adapter drivers (Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter, VirtualBox Service - I think that caused the problem, and Virtual WiFi Filter Driver), I tried to clear the icon cache in the registry, and I used the troubleshooter for the Network and Sharing Center.

I don't know what to do now. Help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Network Icon Displays a Red X but I'm Connected to a Wireless Network

Hi welcome to 7F

that icon showing because you do not have an ethernet cable plugged into laptop.

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I have Wondows 10 and the problem is that the Network icon is showing "Not connected - Connections are available" but I'm conmnected to internet. But several applications (among them Microsoft Outlook) believes that there is no internet connection and then does not synchronize email. I already tried pretty much everything, I even reset my OS and the problem persists.

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I recently restarted my laptop a few days ago, and my laptop has not been connecting to the internet ever since. I am using a WEP connection.
I manually re-entered all the information needed to connect, still no luck.
I COMPLETELY disabled the Bounjour service.
I am stuck with that annoying yellow "!" icon.
I restarted my router a million times already.
I am currently using a desktop on the same network, and my phone is also connected through wifi to the network I am trying to access.
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! I've also attached a picture of my problem.

A:Network connected, not connecting to internet, yellow ! icon. help..

copy of ipconfig

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Hi everyone. My Windows Vista's network connection icon in the system tray is showing that I am not connected to any networks when in fact, I am. What's going on?

A:Solved: Windows Vista Network Connection Icon Saying I'm Not Connected

Mine does the same thing once in awhile, I just use it till I reboot next time, then its ok.

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OK, so i am connected to my wireless network, but windows says that i am not connected

A:Connected to Wireless network, but windows says Not connected

Hi bdman32,

Try removing all network profiles, re-add your own SSID (wireless network) with the correct encryption.
Wireless Network - Remove

Make sure that 'Obtain DNS Server address automatically' in your wireless setting is set to auto.
Setting Up a DHCP Ethernet Connection in Windows Vista/7 - Virginia Tech Knowledge Base [answers.vt.edu]

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I have a desktop PC connected to my router with an ethernet cable. I have another desktop in another room which is connected wirelessly. After I reboot my desktop says "not connected - no network connections available" on the system tray. Meanwhile the wirelessly connected PC is fine.

This has happened three times. On the first two occasions I was able to get back to normal by doing a few system restores ( the first one never worked and sometimes the second and third.) until it magically started working and I had internet access. This time that isn't working. I thought it was related to a windows update but I have disabled them and it happened again today.

When I got my access back there were no problems for ten days until I had to reboot and then I get the problem again.

I have read this board and tried the following without success:

- reset winsock ipv4 ipv6
- clean reboot
- disabled and re-enabled my network adaptor

Any other ideas? This is really frustrating.

A:not connected - no network connections available direct connected

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Logged in this morning and certain network connected apps Xbox app, true key password manager, microsoft hello face recognition would not connect to the internet. I have internet access and have no problem browsing but settings shows I have no network connection. Tried other PCs connected to the same router and connection to the internet is shown in settings on all others.

It's the same if I use my wired ethernet or my wireless connection on this PC. I have uninstalled the adapters and reinstalled them.

Any ideas as to what can fix this problem?

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I purchased this laptop for school and it was working perfectly fine. The network connection was great and everything. Today it decided not to connect to the internet, yet it is still connected to my network, but recognizes it as undefined. Instead of having the normal bars it has a yellow exlamation mark. I have contacted my ISP and my router is working fine. I'm on a different computer and it is working fine as well, so there's something wrong with my computer. I have contacted a representative and they said they could not help me either.

But surely someone here will be able to help hopefully.

I have tried everything I know to fix it. I cannot connect even if I'm using the ethernet cable.

The computer is an Acer laptop and I have Windows 7.

A:Connected to Network adapter, but not connected at the same time?

Could you go to the start menu and run the command "cmd", then when the black window opens up, type in: ipconfig /all (there's a space before the '/', but not after it) then press return. A whole bunch of stuff will scroll. Could you cut/paste that info into a response here?

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I have lots of network choices for my laptop. I used my neighbor's network for the meantime. The signal is good but not as perfect as the old one I'm using here. Everytime I turned my pc on it connects me straight to my old wireless connection. The PRIVATE-PC on the network setting said connecte to it. But the globe grafix(internet) is not connected. But with other network I can get through. But not this one.I'm using vista home premium. Pls help.

A:Laptop is connected to network but can not get connected to the internet

please do not duplicate posts
continue here
where you have a reply
closing this one

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I have lots of network choices for my laptop. I used my neighbor's network for the meantime. The signal is good but not as perfect as the old one I'm using here. Everytime I turned my pc on it connects me straight to my old wireless connection. The PRIVATE-PC on the network setting said connecte to it. But the globe grafix(internet) is not connected. But with other network I can get through. But not this one. Pls help.

A:Laptop is connected to network but can not get connected to the internet

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I have Internet Serviec throug At&t, its not wireless.. Originally when i got the internet i Had a desktop computer that it was set up on. Since then I have aquired an Xbox 360 and ASUS Notebook. I went and bout a wireless Belkin Router so i could connect all three. A month or so later the desktop computer (which was about 10 yrs old and had no virus protection) DIED. I just unconnected it from the wall. now the modem (AT&T) is connected to the wall phone jack the Xbox is conected by and HD connection cable to Belkin Router and My laptop is wirelessly connected (we have had good connection for about 6 months to a year). Recently i have been having problems with connection and speed. Ill be online connected and when clicking on say another web page it gives me the Error page where it states not connected to internet and has the option to "Diagnose connection problems" when I diagnosed it.. it states " there may be a problem with your domain Server Connection name DNS"...Ive tried doing some reasearch since usually i can fix minor computer issues alone.. but im at a loss here.. The connection has been disrupted on the Xbox as well of which it states to shut down te router for 20 sec and restarts ..works but keeps happening.

A:Network Connected, Internet Not Connected

Well, since both machines are experiencing issues, my guess is you have modem or ISP issues. Do this with a wired connection from the laptop to eliminate wireless issues.

Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.

Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.

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I'm having problems getting a VPN to work which seems to be a common problem but I cannot find a solution

Basic hardware:
XP and 2 win7 Ultimate computers (A&B). B is the VPN server.
Router: Thomson SpeedTouch TG585v7Xp . Port Forward tester confirms port 1723 is open
Internet access via Router or via local wireless hotspot (FON)

I have followed the tutorials on this site http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nnections.html to set up the VPN at both ends (so I have a special VPN user set up)

If XP is logged onto the LAN, it will connect (shows connected at both ends) to the VPN using the LAN IP address (192.168.etc) I'm not sure what use this is as I can see the shares on B through the network anyway!! The VPN connection does not show up anywhere else.

Also rather oddly, if I click on the workgroup name in Explorer I am told the workgroup is not accessible (not have permission etc etc) despite the fact that I can see and access the other two computers in the workgroup

I copied the VPN connection, changed the IP address to the external address of my router (188.222 etc)
Logged the XP machine onto the local Wifi hotspot (109.144.etc) and connected again (VPN connections show connected on both computers) no problem

The server connection is valid only for the VPNuser and as all bar TCP/iPv6 ticked.
TCP/iPv4 has
* Allow callers to access my network ticked
* Assign IP address automatically
* Allow caller to specify its own IP address

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A:VPN Connected but no network access; TCP/IP Not connected

i am sure i can help you but i need you to answer some questions first
are a & b on the same router
when you config the server you have to change :Assign IP address automatically: and set ip address pool anyway as you are using normal windows not server so you cant have more than one client connected at the same time
also another tip you have to change the router server to be uncommon ip address like 192.168.xx.xx
try to keep Assign IP address automatically on the client first then try with out
try to map the drive using ip address \\xxx.xxx.xx.xx\(shared local disk) example d
try to map it Assign IP address automatically is on and off
let us know if they are on the same router or not as it does make difference

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New modem installed by ATT.  Before new modem installed, networked printer and laptop were both on-line and working.  After putting  the modem ID and password into  HP photosmart-C6180 All in one printer, it  shows connected.  However, the online HP Pavilion dv6-2150 recognizes the printer, but shows it "off line". 

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I am trying to discern if my Intel Bluetooth device is not really correctly installed yet.
This is on a Zenbook UX305FA - has Intel WIFI + Bluetooth.
Would not pair with anything so I turned off the WIFI, uninstalled Bluetooth device and Driver [tickbox checked].
Downloaded the latest Bluetooth Device driver package from ASUS. Installed - all appeared well.

But when Bluetooth is ON [taskbar, open properties, scans .... or appears to be scanning] it still shows "Not Connected".
I finally was able to get it paired with a bluetooth speaker I have and it STILL shows "Not Connected".

anyone run across this or is it a peculiarity associated with this system?

alll help welcome!

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