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Misleading icon in system tray


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wdc202

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The system tray of my Dell 3000 (with XP and a Netgear Wireless adapter connected to my router) often (always?) shows an icon of two display consoles with a red X. When I click the icon I get a screen showing two wireless connections. One of them – “Local Area Network Intel Pro/100VE” is shown with a red X and the notation “Network cable is unplugged.”

I get this even when my connection to the internet is working fine – obviously through the other wireless connection.

But why do I get this icon at all?
Thanks.
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Hi wdc202..

You will get this icon any time you have a network adapter installed, enabled, and unplugged. It can be hidden by right clicking on the Start button and choosing "Properties". Click on the "Taskbar" tab and then on the "Customize" button. In the window that opens, click on the network connection you don't want displayed and choose "Always Hide" from the drop-down menu. Apply the changes and the icon will no longer be displayed.

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wannabe1: That did it! Thanks.
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My pleasure! :whistling:
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