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Webslinger64

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So, an annoying problem has cropped and is not going away.  I have Windows 7 Professional x64 and the icon in the system tray that shows whether or not I am connected to the Internet has a red X through it.  It appears randomly and stays for several seconds to several minutes.  Thing is, when it appears, I am connected and actively using the Internet.  If I click on the icon and open the Network and Sharing Center, the X disappears.

My PC is hardwired to the modem, so not a wireless connection.  I have searched online for solutions, but what I have found so far always refers to a wireless connection.  I have never seen this happen before until just recently; problem started two days ago. 

Any ideas or solutions would be appreciated.


Edited by Webslinger64, 07 October 2016 - 10:18 AM.

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Good luck with that problem. I never could resolve my problem with the red x, I eventually hid the icon and installed a program called network indicator that creates its own icon and provides some network information.

However I just came upon this site today that Discuses the issue, I never saw this site in my search when trying to fix my own issue months ago.
https://ttcshelbyvil...icon-windows-7/

I may try some of the suggestions offered.

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Have you install the latest ethernet card driver?


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Not sure if Webslinger64 tried that.

I know I did and that's pretty much when the problem occurred, I had adapter problems originally so the red x was a valid signal at that point. Replaced network card as the onboard adapter failed and installed new driver and the red x remains.


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Not sure if Webslinger64 tried that.

I know I did and that's pretty much when the problem occurred, I had adapter problems originally so the red x was a valid signal at that point. Replaced network card as the onboard adapter failed and installed new driver and the red x remains.


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If you are connection to network with wireless connection then wireless profile could be corrupted you can delete all wireless profiles from Network and Sharing Center.

Also uninstall network card driver and install latest network driver or previous network card driver.


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