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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Lost Wireless Network Connection icon

    On a home laptop it seems that I have lost the Wireless Network Connection icon from the Network Connections tab. Any ideas how I can get this recreated to get my wireless working again? Thx in advance.

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    Hi Copo
    If you open network connections in the control panel and select the properties of the wireless connection there should be a box to tick which says show icon in notification area when connected.The missing icon will not stop the connection working so are you having wireless problems or is it just the missing icon your worried about?

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    There is no wireless network connection to do a properties on, in the Lan or High-Speed Internet list of icons. Tried to do a restore and no go.

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    Ah right gotcha.........
    What wireless device are you using i.e. internal mini PCI,usb,PCMCIA and whats the make and model?
    Have you checked device manager for any errors?
    If your running XP/2K have a look in the event viewer via admin tools for any recent errors and post the error codes.

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    The PC doesn't recognize any wireless. I have a linksys wireless router at home and the PC is my GF's. She had to take a RJ45 cable to connect to the University's Lan before teaching her class. It's like the PC dropped the wireless software from XP. She's going to take it to the Tech guys since it's the Univ laptop and the fixes are at no charge....thx anyways. I thought this would have been an easy fix. I had no trouble adding a conneciton so it would see the router at home a month ago. It's worked for a month. Maybe when she downloaded MSN it screwed something up. That's the only mod to the laptop so far.

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    Make sure that the actual wireless on off button is turned on. It is usually a button in the front of the laptop on the right hand side that has to be pushed in before the blue wireless connection light will come on. I had the same thing on a laptop that I had and all I had to do was push the little button in to turn the wireless on. It could be that simple. Look at number 10 on this diagram. HP Compaq nx9010 Laptop in pdf

    EDited the url so it work.Train

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    Missing icon

    I also have this same problem. My wireless icon is missing in the system tray and all of the icons in the Connections after the start button are ALL MISSING. i can connect to the internet at my house, which is where I last used the connection before I had this problem, but it doesn't recognize new connections in a different wireless area. So I'm not sure what to do here.
    Here is what microsoft has to say.

    Seems easy enough, the problem i'm having is i think it's saying that you can only have this problem if you've installed the hotfix829652 and if that's the case then you need this new hotfix 894543 to fix the problem. The problem i have is that to my knowlege i haven't installed any hotfix nor do i know what a hotfix is, and it says if this is not exactly the problem you are experiencing then you shouldn't install this hot fix. SO.... what do you think??


    Network connection icons are missing from the Network Connections folder in Windows XP
    View products that this article applies to.
    Article ID : 894543
    Last Review : October 5, 2005
    Revision : 1.2
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    SYMPTOMS
    CAUSE
    RESOLUTION
    Hotfix information
    File information
    Windows XP, 32-bit editions
    Windows XP, 64-bit edition
    STATUS
    MORE INFORMATION
    APPLIES TO

    SYMPTOMS
    When you open your Network Connections folder in Microsoft Windows XP, you find that your network connections are not listed. The network connection icons are missing, including the wireless network connection icon.
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    CAUSE
    This problem may occur if the following conditions are true: There is an invalid entry in the Rasphone.pbk file. Some third-party programs may create invalid entries in the Rasphone.pbk file.
    You have installed the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    829652 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829652/) You cannot log on after you correctly change your log on credentials
    If there is an invalid entry in the Rasphone.pbk file, and hotfix 829652 is not installed, Windows does not parse the invalid entry. However, if hotfix 829652 is installed, Windows will try to process the invalid entry, and this may prevent Rasman.dll from fully initializing. When this problem occurs, the network connection icons are not created in the Network Connections folder.

    Note We do not recommend that you manually change the .pbk file.
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    RESOLUTION
    Hotfix information
    A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows XP service pack that contains this hotfix.

    To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
    Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


    File information
    The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
    Windows XP, 32-bit editions
    Date Time Version Size File name
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    02-Dec-2004 07:34 5.1.2600.1612 76,288 Ipsec.sys
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 334,848 Ipsecsnp.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 164,864 Ipsecsvc.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 364,544 Ipsmsnap.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 261,120 Oakley.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 98,304 Polstore.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1623 224,768 Rasapi32.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1623 634,368 Rasdlg.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 57,344 Rasman.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 163,840 Rasmans.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 29,184 Winipsec.dll
    09-Feb-2005 20:37 5.1.2600.1621 594,944 Xpsp2res.dll
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 183,808 Gptext.dll

    Windows XP, 64-bit edition
    Date Time Version Size File name Platform
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 509,952 Gptext.dll IA-64
    01-Dec-2004 14:39 5.1.2600.1612 257,920 Ipsec.sys
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 891,904 Ipsecsnp.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 504,320 Ipsecsvc.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 1,225,728 Ipsmsnap.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 574,464 Oakley.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 317,952 Polstore.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1623 708,096 Rasapi32.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1623 1,491,456 Rasdlg.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 175,104 Rasman.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 490,496 Rasmans.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:09 5.1.2600.1612 87,040 Winipsec.dll IA-64
    09-Feb-2005 20:36 5.1.2600.1621 594,432 Xpsp2res.dll IA-64
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 183,808 Wgptext.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 334,848 Wipsecsnp.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 164,864 Wipsecsvc.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 364,544 Wipsmsnap.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 261,120 Woakley.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 98,304 Wpolstore.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1623 224,768 Wrasapi32.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1623 634,368 Wrasdlg.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 57,344 Wrasman.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 163,840 Wrasmans.dll x86
    14-Feb-2005 20:12 5.1.2600.1612 29,184 Wwinipsec.dll x86
    09-Feb-2005 20:37 5.1.2600.1621 594,944 Wxpsp2res.dll x86


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    STATUS
    Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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    MORE INFORMATION
    For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    824684 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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    The school fixed it.

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    Do you know what they did to fix this problem? Thanks!

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    SOLVED!

    Quote Originally Posted by COPO View Post
    On a home laptop it seems that I have lost the Wireless Network Connection icon from the Network Connections tab. Any ideas how I can get this recreated to get my wireless working again? Thx in advance.

    Got em back! this is what i did...

    RUN services.msc

    Under NAME scroll down to Windows firewall/Internet Connection sharing(ICS)
    double click on it.

    On GENERALl tab make sure program is Started if not Start it
    check LOG tab scroll to the bottom and make sure Profile is ENABLED.

    Now check your network connections your ICONS should be there
    along with ur desktop connection ICON.

    It may not appear immediatly wait a few mins check again

    No need to restart.

    Hope this helps!

    *If u believe it will happen; then it will!*

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