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  • To show a network connection icon in the notification area

    1. Open Network Connections.
    2. Right-click the icon for the network connection that you want to display in the notification area, and then click Properties.
    3. Select the Show icon in notification area when connected check box, and then click OK.

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    Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:23 PM
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  • To show a network connection icon in the notification area

    1. Open Network Connections.
    2. Right-click the icon for the network connection that you want to display in the notification area, and then click Properties.
    3. Select the Show icon in notification area when connected check box, and then click OK.

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    Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:23 PM
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  • Obviously; I already checked the appropriate boxes in the properties for internet connections and they do not work. Now to the real issue; Why not and how to fix? Oh! Yes! I've re-installed  system three (3) times and nothing works.


    • Edited by Myname1 Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:04 AM
    Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:01 AM
  • I have had this happen to me off & on over the last year, It always came down to a certain registry cleaner that found a a Key with no "Value", which really did have a "Value".  I finaly got around to tracking this key down:


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}]
    @="Network Connections Tray"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\DefaultIcon]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\InProcServer32]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\NETSHELL.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Both"

    There is an identical key here:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}]
    @="Network Connections Tray"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\DefaultIcon]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\InProcServer32]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\NETSHELL.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Both"

    When these key's are deleted you can say good-bye to the connection Icon & status dialog and there is only two ways to get them back, replace those keys or do a full system repair.  This works for XP Home & maybe for XP Pro

    Brogan2

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:07 AM
  • I tried system restore, did not work so I have to manually put all the keys back in...but how? please help :) you can email me at merl56 at yahoo dot com.  Thanks so much!
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:25 PM
  • A system restore will not do it, you would have to do a full system REPAIR.

    If you copy Just the keys above and past them into notepad and save them to your desktop as any name you want, just make sure they have a *.reg extension, then double click on them and the keys will be added to your regristry.  There are two keys above so make two *.reg files.

    This will make one file:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}]
    @="Network Connections Tray"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\DefaultIcon]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\InProcServer32]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\NETSHELL.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Both"

    This will make the other file:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}]
    @="Network Connections Tray"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\DefaultIcon]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7007ACCF-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\InProcServer32]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\NETSHELL.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Both"

    When the key's have been added to your registry you must reboot for them to take effect.

    Remember, these keys are for XP, do not know about other OS's

    Brogan2


    • Edited by Brogan2 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:52 AM
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:35 AM