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    Lightbulb Red X icon when connected via WiFi

    When my laptop is connected to a wireless network I get an icon on the system tray with a red X like it's not connected as in the second image. Yet when I look in at "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center" it shows the correct icon as in the third image. When I turn off the WiFi the icon does not change and when I turn it back on I get the searching icon as in the first image and then it goes to the red X again but I am connected to the internet.
    Have search the MS site and tried a few things like deleting the connection and reestablishing and did a few registry editing no help. Did a Google search and there was a few more things to try including registry editing to no avail. Any ideas here?
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    Do you have a wireless app suuplied by your laptop vendor or your wireless adapter manufacturer? (look in the startup tab in MSConfig). If you do, try disabling it in MSConfig, reboot and see if you still have the same issue. Vendor supplied wireless aps don't seem to provide any significant enhancements over Windows built in Wireless Zero Configuration and sometimes causes conficts.

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    Took a look and did not see anything running, also looked in services tab and did not see anything strange there. I did find a Windows 7 network monitoring... and unchecked it in the startup tab but no difference.

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