Lost connection icon in tray

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Hi -

Windows XP he with all current SP's & updates on a Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop

Recently I lost the icon in my systray when I use dialup connections. So, I
have no notification what the connection speed is or click for disconnect.
Already verified the connectoid and modem options are set to display icon in
systray.

If I right-click the connectiod in the start menu's "connect to..." I can
disconnect, but no info ever displays if I select "Status". Searched
through Kelly's fixes but didn't spot it. Is it there? Did a recent MS
update bug the connection notification icon. Any suggestions?

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Locate your "Netowrk Connections" Folder. it can be found using the Left Nav
    Menu in the "My Network Folders" window.

    Right-mouse click the connection which doesn't have the icon appearing (your
    dial-up one). Click "Properties"

    Be sure that the bottom two boxes are checked:
    "Show icon in notification area when connected" and "Notify me when this
    connection has limited or no connectivity"

    The latter check box may not appear for all connections.

    Hope that helps.

    --
    Lawrence Wong
    Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
    All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
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    "Lawrence A. Wong" <lawrence-wong@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
    news:eF2dMcgeFHA.1036@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Locate your "Netowrk Connections" Folder. it can be found using the Left
    > Nav Menu in the "My Network Folders" window.
    >
    > Right-mouse click the connection which doesn't have the icon appearing
    > (your dial-up one). Click "Properties"
    >
    > Be sure that the bottom two boxes are checked:
    > "Show icon in notification area when connected" and "Notify me when this
    > connection has limited or no connectivity"

    Nope, had already done that. I DID happen to find a vbs on Kelly's sight
    that fixed the prob. I am not sure why it started happening/not happening.
    The only previous changes made I can think of were the MS updates.

    Any, all is well over here now.
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