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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
September 29, 2005 5:08:32 PM

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I have a desktop in the basement and a wireless upstairs, with a wireless
card installed. (Dim 2400 and Inspiron 2200)
I have the linksys router installed downstairs and I have taken steps to
make sure it is a secure network.

All runs fine, but I have a question.

In the lower right corner of my screen (systray or taskbar, can't remember
the correct term) I have 2 symbols.

One consists of about 5 little bars, some green and some yellow. When I pass
the mouse pointer over it, it indicates all sorts of information, including:
:"Status: Not Associated." What does that mean??

There is also a little monitor picture next to it. The status sometimes says
"Acquiring Network Address" and it stays like this. Does this mean it is
picking some other wireless signal (I assume some other secure signal since
it keeps saying acquiring network address). At other times, it might have a
little X on it.
Regardless, it doesn't seem to impact the connection to my router. All works
fine.

Just curious.

Mel

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
September 29, 2005 10:52:57 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

you have two icons in the tray that both communicate the status of the
wireless network adapter in your pc. one is built into windows and the
other appears because an application was installed which was provided by the
manufacturer of wireless network card that is in your pc. either one can
control the wireless connection but not both... if you open each
application it should be obvious which one is in charge. ultimately they
both serve the same function and do the same thing. personally i prefer to
just use the windows built in application so that i don't have to learn each
vendors application as i move from machine to machine. but sometimes the
vendor's application is necessary to enable features that are specific to
that network card. you should be able to find an option to hide the tray
icon for the application that you are not using if you click on that icon.

"MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in message
news:jcV_e.27762$X6.27377@fe05.lga...
>I have a desktop in the basement and a wireless upstairs, with a wireless
> card installed. (Dim 2400 and Inspiron 2200)
> I have the linksys router installed downstairs and I have taken steps to
> make sure it is a secure network.
>
> All runs fine, but I have a question.
>
> In the lower right corner of my screen (systray or taskbar, can't remember
> the correct term) I have 2 symbols.
>
> One consists of about 5 little bars, some green and some yellow. When I
> pass
> the mouse pointer over it, it indicates all sorts of information,
> including:
> :"Status: Not Associated." What does that mean??
>
> There is also a little monitor picture next to it. The status sometimes
> says
> "Acquiring Network Address" and it stays like this. Does this mean it is
> picking some other wireless signal (I assume some other secure signal
> since
> it keeps saying acquiring network address). At other times, it might have
> a
> little X on it.
> Regardless, it doesn't seem to impact the connection to my router. All
> works
> fine.
>
> Just curious.
>
> Mel
>
>
>
!