Originally Posted by ralphchas
Please excuse my lack of experience and knowledge regardinhg this situation. I must be wireless since I don't have anything plugged into a tel line, right? I dont know what you mean by having a wireless connection on the desktop. Both my computers are on the same LAN and using the same wireless connection, so I dont understand why one shows the wireless connection icon in the sys tray and the other does not. We have a DHL wireless connection and a local LAN with 5 computers on it. Apprec if you can assist.
The wireless icon will only display on a system that has a wireless connection.
Wireless means that you are connecting to the internet via a wireless Access point or Wireless router. You can have every computer sharing this connection. When I refer to wired connection, I am talking about your LAN. you do have a cable plugged into your network port of your computer right?
Start>Connect to>show all connections.
A window will open showing all of your connections. If you have a wireless connection, it will be there, lf not, that means that you do not have a wireless device on that particular system. If there is a Wireless Connection, right click on that, and select the box that tells it to display an icon in the system tray when connected. If there is no wireless connection, right click on Local Area Connection, and select the box that says to display icon in system tray when connected.
Click OK, and that will save the changes.
You know what the wireless icon looks like, the Local Area Icon looks like two small computers, and when data moves through, the lower one will light up for recieve, and the upper one will light up for send, although, it could be visa versa, I don't remember exactly. At any rate,. one is for send, and one is for recieve.