Windows XP Pro WiFi connection icon changed

Hi All,

I had to reinstall Windows XP Pro and then all the Windows Updates.  After doing a reboot, I saw my WiFi icon in the system tray has changed.

It use to be the default icon, 2 computers with transmission lights back and forth, just like the wired network connection icon.  When you hover over it I would see a popup with the Network name, connection speed, etc..

After doing some updates and then rebooting the computer my WiFi icon is now a radio tower (looks like a chess pawn with radio waves on both sides).  When I hover over it I get nothing.  When I double click on it I get nothing.  I have to right click and select 'View Wireless Connections' to see the networks.

How do I get my default WiFi icon back?


Thanks for any help,

Charles
 
Hi All,

Well, I turned on the laptop today and the default WiFi icon is back to normal.  I rebooted several times yesterday and the icon never went back to the default, but today it is back.

If anyone knows why this icon changed I would still like to know for future reference.


Thanks for any help,

Charles

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