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# 173701 2-Jun-2015 14:00
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Hi Guys,

This little problem is not really affecting anything, but it is annoying - especially to 'SWMBO' - and that's really important!

The icon in my systray for the LAN/internet connection shows the little blue circle at startup which then clears to the TV screen, but then changes to the dreaded red "X" - BUT when I hover the mouse over it, it says "Internet Access" and it is definitely connected. Got me confused as I haven't been able to change it. Anybody any ideas - gratefully received.

Cheers - Martin

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  # 1316208 2-Jun-2015 14:05
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remove it from the systray laughing


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  # 1316321 2-Jun-2015 16:38
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Yes! Thanks guys. The Superuser group had the answer.


c:\ipconfig /release



c:\ipconfig /renew



c:\ipconfig /flushdns



c:\ipconfig /registerdns

...even though the "registerdns" said 'need elevation' it still worked.

Thanks everybody - cheers - Martin

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  # 1316582 3-Jun-2015 09:07
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Oops - back to square one this morning when I turned the box on. Perhaps I'll just learn to live with it. I'll investigate the 'needs elevation' - I was logged on as administrator too.

Cheers - Martin

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  # 1316608 3-Jun-2015 09:34
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You need to run cmd as Administrator and then run the commands from there.

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  # 1316650 3-Jun-2015 10:24
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Been there - done that.

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