The Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software taskbar icons on Microsoft Windows XP* are located on the lower right corner of your Windows desktop and provide a visual indication of the current Wi-Fi connection state.
There is a different taskbar icon for each of the following connection states:
||To hide the Intel ProSet Wireless Software taskbar icons, open the utility and click Tools > Application Settings.|
This icon is white with a red x on it and remains static.
If this icon is present, it means that the Wi-Fi adapter is currently off, so the device is not transmitting or receiving data. To turn on the Wi-Fi adapter, right-click the icon and click Wi-Fi On.
This icon is white and animated.
Searching for Wi-Fi networks
If this icon is present, it means that the Wi-Fi adapter is currently searching for an available Wi-Fi network.
No Wi-Fi networks found
This icon is red.
If this icon is present, it means that the Wi-Fi adapter did not find any available networks. The Intel PROSet/Wireless Software periodically scans for available networks; however, if you wish to force an immediate scan, double-click the icon to launch the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Connection Utility and click Refresh.
Wi-Fi networks found
This icon is yellow.
If this icon is present, it means that the Wi-Fi adapter found an available network. Double-click the icon to display the list of available networks; to connect to a network, select the network and click Connect.
This icon is green with a yellow warning triangle.
If this icon is present, it means that the Wi-Fi network could not be authenticated.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
This icon is green with waves that reflect the signal quality. It is animated.
If this icon is present, it means that the Wi-Fi adapter is connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
Connected to a Wi-Fi network
This icon is green with waves that reflect the signal quality; the more waves there are, the better the signal quality is. It remains static.
If this icon is present, it means that the Wi-Fi adapter is connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you move your mouse over the icon, a tool tip will display the network name, speed, signal quality, and IP address.
Open or close Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi Connection Utility on Microsoft Windows XP*
| Windows XP *, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*
This applies to: