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Network icon in taskbar gets stuck!

by rohit2.menon / March 31, 2013 4:53 AM PDT

Sometimes when I disconnect my wifi and try to swap networks sometime later on, the menu doesn't pop up when I hit the network icon on the taskbar!

Also when I try accessing it through the Control Panel, it's as if my wifi is off and no networks are shown! I've tried closing explorer and restarting it, I've even logged off and tried, but in vain. The only thing that works is restarting my PC, and then it works.

It's sort of pissing off, help please?

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Always report such bugs to the maker.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 8:52 AM PDT

My last laptop had a similar issue and the maker directed me to an update. Sorry but there are 4 laptops sold today and I can't guess which one was yours but this is a great question for your new laptop.

If they can't or won't fix it, return it. You are not a crash test dummy.

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It's not a new laptop though...
by rohit2.menon / March 31, 2013 2:58 PM PDT

This is a Samsung laptop that I had purchased last July, and I upgraded the OS to Windows 8 in December. I installed the Windows Update too, but that didn't work out either! I really doubt it's Samsung's issue, it's most likely a Windows 8 issue.

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Then you know what to do next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 3:04 PM PDT

Go back to what worked. Small world, my laptop with the issue was the Sam RC512 but it was Windows 7.

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