up on the menu bar? As in:
Under the Apple, select "System Preferences"
Click on "Network"
In the "Show" dropdown, select "Airport"
At the bottom of the window, check "Show AirPort status in menu bar"...
....with the restoration of the Network icon in the left pane above/below HD icon.
I had to set up my WiFi network to my PC to copy some back up files, something I had done many times in the past.
So I ran the installer app., set up network and transferred files to the PC.
However I would now like to return the network icon, but the question is how? I have only been a Mac user for a short times and I'm still learning my way around OS X.