Wi-Fi icon missing

boromy

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Hi, yesterday I noticed that the Wi-Fi icon had disappeared from the System tray in Windows 11 , and I can't figure out the cause. Is it possible to restore it?

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Is your wi-fi working properly, even with the icon missing?

Two things you've probably tried already:

Reboot and see whether it shows up.

Disconnect your router's power supply (at the wall, not at the router), give it 30 seconds, and then plug it in again.

And a third thing is, of course, to check Taskbar Settings, Taskbar corner icons, Taskbar corner overflow, to make sure the icon for wi-fi is ON.
 

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boromy

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Yeah, the Wi-Fi works. I checked Taskbar Settings, but in Windows 11 you can only manage the overflow of user programs, not system programs, in fact the 3 icons Wi-Fi, audio and battery are in a single array.

So I tried enabling the Windows 10 shell with StartIsBack, and the Wi-Fi icon works correctly.
 

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Well, you and I both know you shouldn't have to use a user-interface tweaker to get your wi-fi icon to show up, so I hope something else occurs to me or to you somewhere down the road. Good luck with StartisBack.
 

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    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    LG E2442
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
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    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
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boromy

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Maybe you misunderstood me, I used SiB to test if in Windows 10 mode the Wi-Fi icon was present, I didn't say I use SiB
 

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Maybe you misunderstood me, I used SiB to test if in Windows 10 mode the Wi-Fi icon was present, I didn't say I use SiB
My bad. I misunderstand easily. Comes with being a senior senior citizen.

If I come across any ideas for you, I'll post. If you solve the problem, please post so others may benefit.

Dan
 

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    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.282)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.282)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender
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Maybe you misunderstood me, I used SiB to test if in Windows 10 mode the Wi-Fi icon was present, I didn't say I use SiB
Have you tried restarting explorer.exe? or a network reset in settings? I know this is may have been done through our first troubleshooting but worth a shot :D
 

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