How to fix Red Cross on Wi-Fi icon when using windows 7. Sometimes you face an issue when using your laptop or desktop that your Wi-Fi symbol or Wi-Fi icon starts showing a small red cross on it. When this happens, you are unable to see the available Wi-Fi devices or networks and connect to them. In this article, we will discuss how to fix the Red Cross on the wi-fi icon on windows 7.
Only two options are displayed when you click Wi-Fi symbol both in windows 7 and windows 10. If you are a windows 10 user click here to see how to fix Red Cross on Wi-Fi icon in windows 10.
Windows 7 shows two options that are:
- Troubleshoot the problem
- Open network and sharing center
If after troubleshooting the problem, system detects that Wi-Fi capability is turned off then you have to simply turn on the Wi-Fi capability using the Wi-Fi on off switch or key. For more details click here to see our article about how to turn on Wi-Fi capability.
Other than turning on and off the Wi-Fi capability, there can be few reasons that your wireless network adapter isn’t working right.
Either the drivers of adapter are missing that helps your device connect to the wireless internet connection or the password is unchanged. If the password is unchanged you will get a yellow star on your Wi-Fi symbol and won’t be able to connect to the internet.
In other case, if troubleshooting the problem detects that drivers are missing, you need to simply check the adapter model that is used by your device. Click on Wi-Fi icon with Red Cross and choose “open network and sharing center”. Choose “change adapter settings” and see the model which is written below your device name.
Download the adapter drivers pack for your adapter from the internet and install these drivers on your system. You can also download the drivers pack for your whole operating system i.e. windows 7 professional 32-bit and install these drivers. This will not only install the missing adapter drivers but also all other missing drivers on your device e.g. USB, Bluetooth, Headphone etc.
Wi-Fi icon with Yellow star
If the Wi-Fi symbol is showing yellow star on it and you are trying to connect to the internet. There are two possibilities, first connect and use the internet on any other device to see whether internet is working fine. If it is, click on the Wi-Fi icon with yellow star and right click on the wireless connection you want to connect. Choose properties and see whether the right password is saved or not. If the correct password is already saved, forget and retype the password.
We hope you like our sharing and make sure that above method of fixing red X on Wi-Fi icon was for windows 7 operating system. Click here to see the solution for windows 10 operating system.