Network wifi icon says identifying

purplegoop80

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Hi , I have a laptop with latest Dell wifi drivers and the wifi icon says identifying and under that connected most of the time.I have tried everything flush this ,re-install drivers ,etc. I still get internet 90 % of the time but the identify stays there. I also can get it to recognize my network . Any ideas ? Thks
I have windows 8.1 with all updates.
 

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KYHI

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right click network icon (by clock) troubleshoot problems - see if that fixes the issue

you can also try resetting your router
 

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How are you connect to the internet?? Via a Ethernet cable? another network card?
 

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KYHI

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left click network icon - what network does it show you connect to?

If you have internet your connected somehow
 

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connected??
 

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If it s showing as connected to unknown network via wireless

That is because of two possible things - the routers SSID is set as "unknown" or the router is not broadcasting it's SSID

the SSID is the routers 'name"
 

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bhoopendradevsi

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Hi
If you are still experiencing same issue. you can delete the Network Profile Manually by using Command Prompt

start Command prompt as administrator and type the following command: netsh wlan show profiles.

t will display all the wireless network profiles stored by Windows 8.1. The list can be long if you used your laptop or tablet for more than a couple of weeks.

Identify your network name and then type the following command to remove it:
netsh wlan delete profile name="profile name".


As an example, I wanted to remove a wireless network profile named bhoopendrasingh and I typed
:
netsh wlan delete profile name="bhoopendrasingh".
 

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purplegoop80

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Thks for reply tried that also, I just did a fresh install , I figure either Bitdefender screwed things up or a bad dell driver or both.All is good with fresh install
 

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