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Small Blue Ball on Network Icon

  1. #1


    denmarfl Guest

    Small Blue Ball on Network Icon

    I am courtious as to why sometimes my Network Icon (the two Monitors) in the
    Right hand Taskbar displays a Small Blue Ball. What is the significants of
    that blue ball...what is it indicating?

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  2. #2


    Grand_Poobah Guest

    Re: Small Blue Ball on Network Icon

    --->

    > I am courtious as to why sometimes my Network Icon (the two Monitors) in the
    > Right hand Taskbar displays a Small Blue Ball. What is the significants of
    > that blue ball...what is it indicating?
    It is indicating that you are connected to "the small blue ball" I. E.
    "The World" otherwise known as the Internet.

    GP

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  3. #3


    denmarfl Guest

    RE: Small Blue Ball on Network Icon

    So if you being straight with me, why than sometimes, even though I am on the
    Internet the Network Icon is displayed without the Blue Ball????

    "denmarfl" wrote:

    > I am courtious as to why sometimes my Network Icon (the two Monitors) in the
    > Right hand Taskbar displays a Small Blue Ball. What is the significants of
    > that blue ball...what is it indicating?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Grand_Poobah Guest

    Re: Small Blue Ball on Network Icon

    I am. I was being a bit of a smarty, but my answer remains the same.
    My Vista laptop will sometimes lose the 'blue ball' also, but only when
    it animates showing traffic. My computer sometimes will also tell me
    "You are not connected to a network" but I can still go to web pages ON
    the Internet. So far, Vista has shown me to be a bit flakey in pretty
    much any area at least once a day. If the 'blue ball' is all the
    problems you are having I'd say you have a really great computer and to
    enjoy it.

    GP

    --->

    > So if you being straight with me, why than sometimes, even though I am on the
    > Internet the Network Icon is displayed without the Blue Ball????
    >
    > "denmarfl" wrote:
    >

    >> I am courtious as to why sometimes my Network Icon (the two Monitors) in the
    >> Right hand Taskbar displays a Small Blue Ball. What is the significants of
    >> that blue ball...what is it indicating?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Jack \(MS, MVP-Networking\) Guest

    Re: Small Blue Ball on Network Icon

    Hi
    Two little monitors = Local Network connection On.
    Two little monitors and red x = No Network connection.
    Two little monitors and a little ball = Network connection and Internet
    connection On.
    None of us is sitting on the Internet, we connect to he Internet and when we
    log to a site the computer downloads the site's page and its graphics to the
    hard drive The browser then assembles the files to the screen, I.e. when you
    are busy reading a page if the Internet connection is lost for few seconds
    you still see the page on the screen.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "denmarfl" <denmarfl@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:494197F4-19C9-461C-9081-A93BB3920F4C@xxxxxx

    >I am courtious as to why sometimes my Network Icon (the two Monitors) in
    >the
    > Right hand Taskbar displays a Small Blue Ball. What is the significants
    > of
    > that blue ball...what is it indicating?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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