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idobelieveinfairies
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

 

If I click on my router information key at the bottom right on my computer there is a yellow shield with an exclamation in the middle. Can anyone tell me what it is and how to make it go away?

 

Thank you in advance.

Expert
Expert
Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

Can you please post a screen shot?
idobelieveinfairies
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Re: Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

 

I don't have a way to do that. Sorry. I can see signal strength bar and just about it is the yellow knights shield with a black exclamation sign in it.

 

Thank you

Expert
Expert
Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

What system do you have that does not allow you to do screen shots?
tcjack
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-23-2010

Re: Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

The yellow shield means that you are connected to your wireless device but that you have limited connectivity because of some other reason.  Sometimes I have seen it when it is needing a password.  Like if you stay at a hotel and use their wireless you have to open IE to get a login screen to put in the password.

 

Other times my home wireless will do this quite often and I have to wait 2-3 minutes and then it will go away.  I don't know what causes this.  It never happened before I got a Windows 7 computer.  I assume it is waiting for the password and the ISP to all synch.  Sometimes it just won't synch and I try the troubleshooter and get a message that my computer can not connect to a "hidden network" which seems related to the ISP not echoing back the IP address/SSID fast enough.

 

I'd love to know more about the problems myself.

idobelieveinfairies
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Re: Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

[ Edited ]

Sorry it took so long to see this.  The shield is still there. I am running on windows 7. It also says security type unsecure. Any idea what that means?

 

Thank you

idobelieveinfairies
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Re: Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

[ Edited ]

 

Good to know someone else has this problem. Everytime I call for support Linksys wants to charge me to upgrade my system and then charge me for 6 months of support. I am thinking about gong with  my internet provider and paying for their router.

 

Thanks all

 

(Mod Note: Edited for guideline compliance.)


idobelieveinfairies
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Re: Yellow shield with exclamation in the middle - what does it mean

Just what was it I said so wrong for you to edit my post.

 

Oh well still need info if anyone has any.

 

Thanks