12-13-2010 02:45 PM
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.
12-16-2010 11:51 AM
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.
12-23-2010 06:39 AM
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.
01-18-2011 08:52 AM - edited 01-18-2011 09:06 AM
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?
01-18-2011 08:58 AM - last edited on 01-18-2011 09:24 AM by 24JUAN80
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.
(Mod Note: Edited for guideline compliance.)