Win7 Wireless Network without Internet access

  Gary Wood 00:24 02 Jan 10

I'm setting up a laptop for an elderly relative. I've created a wireless network to allow him to access a printer wirelessly, but he does not have Internet access over this network (or at all...yet!)

The problem is that whilst Win7 will let me connect to the network, it displays a warning triangle down near the clock to indicate there's "No Internet Access".

I can't find a way to tell Windows that there shouldn't be: this network isn't intended to provide Internet access. Can anyone tell me how I can do this, please?



  BurrWalnut 13:16 02 Jan 10

To stop the Network icon from appearing, right-click the Orb (Start) > Properties > Taskbar Tab > Customize alongside Notification area > Turn icons on/off.

  Gary Wood 01:34 03 Jan 10


Thanks very much for this. However, I don't really want to turn off the network icon altogether; I just don't want it to show the "No Internet Access" warning triangle, since there's isn't supposed to be Internet access.

Essentially, I guess, I want a way to tell Windows what services the wireless network is supposed to provide, so it won't be expecting Internet access.


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