Hi Bass.... Same here. If you right click the middle of the "Taskbar" it will bring up a window with toolbars on it. At the bottom you'll see "Properties". Click on properties. It'll bring up "Taskbar Menu Properties". Click Notification Area. It will say select system icons you always want to show. Make sure "Network" is checked along with any other icons that may be missing. Click Apply-Restart etc. This is not for me a permanent solution, I've used it many times already. There is a permanent solution, I don't have it on me. I'll get back to you.
as fast as it disappeared, it has reappeared and the check box is no longer grayed out. So I checked the box and it is back, for now any way. I checked out that article of your second post an holy crap batman, that is a lot of work for one little missing icon problem. MS doesn't make it easy on us. Now my problem is the volume keys on laptop don't work....what the hell now. Do you have a fix, suggestion for that....Thanks.
I believe a lot of people have already had this registry edit (from the last time around) with Microsoft updates. I'd be interested to know if any of them have this problem again ? For some reason my computer was unaffected.... by they're updates in that time period.
Do you have a Volume Control Icon ? Maybe a re-install keyboard drivers would help.