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If you’re all about customization, you have probably spent time on this site looking at the wallpapers, icons, fonts, screen savers, and more. One of the things I like to do is make my computer look unique–without going over the top. In this guide, you’ll learn how to give your wireless/wired network a specific icon. If you use different networks on your computer (presumably a laptop), these icons can help you identify the network you need and also look great.

Change the Icon for Your Network

To change the icon for your network, do the following:

  1. Click on the network icon in the notification area and click Network and Sharing Center

    customize network icon01 Change Wireless or Wired Network Icon in Vista [How To]

  2. Next to the network in question, click Customize

    customize network icon02 Change Wireless or Wired Network Icon in Vista [How To]

  3. Next to Network Icon, click Change

    customize network icon03 Change Wireless or Wired Network Icon in Vista [How To]

  4. Choose a new icon and click OK (You may use custom icons here)

    customize network icon04 Change Wireless or Wired Network Icon in Vista [How To]

  5. Exit the network dialogues and enjoy your new icon

While this may not be useful, many people do not know the you can change the icon. I’m not entirely sure why Microsoft put this in their operating system, but I use it so at least one person is making the most of this feature.



 Change Wireless or Wired Network Icon in Vista [How To]

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  • Triet Hoc Nguyen

    Good job! But, can we do that in Windows XP?

  • Triet Hoc Nguyen

    Good job! But, can we do that in Windows XP?

  • Triet Hoc Nguyen

    Good job! But, can we do that in Windows XP?

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    Thanks.

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  • gerdva

    Is there some way to do this in Win7?

  • gerdva

    Is there some way to do this in Win7?

  • gerdva

    Is there some way to do this in Win7?


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