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Wi Fi Range Extender question

Impala1ss

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Jun 30, 2017
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Melbourne, FL
cliffs: Which symbols mean I am conected to internet? Bars
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or WiFi
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symbol?

My MS is connected wirelessly from desktop router. On the top of my MCU I can see bars (like on my cell phone) although I could not see that I was connected to my modem/router in my office. I'm still on 2018.10.4 software so thinking I was missing updates due to no connection, I bought a Range Extender and plugged it in kitchen, just outside of the garage. Now at the top of the MCU I see the wifi ice cream cone icon. I can see that I am connected to my internet.

Do the bars mean that I was connected or not connected (I have received every update this way in the past). Does the WiFi ice cream cone display mean that I am connected now.
 

boaterva

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Apr 2, 2016
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Both mean internet. Bars = LTE, arcs = Wi-Fi
If you want to be pedantic (nah, that never happens at TMC! :D ), nothing says an AP is actually connected to the Internet. In normal practice, yes, of course! But a good test is to turn off wifi, since it removes all that crap you personally set up and you can see if it works now if it didn’t before.
 

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