View Full Version : Cant get rid of VPN icon
March 8th, 2007, 02:51 AM
I accidently was messing around with my networks when I was trying to get my airport to work (damn that D-Link, remind me to get a router made by apple next time!) when I got the VPN icon on my menu bar at the top of my screen.
How can I get rid of it? and further more, what is VPN?
March 8th, 2007, 03:34 AM
Do you mean the icon that looks like 4 lines progressively getting larger? This is the Airport (wireless) signal bar.
March 8th, 2007, 07:13 AM
Assuming the icon you're referring really is the VPN icon and not the wireless signal icon Satcomer mentions, you can remove it through one of the System Preferences. Unfortunately (in more ways that one), I'm not in front of my Mac right now so I can't tell you exactly where - I have to look for it every time - but I'll check later if no one else provides the answer.
March 8th, 2007, 04:15 PM
If you still need this information, open /Applications/Internet Connect and click the VPN button in the toolbar. Uncheck the option to "Show VPN status in the menu bar" and off comes the icon.
March 8th, 2007, 08:12 PM
cheers, got it sorted now. So what is VPN?
March 8th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Virtual Private Network (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VPN)