Since WiFi icon disappear on wingpanel I'm unable to connect to the new WiFi networks. the connect button on the Network settings also not working, can anyone tell me how to fix the network icon or are there any way to connect to new WiFi networks? enter image description here Thank you.

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This generally happens when the appindicator library fails to load.

Try restarting the wingpanel by killall wingpanel

If that doesn't work, try checking if you have indicator-applet & indicator-application installed or not.

If you already have them installed, try reinstalling libappindicator and then log out an back in.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libappindicator3-1 libappindicator1

For detailed reading: Network icon gone missing & nm-applet does not work

You should also check this: Bug: No WIFI Icon Up In The Right Corner

  • Thanks for the answer, but already tried these things and didn't work, is it possible to connect to the wifi using network settings ?
    – Praveen
    Apr 10, 2016 at 5:47
  • Yes it is possible to connect to wifi through network settings. The screenshot you provided shows you already know how to do that. The problem may be with your wifi drivers. Read this question and answer, it will help you detect whether your wifi device and drivers are ok. elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/1578/… Apr 10, 2016 at 8:08

Fixed after re-installing the network manager

sudo apt-get install --reinstall network-manager network-manager-gnome

Read more : https://askubuntu.com/questions/577588/wifi-icon-is-not-displayed

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