I was trying to delete a different icon and zapped the wireless network one by mistake. I thought it would be easy to find and add back, but I'm having a tough time finding it. I tried going to K-Start ==> Computer ==> Network, right clicking and then choosing add to panel. That doesn't do it. That puts in an icon that pulls up the network services in Dolphin.
I've recently updated to 12.04, staying on gnome-fallback-session. Among the numerous changes, I realize that I have lost the sound icon in the top panel (I think it was on the right by default, near the network manager), which allowed me to set the sound level or to mute my computer.
During the last upgrade that included a kernel update I lost the Network Management Icon in the Taskbar and have not been able to recover it. I have two users in 1310 and the other user did not lose the icon so I am lost. Help!
What exactly did you do to your system that resulted in you not having a network icon? If you switched WMs you could use an app like trayer to see the icon. You could try running nm-applet from a terminal. Or if you don't mind switching to wicd for network management you can use wicd-curses.
The network icon (the five lines that indicate whether you are connected to a wireless network) has disappeared from my the top panel of my laptop. I have restarted my computer etc and its made no difference.