One thing that annoys me to no end about Windows 7 is the status displayed by the network icon present in the taskbar. Often you can't identify what's making it have a grey color. It returns to normal for sometime after I've rebooted my machine but later again changes to a grey color.
I doubt I'm having dns issues or any network issues for that matter as I'm able to open all websites fine. Windows troubleshooting does not find any error with the network. Any suggestions on how to find the culprit?
Here's an image displaying the icon showing up in grey color.