My networking status is on which is shown in first figure Network But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
Wierless Icon is missing


Run this command from the terminal, just copy and paste for accuracy.

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

This should work if you uninstalled the icon by mistake.

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    YESS!!! I've tried sooo many 'fixes' and this one finally did the trick!! FYI I also needed to reboot after this. THANK YOU! – James Oct 2 '16 at 19:05

It could be very well possible that your nm-applet application has been killed or crashed.

Try running this command in a terminal:

nohup nm-applet &

if you don't want nohup.out file, you can use

nohup nm-applet > /dev/null &

this fixed it for me...

sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-complete

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