Network Manager Icon Not changing to VPN solid lock icon

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Newbie_from_NJ
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Network Manager Icon Not changing to VPN solid lock icon

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Hi guys,

Just installed Mint 18 x64 and noticed that Network Manager's icon does not change when I establish a secure connection. I can provide any logs and/or command outputs needed. Can someone please help?

I did notice the icon change for about 3 seconds on the initial connection. It hasn't changed thereafter. I'm also not getting the notification of a successful connection either. I know the connection is up as my external IP does change. Anyone?
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Re: Network Manager Icon Not changing to VPN solid lock icon

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Also, when I remove the Network Manager Applet, a different network icon appears in its place. This icon does change once VPN connection is established (see attached). I tried adding re-adding Network Manager Applet again, but same symptom. Icon doesn't change.
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Re: Network Manager Icon Not changing to VPN solid lock icon

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Not showing in Mint 18.1.
Works fine in Ubuntu 16.04
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Re: Network Manager Icon Not changing to VPN solid lock icon

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Removing Network Manager applet fixed it.
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Re: Network Manager Icon Not changing to VPN solid lock icon

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I have finally figured out why the icon was never changing to VPN Solid lock icon! Nothing was ever wrong with the icon. As a matter of fact, the icon was right all along. My connection was never secure... that's why it wouldn't change.

I was not aware that my VPN Provider (IPVanish) currently does not support IPv6. So my connection was experiencing an IPv6 leak...
Temporary disabling IPv6 (whenever I use my VPN) did the trick. Now Network Manger shows the lock icon. (o:

To read more on how I did it:
viewtopic.php?f=157&t=256771&p=1385148#p1385148
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