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I think you're mixing up logo and icon. A logo doesn't have to be a square. There are several examples of famous non-square logos. But an icon should be square. It is mostly used as gravatars or also favicons (the small images in the browser tabs). But there is a strategy to design your logo similar to your icon. That means that your icon is also used in ...
No, there is no such rules. But yes they are inside visible/non visible square area for size proposition like 16X16, 28X28,.....128X128 etc.Which helps in re-sizing or calculation in printing/html,css for better alignment. For your help: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/72-creative-and-smart-typographic-logo-inspiration/
I think the main thing to focus on is that live connection is not static (it's a flow of ddata), so it should not be presented in a form of static picture. Instead, you should use an animated icon, letting user know, that the connection status is constantly checked. The icon animation should be minimal, especially if you have a dashboard with a lot of these ...
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