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MODEM LIGHTS IN TASKBAR

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:adios:

 

I am currently using a program that shows modem activity by using the num lock and scroll lock

lights on the keyboard to indicate when the modem is active, but it's not what I want. I would

rather see it on the screen (taskbar).

 

If you can recommend a freeware application that displays my modem lights in the taskbar and is compatible with Windows XP, that would be appreciated. "

 

 

There are programs available that shows activity on a graph, but I don't want that either.

 

Thank You very much.

 

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You don't need any special software.

 

That has been part of windows for 15 years.

 

The network properties of the network connection has an option to show the activity in a systray applet.

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You don't need any special software.

 

That has been part of windows for 15 years.

 

The network properties of the network connection has an option to show the activity in a systray applet.

 

 

Sorry, but that's not available in my computer.. XP pro. SP2 is what I'm using.

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It certainly is.

 

1. Click Start

2. Click Control Panel

3. Double-click Network Connections

4. Right-click on your internet connection. Dial-up, LAN, or whatever.

5. Select Properties from the context menu.

6. Click General Tab

7. Click Show icon in notification area when connected

8. Click OK and it instantly should show up in the system tray.

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It certainly is.

 

1. Click Start

2. Click Control Panel

3. Double-click Network Connections

4. Right-click on your internet connection. Dial-up, LAN, or whatever.

5. Select Properties from the context menu.

6. Click General Tab

7. Click Show icon in notification area when connected

8. Click OK and it instantly should show up in the system tray.

 

 

 

Nope, not there.. I need a third party software, for this feature..

Thanks for your reply anyway.

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Have a look in Services (Start-Run-services.msc) and see if the Network Connections is running. If it isn't that is why you can't get the taskbar icon,

 

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/Services/N...Connections.htm

 

While disabling this service, you will no longer see the system tray icon (lower right) displayed, even for modem connections. Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network drives.

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Ky Colonel, both Bruce and Stormy13 are correct. Follow their directions and you will get what you want.....I just tried it with the directions Bruce gave and they are spot on...I am running XP Pro with SP2.

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If you are talking about the 5 or 6 activity lights on your cable modem, put it on the desk next to your PC.

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Have a look in Services (Start-Run-services.msc) and see if the Network Connections is running. If it isn't that is why you can't get the taskbar icon,

 

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/Services/N...Connections.htm

 

 

I looked in Services, and Network Connections is set to automatic..

 

That seems to be for a LAN network, which I don't have.. I'm using a DialUp connection, which

does not show up in my network connections either..

 

Anyway, I would be satisfied with a program such as ToggleNetLights and I found the web page for

it, but can't seem to get it to download.. They must have removed it from the web..

 

It's a small program and if someone has a copy of it, they could email it to me.. It's a free program.

 

Thanks for all the responses..

 

:adios:

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i think you may have a bigger problem if your dial-up connection isn't showing in your network connections...

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i think you may have a bigger problem if your dial-up connection isn't showing in your network connections...

 

 

Maybe so, but if there is a bigger problem, it hasn't shown up yet.. been using it like this for

several years now..

 

Thanks for your response.

 

:adios:

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I use netmeter.

Some of the guys in here don't like it because there are versions out there that give false possitives with spyware and indeed I know that some verions came with spyware, but i managed to get my hand on a clean version.

Netmeter Info

 

Not only does it moniter bandwidth usage, if you don't want the floating window, it will put a small icon in you deskbar showing up/download speeds and activity. :tup:

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Hey Colonel, try this:

Go to internet options/click settings/then click properties

You should see 5 tabs/ under the general tab/ check to see that "Show Icon Notification When Connected"

is checked.

Let us know the result.

 

Well, I see thats already been suggested so........

 

What comes up when you click on properties????

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