Learn how to make the Local Area Connection icon (next to the time in the taskbar) show network traffic activity.
Windows Vistas local area connection icon doesn’t animate to show you traffic on that network connection like previous versions of Windows does by default. The default local area connection icon only shows you if you have internet connectivity or not.
Make Vistas Local Area Connection Icon Show Network Traffic
Right-click the local area connection icon and select Turn on activity animation.
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