Download of the Week: Network Activity Indicator (for Windows 7!)

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jwalch.hawk

Ok, so it's a blinky thing.  I just don't see the point.

In my experience with W7, a problem between router (or whatever you may be connecting directly to) and the outside world will almost always result in the little yellow exclamation point being superimposed on the connection icon.  If the problem exists between you and what you're connecting to, usually that icon will indicate that the connection is unsuccessful.

There are, of course, exceptions to both of those cases and problems that don't fall in either domain.  However, in those cases I'd usually prefer a more sophisticated tool to solve the problem.

I guess what I'm saying is that this is filling a really small hole between what's in the built-in troubleshooting and what's in more advanced tools.  My approach is that if the easy way doesn't work, I just go straight to the big hammer.  I'm sure others have a different take, though.

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leo655

I found this when running the RC, just another option to see activity and other information.

http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/ 

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mls067

nice find!! I just like it!

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NAYRhyno

All the network activity you will need in a convenient desktop gadget.

http://addgadget.com/

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lhatten

If you are a Google Gaget user, don't use this one (http://addgadget.com/). 

Google Gaget has it's own entries, I use Net Meter right now. 

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Taz0

I was just about to post a link to it. I think it is way more useful than just a simple flashing indicator.

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David26

This is nice, thanks.  I use a Yahoo widget called Sys Monitor to monitor my upload/download usage, it's worth checking out.

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