Display Modem Lights for Dialup Connection in Tray bar?

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Infopackets Reader Andy P. writes:

" Dear Dennis,

I use a dialup Internet connection from AOL. Before I upgraded to Windows XP, I ran a wonderful utility called 'FMLights' which allowed me to view the Send and Receive activity internal modem. Unfortunately, FMLights is not compatible with Windows XP, and I can no longer view my network traffic when I'm connected to the Internet.

I understand that Window XP has the ability to show a network activity in the tray bar [RE: 'show icon in notification area when connected'], but this feature is unavailable when I click the properties of my AOL icon via Control Panel -> Network Connections.

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

My response:

I haven't had the pleasure of using a dialup Internet connection in almost 10 years! Nonetheless, I had a heck of a time trying to find such a program when searching through Google.com. Most of the stuff I came by did everything else but display the send and receive lights in the tray bar.

Help from Infopackets Readers?

If anyone knows of a freeware program that displays send and receive lights in the tray bar for dialup connections (and it's compatible with Windows XP!), please send me your recommendation and link to download. I will include an update in a future edition of the newsletter.

Update 2005/09/18: This article has been updated. Click here to read!

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