Restore NIC activity indicators on Windows 7 with Network Activity Indicator

Windows 7 has been designed to Windows "less noisy," and the Windows design team paid especially close attention to pop-up messages and other potential distractions in the lower right corner of the screen, and got rid of a little icon in the notification area that flashes to indicate that your network adapter is busy. If […]

Windows 7 has been designed to Windows "less noisy," and the Windows design team paid especially close attention to pop-up messages and other potential distractions in the lower right corner of the screen, and got rid of a little icon in the notification area that flashes to indicate that your network adapter is busy. If for some reasons you miss that flashing icon, you can Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 tool, that when installed, displays the old 'two monitors' icon in Windows 7 that flashed blue to show network activity on the System Tray. Unlike the original Windows XP utility (that has individual indicators for each interface), this program indicates outgoing and incoming network packets on all available interfaces.

Download: Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7