missing 'connected' icon after ADSL modem upgrade

  johnpalmer 09:26 30 Dec 2005

I have just changed my BT Broadband modem (Westell) to a new BT Voyager 2091 Wireless ADSL Router.

This is because I now have an additional new computer (laptop) and wanted to be able to use both on broadband at home.

The PC still connects via USB, and the laptop works perfectly with the wireless option.

THE SNAG. When I connected previously to the internet, a dial up window would open, and when connection was made, a small icon with 2 little monitor screens would drop into the taskbar.

They would also flash when in action.

To disconnect from the internet I would right click my mouse on the connection icon in the task bar, and hit the 'disconnect' option.

With the new modem there is no icon, so I can't find how to disconnect.

Is there a way to set up and show this missing icon. I run on Windows ME.


  Minkey1 09:39 30 Dec 2005


Not sure about ME, but if you have a network connections folder in Control Panel (or it's equivalent) you could check to ensure the "Show icon when connected" box is ticked.


  johnpalmer 09:50 30 Dec 2005

Thanks for the fast response, but there is no network connections folder in the control panel for ME.

My laptop runs XP, and I have successfully done exactly what you suggest on the laptop.

There is a Dial Up Networking folder, which was where my previous broadband icon was stored.

I have tried the 'make a new connection' in this folder, but when selecting from the modem list, the broadband option is not shown.

  T0SH 15:40 30 Dec 2005

Get LanLed from here

click here

it is a small utility it should give you the connected lights in the system tray

Cheers HC

  quack 15:52 30 Dec 2005

Go to Control Panel > Dial Up Network> Right click on the icon for your ISP go to Properties and tick the box for Show Icon when Connected

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