Ever wonder why Windows 7 got rid of the network activity icon on your tool bar? Follow this link on the MSDN website to see what the official word is for removing this function.
No Network Activity Indicator in Windows 7: But Why?
Microsoft got rid of a Techi utility that is really useful for some people. Well here is the answer.
Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7
This little utility (Takes up about 1.1MiB of space) will give you a Windows XP style icon on your task bar to show you network activity.
This little utility was written by a guy named Igor Tolmachev.
(Source: Skynet Solutions)
By Tony Purkey