View Full Version : ADSL Task bar ikon for Windows ME?

03-07-2005, 06:45 PM
On XP the twin monitor ikon comes on in the task bar on both ADSL and Dial-up.

With ME the ikon only comes on with Dial-up.
On broadband there is no indication that it is on line. This can be very frustrating.

Also with XP you can enable/disable the connection by clicking on the Ikon.
With ME a restart is usually required, and then you still have no indication until you try the Browser etc.

Is there a way of creating an online Ikon for ADSL on the Windows ME task Bar?

03-07-2005, 06:49 PM
Are you connecting to the ADSL modem/router on the ME machine using ethernet or USB? If you call up your router web admin page there should be the online status displayed.

04-07-2005, 01:03 AM
Connected via Ethernet Adaptor (Dual booting XP & ME)
I cant access the Router if it is disabled. Have to save everything & restart.
I don't know if it is disabled until I try to use it.
With XP I just right click the Ikon and select 'enable' or 'disable'

04-07-2005, 11:59 AM
just use your firewall to block everything eg ZA calls it internet lock but others should have similar thing.

04-07-2005, 04:21 PM
If you have onboard networking or a NIC, then you should be always online unless you turn off your router. Are you saying that under WinME the NIC disables itself? What happens if you go to Control Panel > Networking > device name and re-enable the ethernet connection? Or does your router require you clicking on a logon icon to make the connection? What modem/router model do you have?

04-07-2005, 05:10 PM
I don't know about WinME but this should be what you want here. (http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/Pic1.jpg)