I'd like a virtual button, thank you, that sits in my tray, which enables and disables my (dsl) local area connection. When the connection is enabled--the button is green. When the connection is disabled--the button is red. Any takers?
If you are using Windows XP, that's a feature already buiult in into the OS.
Go to your Network connections, by right clicking on My Network Places on the desktop and then choosing Propertiesm (or Click Start/Settings/Networking connections), and then right click the connection in question, and then choose Properties.
In the properties Window, at the bottom section, you should see the following chek boxes.
[ ]Show icon in the notification area when connected.
[ ]Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity.
Checking both will give you a nice in the systray that even displays amount of network traffic in real time if you point your mouse on that icon, and will display green activity color when connected.