RE: Dial-up Networking Questions
I have noticed the same EXACT symptoms, as well. I live in a bandwidth
challenged area. No Cable is available. No DSL is available. Copper out
here is so bad that we're LUCKY to connect at 28.8 (on a good day).
For these reasons, it is a critical tool to see connection activity
animations (ie. blinking screens on the network icon), and the see connection
speed on hover. Even the new Vista dialup dialog screen only tells me that I
have successfully connected, but offers no connection speed, etc.
I'm sure this was left out intentionally, as the computer industry EXPECTS
us to phase out dialup and opt for high-speed internet... but have some
sympathy for those of us with no options.
Is it possible to request an update to DUN for Vista, which would bring back
the functionality found in previous Windows editions?
"Ed Gowen" wrote:
> Vista Business Edition - MSDN-AA Registered
> Dell Latitude D810 Laptop
> Computer is member of a Windows Active Directory based domain at work
> Dial-up networking was relatively easy to setup but seems to be working a
> bit strangely - comapred to XP and previous versions. I'd like comments on
> the following issues:
> 1. - Animation in the system tray, that works when locally connected to our
> business LAN, does not indicate any sent or received data when connected
> using dial-up.
> 2. - Name of connection in the system tray does not indicate the dial-up
> connection is in use but indicates that the normal domain LAN connection is
> 3. - No indication of dial-up connect speed on the system tray icon. I can
> get this via "Network and Sharing Center" and then "view status" but that is
> a long way to go compared to previously just hovering over the system tray
> We are trying to get started on training classes for Georgia Pre-K - 12
> Teacher, Administrator and System Support training for Vista.
> Ed Gowen
> Macon State College
> Educational Technology Training Center