In Windows, the network icon that informs you whether or not you are connected to a network is in the notification area to the left of the clock. In Windows Vista, you can enable the animation of network activity to determine if data is being sent or received by your network and Internet connection. The icon will light in case of network traffic. With Windows 7, this icon is not customizable, remains lifeless and shows no activity. Fortunately, you can view activity on your network and Internet connection, for example if you download or send data (upload), using the tool called Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 that you can use instead of classic Windows 7 network icon.