If you installed Windows Vista, Windows Seven or newer, you probably already noticed that Microsoft removed the blinking icon which provided informations about the network interfaces traffic and connectivity in the notification area. The new icon does not give you any information about incoming and outgoing traffic activity, and now only give you the choice to open the Network and Sharing Center and to resolve connectivity problems, no direct access to the network interfaces of your computer is provided anymore. This is a notable regression in functionality, if you come from the 2000/XP world.
GabNetStats is a small utility that adds the blinking network icon back in the notification area of your Windows Vista or Windows Seven operating system. It looks like exactly the same as the XP icon and is blinking when some traffic activity occurs. Here is a more complete features list of GabNetStats :
- Configurable blinking icon for a quick overview of network traffic activity
- Direct access to the network interface controllers (NIC) and to the Network Connections window, no need to pass through the Network and Sharing Center anymore
- Quick view of which network interface is up and connected or not, as well as its maximum speed; if connected, the IP address and the current speed will be displayed
- Simple network traffic statistics when left-clicking on the icon
- Advanced network statistics when clicking on the “advanced” button
- IPv4 and IPv6 protocols statistics
- Per interface statistics
- Global statistics
- TCP & UDP statistics
- TCP & UDP connections and listeners
- ICMP statistics
- Statistics are updated in real-time, using the same time interval as for the blinking icon
- Overview of the advanced statistics window :
- Low system resources consumption
- No installation required. Just run the executable !
- Last but not least, GabNetStats is FREE for personal use ! (*)
If you miss these functionalities in your Windows Vista/Seven operating system, then this utility is a must-have !
- Windows XP, Vista, Seven or newer Microsoft operating system
- x86 and x64 platforms are supported
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or newer is required to run GabNetStats
- About 30 MB of free RAM
- About 1 MB on a storage device
Do not wait any longer, download GabNetStats.
(*) : This product is free for personal use. Corporate use is however subject to restrictions. For corporate use, please contact us.
Unstable under Win 7 HP 64bit SP1.
Could you tell me more about the instability you seem to experiment? So that I can correct the bug.
Works well on WOW-64 (Win 7 Ultimate)- No SP.
Thank you very much! i have been looking for something like this for sooo long!
@Roger: I’m glad you find it useful! Do not hesitate to report any problem as I haven’t had any feedback yet concerning some eventual issues.
can you put on the page on how to install it and uninstall ?
I noticed I had to make a directory call GabNet
Then I noticed in the “Notification Area” it had multiple notification icons for Gabnet ! It was weird.
I tried installing and uninstalled the program a couple of times but it still left the “notification icon” then I searched the registry for any entries…but I figured out it was a lot easier to do a earlier restore to start again clean. I guess the only problem is the directory where it installs and the “notification area” multi Gabnet icons.
Thanks for listening Gabriel
Why would it have multi notification icons ?
GabNetStats does not need to be installed. Just put it in his own directory (for example, “C:\Program Files\GabSoftware\GabNetStats”) and run “gabnetstats.exe”.
To uninstall it, if it was set to launch at Windows start, uncheck this option, then simply delete its folder.
There is still one folder where its settings are stored, usually in “C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\GabSoftware”. You can delete any folder with the name “GabNetStats.exe_something” inside. You can even delete the whole GabSoftware folder if you don’t have any other of our applications installed.
As for your problem to have many icons in your notification area, it is certainly because you somehow launched it several times.
Hope this helps!
i’ve been using gabnetstats for quite some time and like it a lot.
I would like to monitor 2 network connection independently. For this reason I would like to start to instances of gabnetst. This is blocked by the program as it seems.
Is there a switch to switch of this behaviour?
It’s not possible at the moment. But it’s a good idea and I might add it in a next release.
Meanwhile, feel free to fork GabNetstats on my GitHub account and implement it yourself if you feel like you could do it 🙂