View the status of a local area connection

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To view the status of a local area connection

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To monitor activity for the current session, right-click the local area connection, and then click Status.

    • To automatically enable the status monitor each time the connection is active, right-click the local area connection, click Properties, and then select the Show icon in taskbar when connected check box.


  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • You can view and modify the network components of a local area connection, such as network protocol settings, by clicking Properties.

  • By default, the status monitor is disabled for local area connections, but enabled for all other types of connections.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Using local area connections
Make a local area connection