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    LanLights Alternatives

    LanLights is described as 'was written to replace the missing LAN activity lights for Windows 95/98 after upgrading to DSL or Cable with even more functionality' and is an app. There are six alternatives to LanLights for Windows. The best alternative is NetSpeedMonitor, which is free. Other great apps like LanLights are Network Activity Indicator, FreeMeter, Network Lights and UpDown Meter.

    This page was last updated May 27, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    LanLights was written to replace the missing LAN activity lights for Windows 95/98 after upgrading to DSL or Cable with...
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    1. NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7.


      The program is no longer available on the official website. Last version,, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

    2. Network Activity Indicator displays the old 'two monitors' icon in Windows 7 that flashes blue to show network activity in the System Tray.

    3. Monitor network bandwidth (C#.NET 2k/XP+). Desktop and Systray graph. Configurable connection speed, update interval, color, transparency. Monitor any or all network interfaces. Ping/Trace/UPnP utilities. Email notifier (POP/IMAP).
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Network Lights is a Windows program, which blinks keyboard LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) indicating outgoing and incoming network packets on network interface.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      UpDown Meter graphs network activity for a specific network adapter. It is deliberately designed to consume trace memory and processor time, so it can run as long as the system runs, providing an overview of how the connection is being used.

    4. GabNetStats is a small utility that restores the blinking network indicator back in the notification area of your Windows Vista or Windows Seven operating system, among other features.
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      This product has very good statistics and network connection data.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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