Get a quick view of network use in XP
Ever wish that you could just get a one-click view of your network activity, utilization and so
forth? Now you can, if you're using Windows XP. Windows XP's Task Manager has an upgrade that
allows that to happen.
The upgrade to the Windows Task Manager adds a Networking tab to the task panes in this applet.
The Networking tab shows you the current and short-term network use.
To view the Task Manager, press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keystroke and click on the networking
On the Networking tab you'll see network performance as a function of the adapter(s) in your
system. The view displays utilization percentage, the speed of the link, and the state of that
Barrie Sosinsky is president of consulting
company Sosinsky and Associates (Medfield MA). He has written extensively on a variety of computer
topics. His company specializes in custom software (database and Web related), training and
This was first published in July 2002
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