About that networking in Windows 7

On December 12, 2008, in news, by

Greg asks about Windows 7…

What do you get when you right-click on the system tray network icon?

Please tell me “Open Network Connections” is an option here….

Manual asks…


Does it still take 6 clicks to get to the Network Connections window?

Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections

Better to use Start > type ncpa.cpl


Hmmm… I still count the same

And if you want to really get the 7 to go to the edge….

“Blue Badge” tool available, unlocks all known protected features – Within Windows:

The download link is new


3 Responses to About that networking in Windows 7

  1. DCMonkey says:


    1) Right Click System Tray Icon
    2) Click Network and Sharing Center
    3) Click Manage Network Connections

    Or …

    It’s a folder. Drag a shortcut to somewhere handy.

  2. Greg C says:

    That’s disappointing. I don’t always want to drag the Network Connections folder onto a desktop when I’m working on someone else’s machine. A lot of the time I want to do the same stuff as the “diagnose and repair” but I usually want to check status and settings first.