Show OpenVPN (or generic network) status icons on Windows 7
Posted on 2010-08-26
in the past I have started OpenVPN GUI and connected automatically through a link in the startup group. Sometimes - not always - the connection "completed with errors", i.e. it was unusable, still the GUI icon showed green - all ok.
I have now switched to using the OpenVPN service instead of the gui, but how can I display some sort of status icon in the system tray? (The GUI appears to show the status only when I also connect through the GUI, but not if the connection is made through the OpenVPN service.)
Alternatively, in XP there used to be separate icons for each network connection. Here I was able to see the status, too, by looking at the icon of my TAP connector. In Windows 7 this has all been merged into that general network status icon and I have to mouse over it to see details. Is there a way to get these separate icons back? Maybe some freeware utility?
Thanks a lot for any (reasonable) response.