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Windows 7: Local Area Connection Status - Create Shortcut

27 Jun 2012   #10
WildWilly

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

At step 4, where Shawn says to right click & create a Shortcut, I just did something else instead. I dragged the icon to my Startup folder on the Start Menu. Not quite the question this Tutorial set out to answer, but I suspect you could do the same to pin it elsewhere, like on the Taskbar. It would be interesting to hear if that indeed does what you want. I note that it's been over a year since you posted so maybe there's been changes Microsoft has made to the software to allow things that it didn't used to allow.


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27 Jun 2012   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Willy,

Yes, you could create the same shortcut by dragging it like that as well. Neither one will have a pin to Start Menu/Taskbar option though. However, you could add it to Quick Launch if you wanted it on the taskbar, or manually move the shortcut in the Start Menu.
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28 Jun 2013   #12
coucou

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello,

I'm using a Win7 64bits desktop machine. So, I'm not Wifi connected, I'm cable network connected (higher speed). As time to time I've to be NOT connected. The "Local Area Network Connection Status" has no "Enable" button (see here bellow attached image). So, I've to physically disconnect and connect the cable from my machine.
1) After disabling the via the "Local Area Network Connection Status", It is possible to toggle the "Disable" to "Enable"?
If not, how can I enable the Local Area Network Connection easily like for the wireless?

2) It is possible to display both shortcuts (wireless and Local) to "Connect to" as WinXP?
and Enable/Disable from those shortcuts?

Regards


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28 Jun 2013   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Coucou,

You might would want a Network Connections shortcut instead to make doing that easier.

Network Connections - Create Shortcut

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Jun 2013   #14
coucou

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

TNX Brink,

I've already the link but I'm looking to PIN it to Start/Connect To
Regards
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28 Jun 2013   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This is about as close as I can get for a "Connect To" shortcut that can "Pin to Start" that may work for you.

Connect To Shortcut - Create in Windows 7
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29 Jun 2013   #16
WildWilly

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This may be partially relevant to what Coucou has mentioned. A handful of times I have Resumed my system from Hibernate and I have found that my Local Area Connection Shortcut in the Start Menu (specifically, in the Startup folder) refuses to open. Normally, after a Resume from Hibernate, that applet is not open. I always have it open but going into Hibernate closes it. So when I Resume, I have to manually relaunch it. I do this from my Startup folder. If I'm doing a full Boot or Restart, the Startup folder gets processed & the Local Area Connection applet does launch. But apparently Resume from Hibernate does not look at the Startup folder.

Anyway, like I said, I've occasionally encountered Resumptions that don't allow the applet to launch. I've found when I drill down from Control Panel, as Brink describes in the original tutorial, and launch the Network and Sharing Center, that my network adapter has become disabled. I don't know why this happens. Normally, the 3 lights on my DSL "modem" are on, meaning my ISP has "trained up" my connection. But Windows thinks the connection is disabled. Like I say, this is just a once in a while thing. Usually the connection is enabled as expected after a Resumption. But when the problem occurs, I correct it like this. From the Network and Sharing Center, click the Troubleshoot Problems link. Then let the system do its thing. You'd think there would be a simple re-enable button somewhere, but the only way I have found to do a re-enable is to let the system run its automatic Troubleshooting song & dance. Which does work, and then I can launch my Local Area Connection Shortcut in the Startup folder. There are both Disable and Diagnose buttons on the applet, and presumably the Disable button changes to an Enable button. But when this problem occurs it's a bit of a Catch-22 because I can't even get the applet to open so I don't have access to those buttons, hence my Troubleshooting solution.
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