<< Hey, I see this icon on many of your taskbars. What does it mean? >>
Actually, mine is for more DSL connection. It uses the PPPoE protocol, therefore you still have to press a "connect" button even though it's pretty much instantaneous.
I've been dial-up free for 16 months and counting
BTW: That connection in the corner is actually my DSL. It is always-on, but I kinda like seeing when the modem is sending and recieving, esp. when webpages are slow to respond. Under windows 2000 it is possible to monitor network connections in the system tray (i dont know about 9x)