Display Error Statistics on the Network Connection Status Window

by Eric Geier [Published on 27 April 2011 / Last Updated on 25 Feb. 2010]

Show errors in addition to the amount of sent/recieved packets.

As you probably know, the Network Connection Status window shows the number of packets received and sent via the adapter. However, you can perform a registry hack to show the amount of errors as well, which can help alert you of network problems. To do this, add the following key and value:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\Connections\StatMon

Value Name: ShowLanErrors

DWORD Value: 0 = default, 1 = enable error count

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