iStat wireless Vista Gadget
iStat wireless Vista Gadget is a simple gadget for your desktop that reveals the current signal strength of your wireless connection. It is very simple to install and configure, as it comes packed with limited options.
The interface is made from a very small frame that you can move to any position on the screen, with the help of the mouse cursor.
If you pair this option with a default Windows setting that enables the frame to stay on top of other windows, iStat wireless Vista Gadget becomes unintrusive, and you can quickly get a glimpse of it while working in other software utilities.
The signal strength is expressed in percentage and a meter. Plus, you can view your IP address and network name. As far as customization options go, it is possible to change the skin color to one of the presets - Fire, Blue, Green, Orange, or Pink. However, iStat wireless Vista Gadget does not comprise any other configuration parameters. Another built-in Windows setting allows you to adjust the frame opacity.
The gadget is very low-demanding when it comes to CPU and RAM. It has a good response time and refresh rate, and displays accurate information. No error dialogs have been shown in our tests, and the tool did not hang or crash. All in all, iStat wireless Vista Gadget is a stylish solution to keeping track of your WiFi signal level.