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Author Topic: IDEA: alarm when net connection *restored*  (Read 2875 times)

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IDEA: alarm when net connection *restored*
« on: October 04, 2009, 11:27:50 AM »
there's loads of software to detect loss of connection
but what about when your connection is down?
Answer: Something basic - a sound alarm when connection is restored like a ping to a url e.g. your service provider
(ok, a modem/router/pc may need booting - but sometimes not).

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Re: IDEA: alarm when net connection *restored*
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 11:33:54 AM »
I also need this.... and amazingly enough, I think I *might* be able to code it. Let me see what I can come up with (if anyone more versed in the ways of coding is interested in this as well, by all means don't let my interest stop you).
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Re: IDEA: alarm when net connection *restored*
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 01:42:58 PM »
Alright, looks like I've got something worked up. It's nothing amazing just yet, but I will expand and refine as necessary.

It is my ultimate goal to make a utility which can detect a connection, play an alarm to indicate connected to the internet, maintain a connection, and when a connection is lost for a specified amount of time, play a connection lost alarm.

Please test this and let me know if it works. Please do provide as much feedback as possible.

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Connection Alarm by Kamel (written in python, transferred to exe via py2exe)

Usage: connected_alarm.exe [host] [port]
Default host is www.google.com, default port is 80.
A host can be an IP address or a DNS.
*Note: usage of this program may require Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 redistributable be installed on the user's computer.

v0.1 Beta:
*Attempts to make a connection to a specified host and port (default www.google.com port 80), if a connection is successful, a 2600hz tone is played for 500ms.
*If no connection is made, it will keep retrying until a connection is made or the program is terminated.

Future:
*Ability to specify a sound file to play and/or specify which tone frequency/length is desired.
*Ability to check multiple hosts for connectivity
*Ability to run constantly, and be alerted when internet connectivity isn't present and is.
*Ability to run a system command upon connection and/or disconnection (for instance, a batch file)
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« Last Edit: October 04, 2009, 02:02:11 PM by Kamel »

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Re: IDEA: alarm when net connection *restored*
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 02:35:06 PM »
works here, though the user interface is a bit minimalistic.  a blank dos box comes up and is empty.. when i connect to the internet i hear a high pitched sound and the window dissapears.

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Re: IDEA: alarm when net connection *restored*
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 02:37:12 PM »
worked for me (XP)
disconnected net cable, ran it, connected again, got the alarm and terminated.
well done!

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Re: IDEA: alarm when net connection *restored*
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 08:14:18 PM »
Thanks, glad it suited your needs.
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