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Author Topic: Advice requested: Internet monitoring software  (Read 1516 times)

dcwul62

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Advice requested: Internet monitoring software
« on: October 14, 2013, 10:18:08 AM »
My DSL line is regularly dropping. I'd like to monitor it.

Right now I am using "PuttyTel" to log in on my monitor and use a command to get the history of connects/re-connects.

It gets me the date/time (but also some additional info like download/upload speed, signal ratio, bla bla).

However, PuttyTel closes after a very short while and I would need to launch it and or do the command each time over and over
to keep it open.

Using a texteditor I 're-work' the PuttyTel log file  to:

Aug 20 15:43:57 up   (down: 6150 kbit/s, up: 1029 kbit/s; snr Margin Down: 7.5 dB, Up: 10.0 dB) 
Aug 20 15:50:07 down                                                                                     
Aug 20 15:50:26 up   (down: 6150 kbit/s, up: 1029 kbit/s; snr Margin Down: 7.5 dB, Up: 10.0 dB) 
Aug 20 15:52:06 down                                                                                     
Aug 20 15:52:23 up   (down: 6150 kbit/s, up: 1029 kbit/s; snr Margin Down: 7.5 dB, Up: 10.0 dB) 
Aug 20 16:14:22 down                                                                                     
Aug 20 16:14:41 up   (down: 6150 kbit/s, up: 1029 kbit/s; snr Margin Down: 7.5 dB, Up: 10.5 dB) 
Aug 20 16:18:03 down                                                                                     
Aug 20 16:18:21 up   (down: 6150 kbit/s, up: 1029 kbit/s; snr Margin Down: 7.5 dB, Up: 10.0 dB) 
Aug 20 16:02:52 down                                                                                     
Aug 20 16:03:10 up   (down: 6150 kbit/s, up: 1029 kbit/s; snr Margin Down: 7.5 dB, Up: 10.0 dB)   

Most network tools are either way too complex / offer way too much features for this simple thing.
Or the data is presented in graphs (I'd like to have it in a text/html/csv file)

Am looking for a simple freeware tool, that simply records when the line is down and up again.

The only tool I have found sofar is "Internet Connectivity Monitor" v.1.41, which records everything, i.e. the pings every 5 seconds.
(I only need date/time the line is up and same when it is down)

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Re: Advice requested: Internet monitoring software
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 12:25:38 PM »
I had the same need, for the same reason, and wanted to supply my ISP with a log of all the disconnects. When I asked here on the forum, Karenware 'Net Monitor was suggested, and it did exactly what I needed.


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Re: Advice requested: Internet monitoring software
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 07:02:58 PM »
I had the same need, for the same reason, and wanted to supply my ISP with a log of all the disconnects. When I asked here on the forum, Karenware 'Net Monitor was suggested, and it did exactly what I needed.

Haha! "Karen" strikes again! I've used her Directory Printer for years and mentioned it a few times here. (Trivia - One day I noticed her Directory Printer can read the drive in some 4 minutes and then once you did that once a text file app can "find" anything in twelve seconds... so what ever takes Microsoft Search so long?!)

I hope she is doing well. It looks like her best apps were created a several years ago.


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Re: Advice requested: Internet monitoring software
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 07:22:29 PM »
I hope she is doing well. It looks like her best apps were created a several years ago.

Unfortunately, she died back in 2011.  :(

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=26538.0

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Re: Advice requested: Internet monitoring software
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 07:24:18 PM »

I hope she is doing well. It looks like her best apps were created a several years ago.


IIRC Karen Kenworthy of Karenware passed away a few years back.

EDIT: Oops. Looks like April got in ahead of me with that.

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Re: Advice requested: Internet monitoring software
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 07:24:34 PM »
Yikes! I didn't mean to walk into that lack of sensitivity! I just never thought to look!

I don't check if programmers are still alive just because a prog isn't updated!
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