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Monitor internet downtime...

Sep 4, 2005 6:11AM PDT

During the times I'm at home on my computer, I enjoy my hobby of recording the dates and times when my cable internet connection goes down. Now I would like to take it a bit further by finding a program that will perform my hobby even when I'm away from my computer. Then, at the end of the month, I'd be able to take the logs of my hobby to my cable company and show that their service is actually lousier that I am currently aware of. Might someone know of a program capable of logging the dates and times an internet connection goes up and down, thus enabling me to add more nails to the coffin?

Thanks in advance,

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Nothing I know of John
Sep 5, 2005 5:37AM PDT

Perhaps others here will have heard of something.


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Net Uptime Monitor logs every connection failure
Nov 18, 2011 11:54PM PST

Net Uptime Monitor does exactly what you want! Get it at This simple program continuously tests your outgoing internet connection and writes a plain text log of every failure - both the start time and the length of the down time. It accurately detects failures of just a few seconds.

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Please don't delete this.
Nov 20, 2011 9:25PM PST
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Expecting a reply to this in 2021
Jul 25, 2016 5:19PM PDT

Wow and here i am 5years after you finding this useful link too! Thanks guys from the past

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Keep this thread going for this monitoring solution!
Aug 19, 2016 1:34PM PDT

Me too. Very useful to use netuptimemonitor. Worth the $9.95 license.

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Ping DNS server to monitor internet connection.
Aug 23, 2016 2:41AM PDT

Press (Window + R) to open run and command "ping -t" in this example is a google DNS server. it will continuously ping until you press (Ctrl + C) to stop it.

in this way you can monitor your internet downtime with ping dns server if your internet will not work ping with show you.

if you see a message like: reply from

it means your internet connection is down.

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