Am I on the Internet?
During the last 15 years have I had some periodes with a flaky internet connection. Both as an avid internet user and a professional, there is nothing more annoying than an unstable internet connection.
Calling the ISP hotline.
Initially one gets these two initial questions from the friendly hotline person a) Are you currently connected to the internet. b) are you sure you are connected to your router? (is it turned on?)
At one stage the hotline people asked “do you have connection to router” and if you uttered “mmmm” for more that 2 seconds- they would say “fine we will send you a new router – have a nice day.. beep beep beep”
If you survive the first set of questions – the hotline person would like to know the extend of the problem, how often does it happen? , when?
Since early on, I have started keeping a log for a couple of days before contacting the ISP- so as to add to the uncovering of the problem (and sometimes just to counter questions – trying to make it a “just a-once-off” or me coming off as an unreasonable customer).
In short a simple application to check your internet connection.
This first version of my application answers the questions put above and can be used in the initial talk with the ISP.
(currently I have not put in an auto logging functionality ..)
Using the application.
When you start the application it will check the connection, then you will have to push the button the check the current status.
You can download the application here:
Please read the policy before using the application:
This SOFTWARE PRODUCT is provided by THE PROVIDER as is and with all faults.THE PROVIDER makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the safety, suitability, lack of viruses, inaccuracies, typographical errors, or other harmful components of this SOFTWARE PRODUCT. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software, and you are solely responsible for determining whether this SOFTWARE PRODUCT is compatible with your equipment and other software installed on your equipment. You are also solely responsible for the protection of your equipment and backup of your data, and THE PROVIDER will not be liable for any damages you may suffer in connection with using, modifying, or distributing this SOFTWARE PRODUCT -Jorgen Hede -2017 www.hede.org”