Is there an internet connection monitor/logging app for OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AVR2, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    I need an app that will run 24/7 in the background and regularly (perhaps once a minute) check the status of my internet connection, logging all instances when the connection is down (this is to give me some ammunition to use against my ISP). Does anyone know of such a thing for the Mac?
  2. pyrodex macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    couldn't you just write a simple shell script to do a ping to say for 5 counts logging the output and then quit? Then you could run this out of Cron every minute.
  3. AVR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    I'm sure that if I actually knew the first thing about programming, that would be easy...
  4. oldSystem macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2007
    I also need this for the same reason. I'm stuck in a two-year contract with my ISP. The connection is terrible, it's hindering my workflow and I want out.

    I have Dropbox running in the background and I see the icon go dim whenever I lose my connection. So there must be some way to log just a disconnection without having to pin Google every 5 sec.

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