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Checking Network Status on a Regular Basis

We are searching for a product that can test network connectivity from outside the network.  The program/applicaiton/service or whatever can do this would simply tell me that the Internet connection at my office is down.  I use logmein for remote access to my workstation and I know when there is a problem with the Internet connection b/c I won't be able to log into my workstation and then can't log into the other workstations on my network.  This tells me there is a problem with teh Internet connection.  However, I can't be constantly checking this, so is there a product that can do something similar with letting me know there is a problem?  Pinging the router won't work b/c I disabled ping echo/reply on our public IP.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

not really unless you have two connections runnign at the site, because when the internet goes down it wont be able to let you know because there is no connection. you could use an active web script asp/php to ping, recieve response and then notify if you wanted using a cron job.

We actually do have two Internet connections.  The problem lies in that the second one is down.  That's just bad timing.  Something like what you mention with an active web script that constantly pings our public IP would work, but I don't really want to allow pinging to our public IP.  Is there anything else?

yeah theres loads of ways you can do it, i'll post here when i get to work with a script that may work.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

I await your sage wisdom!

Polo boy - did you get anywhere with the active x script?

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