Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




182 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 56584 18-Jan-2010 12:08 Send private message

I use my home PC for trading financial instruments - a reliable connection to the internet is critical.


Leading up to Xmas we had various problems with our connections which I think were unrelated: sometimes wireless could not connect to the router, but ethernet could. Sometimes we would lose connection to the WWW, but the router would say we still had local connection (ie within the computers connected to the router). Telecom would say they had recorded various disconnections of our ADSL service from them at times that were different to when we thought we lost connection. In addition my financial services data provider in the USA had some issues  as well.


This has made it difficult at times to narrow down where the problem is at a particular instance.


We have just replaced our modem under warranty so it will be interesting to see if some issues now stop. We have a D-Link DSL-G604T.


My question: is there any software that I can install on my computer that monitors the various connections 24 hrs and will identify which part of the network has lost connection eg is it the ADSL with Telecom, is it my ethernet connection with the router or has the wireless side of the router stopped working. The log file in the D-Link seems particularly unhelpful - it only seems to log formal close down and start ups of the router - not disconnections.

Create new topic

xpd

Storm Chaser
5861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 141

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 290862 18-Jan-2010 12:33 Send private message

Could look at http://www.paessler.com/tools - we use the Traffic monitor at work to check bandwidth use etc but you can also see when traffic has stopped/dropped for a while.




Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by KiwiNZ on 20-Apr-2014 18:55 (120 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Naked Broadband, who's made the switch.
Created by Presso, last reply by richms on 20-Apr-2014 23:04 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by jeffnz on 20-Apr-2014 14:10 (59 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Whats the best wife friendly media centre?
Created by amorpeth, last reply by jonolynn on 19-Apr-2014 20:20 (14 replies)

Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.