[You would think there would be tons of software to do this. A Google search showed tons of requests but no useful responses (and lots of links to website monitors which is not what I want.]
I am looking for a software utility (Windows XP, preferably free) that will monitor my outgoing home Internet connection. It should check the outgoing connection periodically and log when the Internet was unreachable and how long it was down.
Background: My Internet connection goes down periodically when I am browsing the web. What I am trying to figure out is if the Internet connection is going down whether I am using the computer or not.