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I recently moved into a new house, that has telephone ADSL, every now and again it goes down. I wonder if there is some software (free) you can get that plays some alarm when the internet goes down. This way I can know when its down if I am in another room.

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tip: check your router settings. change the connection from 'on demand' to 'nailed up' or 'always on'. – Molly7244 Sep 13 '09 at 11:43
Thanks Molly, that's an extremely useful bit of information. When I get home, I will check it and post if it was the reason for the problem. – JL. Sep 16 '09 at 9:30
Doesn't the fact that you can't connect work enough? I'm trying to figure out why you need a sound every time it goes out. – KronoS Jul 10 '12 at 17:57

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You could have a program ping regularly a well-known website that is known to be always available ( for instance) and alert you if it is not reachable.

FreeMeter has, amongst a lot of features, this functionnality.

I think many other programs can do this.

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