I have the worst Internet ever, it constantly fluctuates from a normal ping of around 40ms, to over 5000ms.

I'm a keen "Gamer" and this irritates me so much, I know there's not much to do other than get a new service provider, but is there some sort of un-intrusive ping indicator software I could use to keep a good monitor of it. I'm thinking of a little number in the task-bar-tray-thingy that would constantly show my ping in milliseconds.

  • I have been thinking of writing one that would actually log it over 24 hrs – Rohit Gupta Nov 21 '15 at 21:18
  • that would be pretty cool – Tobi Nov 21 '15 at 21:21
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    For longtime ping observation, have a look at pingplotter.com. It has helped me in negotiating with an ISP. – user1016274 Nov 21 '15 at 21:44
  • There could be a lot of local issues that could cause such poor ping times. How sure are you that it's your ISP? – David Schwartz Nov 21 '15 at 22:13
  • I have to reboot my router every time it happens, sometimes it'll work good for an hour or so, or as it did just now, it'll go back to unusable even after a fresh reboot of the router. – Tobi Nov 22 '15 at 0:17

I have written one as indicated above. Options are

Ping_Log [Options] Address

/Cnn = Ping nn in a Cluster (default 1)
/CAnn = Ping nn in a Cluster and Average (default 0)
/Rnn = Ping every nn seconds (default 5)
/Fnn = For nn hours (default 0)
/Bnn = Buffer Size in bytes (default 32)
/S = Silent Mode (default Verbose)
/Oxx = Output to File xx (default none)

Here is a link for it


Please let me know if you have any problems.

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