I'm looking for a way to monitor my current internet connection quality by showing the ping-response to a website like google in the taskbar on the right side. I'm using Windows 8.1. Kind of like netspeedmonitor, but for the ping. Any suggestions?

I want to stop using the command line to ping Google.

2 Answers 2


Something like this? ALSEDI Pinger.

Not exactly "in the taskbar" but it keeps a record of the ping-history. Or else you wouldn't know you had problems a few minutes ago.

Pinger Pinger

  • Kind of, but this tool shows all pings with a response <1s as good. I need to know how fast the response was.
    – Thomas
    Oct 17, 2013 at 12:07

I know this is quite an old question. I'm currently using perfgraph - http://www.codefromthe70s.org/perfgraph3.aspx

It's free and it has more features than what you're looking for, the graph would look like this:

taskbar image hope this helps!

  • looking good, thanks! this isn't open source by any chance, right?
    – Thomas
    Apr 8, 2019 at 13:53
  • i do not think this is open-source. even if it were, it would be using an old code-base. the good thing about this is it works even with the latest windows 10 operating system. Apr 9, 2019 at 0:02
  • Right. I'm just wondering since I really want to build a modern version but the whole integrating-into-Taskbar thing is really a pain.
    – Thomas
    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:10

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