Download "Internet Status"
for Windows 95/98, NT/2000, ME, XP (full install,
"Internet Status" information (6 kb)
Updated: January 14, 2002 (version
Description: This utility is
useful for continuously monitoring the current status
and quality of your Internet connection in real time.
It is very small and unobtrusive residing in your system
tray. If your Internet connection is bad the tray icon
will change its color. At any time you can point
your mouse to the tray icon and see your current IP address.
When maximized it provides more detailed information about
the status of your Internet connection: the three LED
indicators are lighting to show if you are connected to
Internet by modem, by LAN with the Internet IP address
or by LAN with the intranet IP address.
The program is utilizing the ICMP protocol and advanced
multithreading technique to analyze the status and health
of your Internet connection. Every 15 seconds it is sending
the ping packets to several major Internet routers in
various parts of the world: Europe, North and South America.
By analyzing the return packets it is possible to evaluate
the relative quality of your Internet connection at any
given time. To achieve this the program is employing a
special custom algorithm. Internet Status is freeware:
it is fully functional and absolutely
it has been reported that sometimes when the program is
started it may cause your computer to lock, so that you
have to reboot. I was not able to reproduce this problem
on my Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, sorry to say. It
is working perfectly for me, and I stopped any further
development of this little proggy. Recommendations: reboot
your Windows in safe mode, copy STATUS.EXE to another
directory of your choice, then go to Control Panel and
uninstall Internet Status. Then you will be able to start
it manually whenever you like.
in version 1.0.2:
- the installation
setup program will not force Internet Status to be started
automatically with every Windows start up as it used to
in version 1.1.0:
- Russian and Portuguese languages added;
- fixed the APIPA range problem;
- slightly changed the "modem connected" algorithm
to resolve Windows XP issues.
in version 1.1.1:
- fixed a bug in the "modem connected" algorithm,
now it will be detecting the modem connection more reliably;