Having a tool to constantly check the status of one's Internet connection is a vital asset in a world that is evermore connected. It can help avoid misunderstandings or data loss and such utilities have become indispensable little aids in the online environment. Internet Connection Checker is just such a tool and users will find the software is highly intuitive and easy to understand. The small utility features only one reduced-size window that controls its main function. This does not feature the 'on top' attribute, which means this program is very unobtrusive and can be left to run in the background while other applications are employed.
Recurrent connection tests can be performed at user-defined time intervals
The miniature GUI contains a few objects with which users can interact, including a mute/unmute button and an Options frame. The latter contains timer settings, effectively telling the program the seconds that must pass for the next issue of ping commands. Users are free to insert any timer value (expressed in seconds) that suits their needs. The ping targets can also be chosen and two URLs can be defined, to ensure the tool accurately determines the status of the connection.
Once started, the software automatically checks the status of the Internet connection and displays a graphical and an audio alert, based on the results obtained. The visual indicator is very intuitive, as it displays a crisp green hue when the computer is connected to the Internet. This object can be very useful, as it allows one to quickly ascertain when the connection is lost.
The tool can play a sound alert based on the analysis result
Another method of informing users of their connection's status is with a simple audio signal. When connected, the program plays a pleasant and unobtrusive sound. As with the previous method, this allows users to carry on working on various other projects, while still receiving input from the program.
The possibility to add a custom sound to the tool's playlist would be a great function. However, if playing sounds is not desired (e.g. when in a location where keeping quiet is important), then users are free to disable the sound alarm function.
The software can assist users in checking the status of their Internet connection
Summing up, Internet Connection Checker is a very simple, but effective tool that users with faulty Internet connections can employ to quickly test their link.