By Wojciech Siudzinski
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Remember good, old Lagometer from Quake series? Now it's in Your menu bar. Simple and fast way to check network latency and packet loss.
Also shows minimal, average and maximum pings for statistic purposes.
You can also use Lagometer as a server latency monitor. Just enter your server address in settings and you can track ping to it, right from menu bar!
What's New in Version 1.1
*** This version requires Mac OS X Lion ***
* ability to specify server address
* new appearance of a details menu
limited features, but works great
It works as advertised … sits in the menu bar and shows a littel graph of your ping times. If you click on it, you can see min, avg, and max values, as well as packet loss.
The current version DOES let you set the target. (There's a little icon in the details view … click on that and it flips over like a Dashboard widget to let you enter the server address.)
I haven't used it in lossy conditions yet, but as another reviewer has suggested it would be great if it could change color or beep or something when it notices packet loss and/or high ping times. A configuration setting for the ping time limit would be nice. I would also like to be able to bring up a longer-term graph, so that once trouble begins I can get a visual of how persistent it is. (For example, I used to know that if I saw 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off it was time to tell the telco to bounce their DSL router, but if I saw 30 minutes off it was time to call my ISP. Thank goodness those days are over.)
Gets the job done,
but it has only one feature: hostname. I wish the graph went right-to-left, and I wish I could set the interval. Ultimately, for only $1.99, I'm satisfied.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Nov 02, 2011
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 0.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Wojciech Siudzinski
- © 2012 Appsome!
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later