Network Logger Pro
By Lyle Andrews
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Automated internet connection testing and monitoring. Log connection outages, graph speeds over time, and more. Network Logger Pro can also be used to monitor web sites and produce historical graphs of their speeds, outages, and response times. Optionally display current network speed in the menu bar.
Network Logger Pro also creates a list of all of your internet connection outages. If there are certain times of day or week that your network slows down or has an outage, Network Logger Pro will show you.
Graphs can be saved as PDFs and data can be exported as .csv or as standard OSX .log files.
Some customers have told us of interesting uses they have for Network Logger. One is a network contractor who uses it to monitor wifi systems he installs on remote drilling rigs and to provide statistics to his clients documenting his service. Another uses Network Logger to monitor a weak satellite link in Africa, to determine the best times of day to connect.
An optional speech synthesis feature announces when your internet connection goes down and up which can be handy when you are working on your network in another room and saves you from walking back and forth to check your network status.
• Automated Connection Speed and Connectivity Testing
• Realtime Traffic Displays for all Network Interfaces
• Historical Peaks and Averages Graphs for all Network Interfaces
• Menubar Display showing Speed and Connection Status
• Network Outage Log
• Automated Web Site Testing
• Website Transmission Speed Graphs
• Website Response Time Graphs
• Website Outage Logs
• Customizable Color Themes
• Linear and Log Graphing Styles
• Rollover statistics on Graph Bars
• Export Graphs as PDFs
• Export Logs as .log Files
• Save and Resume Sessions
• CSV File Statistics Export
If you have an issue using Network Logger Pro or need help, email the support address and you will get support right away. Suggestions are welcome too.
If you would like to participate in beta testing the new SNMP and UPnP router monitoring feature, reach out via the support email address on this page.
Here is a review that demonstrates a real world use of Network Logger:
"My DSL has been dropping its connection (losing sync) about a ten times a day. This wouldn't be a huge problem for just casual surfing, but it brings down my VPN connection every time and everything running over that connection, which is a big hassle. Network Logger has been invaluable in documenting for my ISP just how frequently my connection goes down. When I called my ISP with this information, I got to 2nd level support almost immediately, without even being asked if it's plugged in, or to turn it off and turn it on again.
I'm getting a backup cable connection later this week, but last time I used this company a few years ago, they were providing less than 50% of advertised speeds, so I'm looking forward to also using Network Logger to monitor that I'm getting what I pay for.
All in all, a great tool with lots of different uses. Very handy to have in your toolbox whether you need to constantly monitor a site, or just to have around for occasional use when your network or site starts behaving oddly."
What's New in Version 4.9.1
Version 4.9 now features Automatic Connectivity Testing which provides zero configuration, high frequency, and extremely low bandwidth connection testing. The History Graph now displays far more detail while using less memory. Reatime Displays can automatically scroll back and forth if you have more interfaces than will fit in the view. Causes of slowdowns have been eliminated. Many hard to find bugs have been found and fixed. Version 4.9.1 fixed a bug that caused two export options under the File menu to be inactive when no HTTP monitor was open.