Author Topic: Broadband uptime monitoring  (Read 623 times)

Broadband uptime monitoring
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:56:49 pm »
We have a new broadband connection with a local community provider which is great if it works but their customer services are amateurish so I’m looking for a way of capturing data about intermittent connectivity since were getting a lot of connection dropouts at the moment. Is there a software/app solution?

Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 03:00:43 pm »
Presumably then your router doesn't proved the necessary diagnostics?

ETA: I ask because the Fritzbox I had provided quite comprehensive information of connection times, dropouts etc., which proved useful in getting a "lift and shift" organised at the exchange.
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Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 03:02:32 pm »
someone who knows how to do it properly will be along in a sec, what I've done in the past  is to create a small file called logme.bat (or whatever) which has the following lines

ping 194.112.32.1 >> logfile.txt //or some ip address that is likely to be up
echo %time% >> logfile.txt
logme

or to see what is happening

ping 194.112.32.1 -t >> logfile.txt

which will log the ping output to logfile until you close it (the first will loop as well)

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Kim

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Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 04:54:05 pm »
Smokeping:  https://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/

Also, scraping the interface statistics of the router and feeding them into RRDtool can be informative for DSL or similar.
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Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 05:00:54 pm »
Also, scraping the interface statistics of the router and feeding them into RRDtool can be informative for DSL or similar.

Reminds me, still haven't done this for my latest BT HomeHub (it's not basic HTML any more, it's all Javascript nonsense). Hoping it's been long enough that someone else has done it or I'll have to run a headless browser to scrape the resulting DOM.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Kim

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Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 05:43:14 pm »
Also, scraping the interface statistics of the router and feeding them into RRDtool can be informative for DSL or similar.

Reminds me, still haven't done this for my latest BT HomeHub (it's not basic HTML any more, it's all Javascript nonsense). Hoping it's been long enough that someone else has done it or I'll have to run a headless browser to scrape the resulting DOM.

Too much to hope it speaks SNMP, I suppose?
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Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 07:51:21 pm »
Too much to hope it speaks SNMP, I suppose?

Nope, and no way to enable it as far as I can tell.
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Morat

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Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 08:12:55 pm »
You could go the whole hog and register with Samknows
https://www.samknows.com/solutions/everyone

The signup link is at the bottom of that page.
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Re: Broadband uptime monitoring
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 07:02:05 am »
I've just signed up for samknows - lets see what happens.