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    Suggestion regarding internet connectivity status

    David,

    For future consideration perhaps, would you consider changing the code behind determining whether there is an internet connection, such that it will first try to connect to a given URL? (perhaps URL configurable through options dialog).

    So, the way I envision this working, the 'Connection available' icon will only turn ON if it could successfully connect to the specified URL (such as google.com).

    This way, if I am driving, and I see the icon light up, I KNOW there is a good IP address assigned to me, and that I managed to get to the internet (and not that I just got some random IP without any sort of real internet access, which seems to happen quite often).

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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime View Post
    David,

    For future consideration perhaps, would you consider changing the code behind determining whether there is an internet connection, such that it will first try to connect to a given URL? (perhaps URL configurable through options dialog).

    So, the way I envision this working, the 'Connection available' icon will only turn ON if it could successfully connect to the specified URL (such as google.com).

    This way, if I am driving, and I see the icon light up, I KNOW there is a good IP address assigned to me, and that I managed to get to the internet (and not that I just got some random IP without any sort of real internet access, which seems to happen quite often).

    Thx
    not a bad idea... add like a ping response instead of just an internet connection... I will think about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid View Post
    not a bad idea... add like a ping response instead of just an internet connection... I will think about it...

    david
    Oh, that's even cleaner... ping google.com
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