HowOnline is a simple app to display your current ping to google.com or detailed error info (such as not being able to ping 22.214.171.124, being on a self-assigned ip, broken dns, etc).Features include
Monitors WiFi connection for detailed connection information and displays it in your OSX menu bar
When online, live ping of google.com to ensure connectivity
Status refreshes automatically on WiFi adapter state change or every 3 seconds
Optimized for performance and minimal power usage (doesn't unnecessarily check everything every time)
Support for both Dark and Light menu bars
Auto-launches at startup if configured
Totally free and opensource (please contribute! https://github.com/lg/HowOnline)
I would also love your feedback directly: email@example.com or file issues directly at https://github.com/lg/HowOnline/issues. The other project I work on is called Envoy, check it out: https://envoy.com.
When the gateway router is unpingable, HowOnline will now also try connecting to it via HTTP/SSH/Telnet to test connectivity
Added support for wifi interfaces which aren't on en0
Added support for wired networks too
HowOnline (com.lg.howonline) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is HowOnline 4. The most popular version of this application used by our users is HowOnline 1.1.0.