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App Specs
File size:
3.79 MB
March 1, 2016
March 30, 2016

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HowOnline is a simple app to display your current ping to or detailed error info (such as not being able to ping, 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 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!

    I would also love your feedback directly: or file issues directly at The other project I work on is called Envoy, check it out:


  • What's New
  • 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 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.