View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Is there a 'ping' applet?

December 17th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Hello folks

I wonder if ubuntu has a 'ping' applet to let me know when I actually have connection to the internet (rather than to my network)?

Currently I look to the skype icon to tell me if my satellite link is working, but maybe there's something lighter with which I won't fall foul of my company internet rules

Any advice appreciated!


December 17th, 2008, 10:50 AM
I normally just type ping into the terminal followed by a web address for this (I normally use www.google.com).

EDIT!: it appears it has a GUI as well see the bottom of this page (https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/internet/C/network-troubleshooting.html).


December 17th, 2008, 10:57 AM
Thanks Lyconyx. But I'm looking for a system tray icon or applet so I can tell at a glance if my sat is down (happens many many times a day...)
Any ideas?

December 17th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Soory don't know any and did a quick google and didn't turn much up, have to see if anyone else knows of anything.


December 17th, 2008, 11:19 AM

Exactly what you are looking for.

December 17th, 2008, 12:01 PM
spot on. it's even in the repos link-monitor-applet
thanks very much!

September 17th, 2010, 05:04 AM
thanks for the link monitor applet post!

i have been searching for a while for something like this too, and this is really close to what i am looking for, but ideally i am looking for an applet that can ping at least one host and represents connectivity via a red or green light on the gnome panel. has anyone found one like that? either that or one that just simply displays the round trip time in milliseconds directly on the panel. i need something that i can look at and determine connectivity without clicking or hovering over.

any tips would be great!