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When my Internet connection goes down want to be alerted via text

     
7:02 pm on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Anyone know how to do this with software or a service? In essence, if my Internet connection goes down at the office I'm looking to get a text alert on my cell phone the minute it happens.

Any ideas would be appreciated greatly.
7:13 pm on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yes, there are services out there (without naming any). A quick Google would help you.
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Understood...that is where I'm having trouble though...finding them...how about "industry keywords" - not names of services...I am keep getting services and software that monitor uptime - don't care about that...want real time notification when my work connection goes down. I bet I will find eventually....just trying to save some time by searching the brains here.
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They usually fall under the collective name of website monitoring
8:05 pm on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Now, wait. Are you asking about your own connection, or your site's connection? Or are they the same thing (for example if you're running your own server)?
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You know, I'd just assumed it was a public web server, but now I'm glad you asked for clarification as it looks like I've misunderstood.
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Thanks for the replies. Nope not my web site (there are a ton of these services) but my actual Internet connection used for browsing the Internet, etc.
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For future readers of this thread. Found under "network monitoring" - "server monitoring" would work too "I believe" - just need to make it work with my dynamic ip address.
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@ecommerceforprofit - There are services that are amazingly inexpensive that will allow you to tie a domain name to a dynamic IP. Less than about 10 bucks a year. I think that might be what you need.