Email alert if PC disconnects from ADSL

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 8:18am   #1
 
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Email alert if PC disconnects from ADSL

Hi, I'm looking to set up an email alert if my ADSL connection drops, it immediately sends me an email... does anyone know of a service that can handle this?
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 8:31am   #2
 
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get another adsl
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 8:37am   #3
 
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get another adsl
Yes, planning to do that too. If the primary ADSL drops, do you know how to get it to immediately switch to the backup ADSL? I prefer to use leads than wireless, is there software that can handle this or does it need a special router?
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 9:32am   #4
 
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J123 started this thread Did some research... it looks like the DrayTek router can handle this with the Broadband Failover technology. OK so I'm being ultra paranoid, but I still want an email alert if my ADSL connections drop... I'm running API autotrading and can't afford a broken connection. Does anyone know a service that can do this?
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 1:49pm   #5
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get a VPS nearest to your exchange, will be cheaper than another DSL and will have a better SLA.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 6:58pm   #6
 
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those are good routers.. not for the folks that dont know too much about networking though. it somewhat bridges professional equipment with retail
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 1:16pm   #7
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Hi All, as an IT guy I wouldn't recommend buying comlex router configs. Cloud based is the way to go and prices are coming down. Get yourself a VPS and let the IT guys worry about it being up and running under an SLA.

If you insist on doing somethng at home then yes, you could do a NIC teaming on a server or do some complex router config that will take you weeks to work out, or you could stick to the basics and solve what you originally asked. There are plenty of uptime monitors online which will ping your service and drop an email if not there for x attempts but you will need to ensure you have a fixed IP which typically costs money in the UK.

VPS is very much the way to go for retail traders.... You want to spend your time Trading not becoming an IT professional...
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 2:23pm   #8
 
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Hi All, as an IT guy I wouldn't recommend buying comlex router configs. Cloud based is the way to go and prices are coming down. Get yourself a VPS and let the IT guys worry about it being up and running under an SLA.

If you insist on doing somethng at home then yes, you could do a NIC teaming on a server or do some complex router config that will take you weeks to work out, or you could stick to the basics and solve what you originally asked. There are plenty of uptime monitors online which will ping your service and drop an email if not there for x attempts but you will need to ensure you have a fixed IP which typically costs money in the UK.

VPS is very much the way to go for retail traders.... You want to spend your time Trading not becoming an IT professional...
that doesn't solve the issue of redundant internet connectivity. If operating system uptime is a concern he would be better off financially doing it through virtualisation than using a vps. the solution for the op is dual internet providers
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 3:02pm   #9
 
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Re: Email alert if PC disconnects from ADSL

J123 started this thread Thanks guys, for all your input. Yes, I'm using MultiCharts which I can only run on one PC at one time. I'm running API automated execution on forex, but need MC on my local machine for other discretionary trading (charting), so it looks like a backup ADSL router, plus email alert incase both go down is the solution. Longer term I will work towards multi licence / cloud VPS. Thanks again!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 5:54pm   #10
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Have you actually thought about what you are asking? If your ADSL goes off where exactly is the email meant to be sent from? No ADSL means no internet, means no email. Also a backup ADSL may not be much use since the most common reasons for ADSL outage would be exchange/provider level which means it wouldnt really matter how many routers you have, in all probability none of them would work.

The proper way way to deal with this is as has been suggested a vps or hosted server solution. Its also a hell of a lot cheaper than any of the other solutions that would offer the same level of protection.
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