|I apologize, for the lack of some very important information. The batch file will not be run on the Vista PC, but on my Home Control PC which happens to be an aged tried and proven Dell Optiplex 286 PC that has been running 24/7 for the last 18 years. It sits idle most of the time, so the process will not affect the speed.|
The inverting of the ping sequence makes so much more sense. Thank you..
I have tried a few attempts to start the writing of the ping process, by cutting and pasting individual parts of various batches I found. With no luck. I could not get past the first line, although I was able to get it to save the date stamp and a message, but the rest is over my head.
The reason for this request is an ongoing battle with Brighthouse over my cable connection, both internet and TV. I will tackle the internet connection first, which may fix the TV one also. They have replaced modems, cable drop, found water in a node, but nothing to totally eliminate the issues. I constantly get messages of "Connection Dropped". I also found complaints online regarding my D-Link DIR-655 wireless router indicating that there are issues with dropping connections. So, I figure if I can isolate where the problem is, I can take the file with times and errors back to the Data manager at Brighthouse and have them look back through their data to see what is happening, of if it is the D-Link modem, I can replace that. I have seen the Brighthouse router rebooting several times.
I am totally frustrated.
Thanks for your input