Free Sidebar Gadgets for Windows 11/10/8.1/7 Desktop


Ping Monitor overview

Version 9.8 released at 02/25/2023

There are many tools available to monitor the connection to your website, server, domain or IP address. Those applications can monitor the stability of your connection and so does Ping Monitor.

Ping Monitor is a desktop gadget for Windows 10 or Windows 11 and is easy to access at all times, and if needed it can stay in the foreground at all times. It is capable of monitoring up to fifteen servers locally, and/or remotely. This gadget will ping each one of the servers at an interval that is set by the user. The response of these servers will be shown in a graph and in numbers. It displays the maximum, average and current ping time as well as the number of errors while pinging the server or IP address. Besides this, for each server, your info can be stored in a log file. You can refresh each server with a double click on the alias, or refresh the graph only by double clicking it. Monitoring state for each server you can pause or continue. Ping Monitor supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

To identify your connections easily you can enter an alias for each server. The alias is shown on the main interface of the gadget, however, if you prefer an IP address or domain name you can enter this as an alias as well.

The interface of the gadget is flexible, you can change the size of it, and you can also change the colors of the interface. All your settings will be saved in a file which will be created in Path: %APPDATA% Filename: gadgetname_Settings.ini). You can copy this ini file for backup if you like.

Ping Monitor is a handy gadget for Windows users who want to use the ping command to monitor websites or servers. The ping command is not as sophisticated as some other server monitoring applications that support additional options, for instance, performing a check to determine if a database is running on a server.

For easy manual ping testing also try our Ping Tester gadget.

Ping Monitor features explained:

Ping Monitor gadget

Special features

  1. Average ping calculated for the last 110 pings.
  2. Double click on server name — refresh ping.
  3. Double click on MAX ping — refresh max ping counter.
  4. Double click on Lost (error) ping — refresh lost (error) ping.
  5. Double click on Graph — refresh Graph (and also average ping).
  6. Click on the error message — show the number of lost pings.
  7. Added new pause/continue button (Pause).

Advice: for using IPv4 address (“”) you must change Decimal symbol from comma (“,”) to point (“.”).

  1. Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button start, clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.
  2. Click the Formats tab, and then, in the Format list.
  3. Click Additional settings, clicking the Numbers tab and change Decimal Symbol.

Show changelog

Version 9.8 - Overhauled and decreased HTML. Updated Turkish translation by Burak Yavuz. (Released at 02/25/2023).

Version 9.7 - Improved code. (Released at 10/18/2022).

Version 9.6 - Improved code. (Released at 10/15/2022).

Version 9.5 - Updated Italian translation by Roberto Boriotti. (Released at 11/19/2021).

Version 9.4 - Updated French translation by LogoLargo. (Released at 08/19/2020).

Version 9.3 - Updated Japanese translation by Kosuke Kaizuka. (Released at 03/21/2020).

Version 9.2 - Improved code. (Released at 02/23/2020).

Version 9.1 - Fixed bug with autoscale DPI under Windows 10. (Released at 08/10/2019).

Version 9.0 - Improved work with languages in settings. Fixed bugs. Cosmetic changes. (Released at 04/03/2019).

Version 8.9 - Changed algorithm for working with logs. Fixed few bugs in working with logs. (Released at 10/18/2018).

Version 8.8 - Update Polish translation. (Released at 10/08/2018).

Version 8.7 - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup. Update Japanese translation. (Released at 09/07/2018).

Version 8.6 - Improved code. Fixed bug in case average ping equal 0. (Released at 07/25/2018).

Version 8.5 - Improved code. (Released at 07/19/2018).

Version 8.4 - Fixed bug with sizing. Improved code. (Released at 07/12/2018).

Version 8.3 - Fix for the Decimal Symbol Issue (thanks to Christoph H). (Released at 10/21/2017).

Version 8.1 - Fixed bug with wrong work when you type server name with slash at the end.

Version 8.0 - Fixed bugs. Improved usability. Added support up to 15 servers.

Version 7.9 - Added custom ping timeout for each server.

Version 7.8 - Overhauled HTML.

Version 7.7 - Fixed Dutch translation by Marcel Keiman (The Rambler).

Version 7.6 - Added Dutch translation by Marcel Keiman (The Rambler).

Version 7.5 - Improved code.

Version 7.4 - Fixed bug with playing alarm sound if choose 0 losses.

Version 7.3 - Update German translation by Jörg Bornwasser.

Version 7.2 - Added Belorussian translation by Kanstantsin Melnikau.

Version 7.1 - Added “Test sound” button in settings.

Version 7.0 - Improved code.

Version 6.9 - Change update notifier algorithm.

Version 6.8 - Cosmetic changes in Japanese translation.

Version 6.7 - Changed reset counters algorithm. Changed working with logs. Cosmetic changes. Added Japanese translation by Kosuke Kaizuka.

Version 6.6 - Fixed bug with localization.

Version 6.5 - Allow change graphs height from 20 to 99px. Fixed bug with pause.

Version 6.4 - Up to 5 servers configuration save/load allowed. Added Czech translation by Jiří Škorpil.

Version 6.3 - Added Hindi translation by Raunak Dutta.

Version 6.2 - Fixed Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.

Version 6.1 - Added Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.

Version 6.0 - Added Slovak translation by Ivan Očadlík.

Version 5.9 - Added auto reset counters settings.

Version 5.8 - Added Italian translation by Carlo Adami.

Version 5.7 - Added Indonesian translation by elda taluta.

Version 5.6 - Added scale ping graph (#1 settings tab) and calculate average ping for server using log file (#7 settings tab).

Version 5.5 - Added Catalonian translation by Jordi Bartrina.

Version 5.4 - Added Autoscale DPI option (#3 settings tab).

Version 5.3 - Added German translation by Christoph Heibutzki aka STSchiff.

Version 5.2 - Improved code.

Version 5.1 - Added French translation by Pascal Legendre.

Version 5.0 - Added log files for each servers.

Version 4.5 - Added “Set all freq. to” button in #1 settings tab.

Version 4.4 - Added Hungarian translation by Andras Subicz.

Version 4.3 - Added Turkish translation by Celal Osmanbas.

Version 4.2 - Added Brazilian Portuguese translation by Rafael “R4to0” Maciel Alves.

Version 4.1 - Added Spanish translation by Diego Manuel Vazquez.

Version 4.0 - Added “Hide 'PING ERROR' message” setting. Added Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Version 3.8 - Added settings how long the alarm should play.

Version 3.7 - Improved settings.

Version 3.6 - Fixed bug with fill graph type.

Version 3.5 - Renamed “Error” ping to “Lost” ping. Added “Show lost ping in percents” setting. Added update notifier.

Version 3.4 - Added custom sound and ping error counter for each server.

Version 3.3 - Added ping error counter for play sound in settings. Improved interface.

Version 3.2 - Fixed typos in settings.

Version 3.1 - Added color identify ping error on graph.

Version 3.0 - Remove “Refresh ping” button. Added “Pause/continue” button. Added plying sound if ping error. Added custom error message for each server. Change some functions behavior (see features).

Version 2.7 - Improved code.

Version 2.6 - Add ping buffer size. Add site’s name alias.

Version 2.5 - Allow hide “Title” and “Copyright”. Added change graph line width and hide gridlines on a graph.

Version 2.4 - Fixed bugs.

Version 2.3 - Added “Average” and “Error” ping counters. Added “Refresh” button for each ping.

Version 2.2 - New refresh rate option added (by request).

Version 2.1 - Allow users to hide graph setting.