Please do post your code. I never completed my intended final version; instead I used Downtime and pasted in my X10 code. However, I'd be interested in seeing what you did differently.
The logic I used for my script is similar to yours, like so:
Ping the modem every 30 seconds # Not possible with mine, or I would
Ping the "internet" every 5 minutes
if ping fails
Increment failure counter
If counter >= 3
Notify via internal email / telephone page of serious problem
wait 45 seconds
if up, notify of problem/resolution
if internet still not up, repeat
- email Ozymandias
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