At times I have severe problems browsing the web. I click on a link, wait forever, and nothing happens until I finally get a message that there was no response (duh).
Is there any way to tell just where the problem is? It could be that Netscape is locked up; or my modem isn’t working; or I’m getting so much line noise that nothing can get through (a strong possibility, the phone lines here are shitty); or my ISP is overloaded; or the site at the other end isn’t responding.
So how do I track the problem? Is there some sort of connection manager that can ping my ISP and confirm I’ve at least got a stable connection?