When you have to use a VPN connection while downloading files, you'll want to be 100% sure that the VPN service is working properly during all download sessions.
Download Buddy stops all downloads when the Net Radar Add-on detects a non-working VPN connection. And resumes as soon as the connection has been restored.
Net Radar monitors your VPN connection on two levels. To set up the second level, the Net Radar Setup Assistant will guide you through some easy to follow steps.
The Net Radar Add-on checks VPN connections on two levels. Internally it monitors all VPN related network changes on your Mac. After each change an external GeoIP service is called to determine the new public IP address, geographical location and other metadata of your new connection. The final status of your VPN connection is based on the internal and the retrieved external data. Learn more »
Download Buddy stops automatically all active downloads when a non-working VPN connection has been detected by the Net Radar Add-on. A clear warning message will be presented, with a list of actions that you could do to solve the blocked downloads. As soon as the VPN connection is back and working correctly, all previously active downloads are resumed automatically. If you didn't click away the warning message, then this is automatically done for you.
After purchasing the Net Radar Add-on, the Net Radar Setup Assistant will appear. It will essentially help you to configure two things: the selection of a GeoIP server that matches best with your location and VPN service, and, using the selected GeoIP server, record metadata about your default unprotected internet connection. This data is being used as a baseline to determine if an active VPN connection is actually private or not.
|Detects and shows the status of your VPN connection||✓||✓||✓|
|Shows public IP address and geographical location of your internet connection||✓||✓||✓|
|Works with OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec and IKEv2 connections||✓||✓||✓|
|Monitors your internet connection in the background||Limited||✓||✓|
|Built-in logging console||✓|
|Today widget with essential connection data||✓|
|Shows a modal warning when your VPN connection goes down||✓|
|Stops all active downloads in Download Buddy when your VPN connection goes down||✓|
|Available in the App Store||✓|
|Available in the Mac App Store||✓|
|Available in the Betamagic Store||✓|
|Available as In-app purchase in Download Buddy||✓|
You can buy the Net Radar Add-on described above as an In-app purchase within the Download Buddy app. Click on the 'In App-Purchases' menu item under the main 'Download Buddy' menu. After buying this add-on, it will be activated immediately.
The Net Radar Add-on is based on technology from the standalone Net Radar app, but does not depend on it. The Add-on works both with and without installing the standalone app.
To get started, simply follow the instruction from the Net Radar Setup Assistant, that will be started automatically after buying the Net Radar Add-on.
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