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 Network Monitor Add-on detects a non-working VPN connection. And resumes as soon as the connection has been restored.
Network Monitor tracks your VPN connection on two levels. To set up the second level, the Network Monitor Setup Assistant will guide you through some easy to follow steps.
The Network Monitor 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.
Download Buddy stops automatically all active downloads when a non-working VPN connection has been detected by the Network Monitor 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 Network Monitor Add-on, the Network Monitor 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.
You can buy the Network Monitor 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.
To get started, simply follow the instruction from the Network Monitor Setup Assistant, that will be started automatically after buying the Network Monitor Add-on.
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