Another duh tip for the terminal. But if you want to increase the wait time between pings to 60 seconds, just:
ping -i 60 126.96.36.199
Why? well, let’s just say that my internet connection is dependable, but not reliable, so it sometimes goes offline throughout the day.
Since I always have a terminal window open on my bottom right side of the screen, I just leave the above command running during the day in one of the tabs and it gives me an idea if bandwidth is failing, or if I’m just offline.
Just could do the same with the default 1s, but I like glancing and having minutes as the relative unit of measurement.