I've got this neat Netgear DG834G home ADSL router. However my ISP, iinet, seems to have been having - ahem - a few drop outs lately.
So I decided to knock up a quick widget that keeps track of its status for me. It saves me logging in to my router admin page over and over to find out if the damn thing has gone down.
This widget is hard coded for a DG834G, but the principals could be applied to any router. If there is sufficient interest out there, I will go back and factor out the common elements so people can add their own routers.
One cool thing this Widget does is keep a little history log of the state changes in a text box. I went to so much trouble animating the freakin' thing, I hope you enjoy it :)