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I am trying to implement a "network checker" into a script I have written, and I have the pinger set to be pretty much the first thing that happens, the problem is, if it doesn't get a reply, no matter if I have a timeout, the GUI will not initialize unless it gets a reply.

This is what I have:

$computername = EnvGet("computername")
$username = EnvGet("username")
$ipaddress = @IPAddress1
$var = Ping("google.com", 1200)
If $var Then
    $networkstatus = "Online!"
    $networkstatus = "Network Error!"

$Form1 = GUICreate("Thing", 323, 290, 229, 142)
$Pic1 = GUICtrlCreatePic("\\server\picture.jpg", 8, 8, 159, 74, BitOR($SS_NOTIFY,$WS_GROUP,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS))
$computernamebox = GUICtrlCreateInput($computername, 96, 104, 217, 21)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Computer Name:", 8, 104, 83, 17)
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("User Name:", 32, 136, 60, 17)
$usernamebox = GUICtrlCreateInput($username, 96, 136, 217, 21)
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("IP Address:", 32, 168, 58, 17)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput($ipaddress, 96, 168, 217, 21)
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Network Status:", 200, 32, 80, 17)
$Label5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel($networkstatus, 178, 48, 126, 31, $SS_CENTER)
Edited by heatsink

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Its simply AutoIt.

When you attempt to make a connection the timeout is VERY long regardless of what it is set to.

A bug in existence since forever.

Advice. Ping in another process and use comau3.au3 (copy-data inter-script communication) to emulate multi threading.


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This thread has a solution to perform a threaded ping.


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This thread has a solution to perform a threaded ping.


There is also a udf in my signature to allow repeated pings to various IPs in the background so your script is not slowed, with the option to have an icon for each address set according to the connected state. A user defined function can be called when the connected state of an IP changes.

Serial port communications UDF Includes functions for binary transmission and reception.printing UDF Useful for graphs, forms, labels, reports etc.Add User Call Tips to SciTE for functions in UDFs not included with AutoIt and for your own scripts.Functions with parameters in OnEvent mode and for Hot Keys One function replaces GuiSetOnEvent, GuiCtrlSetOnEvent and HotKeySet.UDF IsConnected2 for notification of status of connected state of many urls or IPs, without slowing the script.

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