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Is it possible to detect network or internet inactivity, that is, if a user is not uploading or downloading anything.
For example, if you want to automatically disconnect the internet or close a program if there are no active downloads?

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I agree with mrflibblehat, but you may also want to look at WinAPIEx as well. There are functions there regarding checking if the Internet is connected.


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I tried the udf in the link and the Perfcounters udf  of the same author. But, i got some basic doubts, if you dont mind :sweating:  :

In general, the "bytes received and sent" of any monitoring program output like netstat -e, keep adding up (even when disconnected) right? So how can i find out if there is actual internet usage happening: from simple browsing to huge downloads, excluding hidden background usage?

I believe this has something to do with bytes and time. For example:

  • If there is significant change in bytes in a second or so, there is internet activity going on.
  • If there is insignificant change in bytes per second or so, no activity is on, internet connection is idle.

Is this the right approach? In simple terms, im trying to make a program that will check if internet is connected but idle or in use. Please give your ideas.

Edited by abaddon7734

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