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Is The Internet Connection Alive

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Does anyone know the best way to test if there is an active internet connection? I mean besides pinging a known site. Their server might be down which would result in a timeout anyway.

Also (just out of curiosity), has anyone tried running a FileFindFirstFile / FileFindNextFile against an IP address? :think:


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...indpost&p=58239

Edit: If this indicates no connection and you fear that the server might be down just run it again against another site. Loop thru as many sites as you wish - if you have an internet connection and all of the sites of interest are down (perhaps Calif fell into... ) then what good is your connection?

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http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...indpost&p=58239

Edit: If this indicates no connection and you fear that the server might be down just run it again against another site. Loop thru as many sites as you wish - if you have an internet connection and all of the sites of interest are down (perhaps Calif fell into... ) then what good is your connection?

Thanks herewasplato. That method is pretty much the same as using ping and I would also have to check for the default browser (it might not be IE) but the last post in that thread from Larry looks very promising. I think I can work with that.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

You bet!! It worked just fine. Replaced the MsgBox with Return $sX and called the function.

Thanks for the link though. I put me in the right area. :think:

BTW I used Trids version

Edited by GEOSoft

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