how to make a broadcast ping in VC++.net??

I am using winsock2.h for dealing with network programming. But I dont know how to make broadcast ping in it ??
elsayed_mazenAsked:
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migelCommented:
Hi!
What do you mean under "broadcast ping"?
Do you try find all "near" hosts?
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migelCommented:
Hi!
What do you mean under "broadcast ping"?
Do you trying find all "near" hosts?
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elsayed_mazenAuthor Commented:
yes I mean that, I use the function setsockopt() and use the parameter SO_BROADCAST to make my socket dealing with the broadcasting, but there is a runtime error appeares when excute the program.
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migelCommented:
code please?
and what exactly error you get?
May be you use wrong type for SO_... value?
for SO_BROADCAST you have to use BOOL (reallly DWORD) value.
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elsayed_mazenAuthor Commented:
OK, forget that quistion, How can I know the hosts connected to the LAN by my program??
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Nass89Commented:
Hi,
Try

Bool IsNetworkAlive(
  LPDWORD lpdwFlags     // Specifies the type of network connection
);

Good Luck!
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