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HI experts...
  I am trying to creating an application in visual basic such that if the communication link (LAN Cable) between 2 pc's is not available(broken/removed) then it must trigger a message. I think I might have to use windows API for that but I am not too sure. Can you all please help me? I am really looking forward to your comments.
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Melih SARICAIT ManagerCommented:
U can ping the Computer .. and when u dont get an reply trigger an event...

here is a simple ping code for VB ( Thanx to PLG)

Public Function Ping(sAddress As String, _
                     sDataToSend As String, _
                     ECHO As ICMP_ECHO_REPLY) As Long

   Dim hPort As Long
   Dim dwAddress As Long
   
  'convert the address into a long representation
   dwAddress = inet_addr(sAddress)
   
  'if dwAddress is valid
   If dwAddress <> INADDR_NONE Then
   
     'open a port
      hPort = IcmpCreateFile()
     
     'and if successful,
      If hPort Then
     
        'ping it.
         Call IcmpSendEcho(hPort, _
                           dwAddress, _
                           sDataToSend, _
                           Len(sDataToSend), _
                           0, _
                           ECHO, _
                           Len(ECHO), _
                           glngPingTime)

        'return the status as ping success
         Ping = ECHO.status

        'close the port handle
         Call IcmpCloseHandle(hPort)
     
      End If  'If hPort
     
   Else:
   
        'the address format was probably invalid
         Ping = INADDR_NONE
         
   End If
 
End Function
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developer007Commented:
Yeh..

 Some times the connection is proper and ping may not happen also..


   
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Daran_MAuthor Commented:
HI experts,
         thanks for the reply. Isn’t there any API function that can be used to achieve this? thanks once again for the reply.
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Melih SARICAIT ManagerCommented:
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