troubleshooting Question

awk script using function

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Hi There
I am trying to create a simple script that reads a file that contains a list with ips.
the script reads the file, and try to ping ip by ip (line by line) and check if it's pinging or not.
I am using awk with an function to do it, but the IP variable is not being recognized inside the function.
not sure how to declare the varialbe with the $line content to be seing inside the function and ping ip by it.
I will use it to see the computers that did not wakeup automatically by another script that is running fine, but few computers are not working properly so I can easy identify them.
thank you
echo reading file
while read -r line;
echo $IP
awk ' X=$IP
        function pinger(x) {
                command = "/bin/ping -n -c 3 " x
                while (( command | getline res )> 0 ) {
                        if ( res ~ /0 received|100% packet loss/ ) {
                                return 100
        return 0
        BEGIN {
        if ( pinger(X) == 100 ) {
                print X "did not wakeup by script"
        } else { print X "ITS UP" }
done < $filename
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