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How do I return Hostname in excel cell by pinging IP address (VBA)

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a spreadsheet that has range of IP addresses in column A and hostnames in Column B. not all IP addresses are assigned, so some of the column B is empty. I want to be able to ping IP in column A and check if it's assigned. If it's assigned and spreadsheed doesn't have the hostname in it already, then I want it to be inserted automaticaly. I have a code that returns ping time and it works fine, but I don't know how to return hostname.
Function PingTime(strAddress) As Long
Dim objPing As Object, objStatus As Object
 
    PingTime = "-1"
    Set objPing = GetObject("WinMgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}").ExecQuery _
                           ("SELECT * FROM Win32_PingStatus WHERE Address = '" & strAddress & "' ")
    For Each objStatus In objPing
        If Not IsNull(objStatus.StatusCode) And objStatus.StatusCode = 0 Then
            PingTime = objStatus.Properties_("ResponseTime").Value
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
    Set objStatus = Nothing
    Set objPing = Nothing
End Function

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This function gives me IP address, which I already have. I need to get hostname from IP address. Thanks
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Works just peachy for me...did you try it? When I put in an IP address the result is the domain like "www.ibm.com".

Kevin

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