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Posted on 2010-08-14
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Below is the code I am currently using to -

1) Connect to a router
2) Issue a command
3) Disconnect

What I want to do is -

1) Connect to a router
2) Issue a command
3) Output the routers response to a textbox
4) Exit

I have a number of command buttons and want to output the routers responce in seperate textboxes when they are clicked.



Private Sub Winsock1_Connect()
   Winsock1.SendData "admin" & vbCrLf
End Sub

Private Sub Connect_Click()
    h% = FreeFile
      Open "C:\Router.cfg" For Input As #h%
      Line Input #h%, IPAdr$(1)
      Close #h%
      lblIP(0).Caption = IPAdr$(1)
     
    Winsock1.Close
    Winsock1.Connect (IPAdr$(1)), 23
End Sub

Private Sub Nine_Click()
            If Winsock1.State = 0 Then
            PleaseConnect.Show
            Else
    Winsock1.SendData "powerdown" & vbCrLf
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Disconnect_Click()
    Winsock1.Close
End Sub


Please make this as simple as possible :-s
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It's pretty easy. Just use a loop and the receive data method of Winsock1 to build a string until you get the CRLF from the sending box. Then, output the string.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms740120%28VS.85%29.aspx
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Not 100% on this please can you provide some really simplified code?
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I have some, but it is in a backup from 2 or 3 years ago. Let me see if I can find it. No promises....

Have considered moving to .NET? It's a lot easier (once you get over the learning curve), and VB6 is not only end of life'd, but won't run on Vista / 7.
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by:souldigital
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I only use it now and again for little apps so have never really looked into it. That would be great if you could.

Cheers,

Ben
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Any update on this guys?
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What would be good is if the code could do the following -

1) Connect to a router

2) Issue a command
3) Output the routers response to a text file

4) Issue another command
5) Output the routers response to another text file

6) Exit

As above I only need to know how to do 2,3,4 and 5.

Any ideas???????????
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I forgot I used to use cSocket becaues it was vastly superior in every way to Winsock (it can be programmed into a class).


vbami.txt
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All you need from there is this loop:

Private Sub oSocket_OnDataArrival(ByVal bytesTotal As Long)
    Dim strBuffer As String
    strBuffer = Space(bytesTotal)
    oSocket.GetData strBuffer, , bytesTotal
    Debug.Print (strBuffer)
    ProcessMessage (strBuffer)
End Sub

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You just need to receive until you get to vbCrLf in a row that indicate it is done talking for the moment.
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Way to complex for me. Surely there is an easier way with winsock?
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It's not complex. You just didn't look for the parts that are applicable to you.

anyway... try this:

http://www.15seconds.com/issue/010820.htm

The concept is to concatenate the arrival strings until you get a double vbcrlf, which should signal the end of that transmission. Of course, you may not be getting a double VBCRLF from whatever you're talking to. You have to figure out what the end of transmission bytes are for your application.
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