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Is there any way for us to get the SSID of the Wifi or the name of the Local Area Network we are currently connected to?

Basically, I want to detect the name of the active connection, e.g. if it is the office network, then allow the script to resume, if it is the home network, or a public wifi etc, do not resume with script execution or provide an option to connect to a VPN of the office network.
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

maybe

LAN_Id = Environ("ComputerName")
UDomain = Environ("UserDomain")
Debug.Print UDomain
Debug.Print LAN_Id

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Function GetNameOfActiveConnection() As String

    Dim strComputer As String
    Dim objWMIService As Object, colLAN As Object, colWiFi As Object, objWifi As Object, objLAN As Object

    strComputer = "."
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
    Set colLAN = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_NetworkAdapter Where NetConnectionID like 'Local Area Connection' and PhysicalAdapter='True'")
    Set colWiFi = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_NetworkAdapter Where NetConnectionID =" & "'" & GetWirlessName & "'" & "and PhysicalAdapter='True' ")

    For Each objWifi In colWiFi
        If objWifi.Netconnectionstatus = 2 Then
            GetNameOfActiveConnection = objWifi.Name
        End If
    Next

    For Each objLAN In colLAN
        If objLAN.Netconnectionstatus = 2 Then
            GetNameOfActiveConnection = objLAN.Name
        End If
    Next

End Function

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by:Dale Fye
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Personally, I would recommend against using Access over a wireless connection, especially from a laptop or tablet that you are moving throughout your environment.  The potential for broken connections (and therefore data corruption) is much higher when using Access over wireless.

Additionally, wireless connections are significantly slower than wired and your application is likely to function extremely slowly.

Finally, if you seriously need this functionality, recommend you move your back-end to SQL Server or SQL Server express.
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Thank you
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