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Script commands to test Internet connection

Posted on 2014-04-24
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Running Windows 7 Pro on HP z210.

I am battling my internet provider.  My connection disconnects frequently.
I have to keep entering the command:  ping www.yahoo.com to see if the connection has failed.
I am working with the vendor to determine if the problem can be solved or whether I have to find a new Internet vendor.

In the meantime...  I don't want to have to keep entering the ping command.
I am aware there is a robust scripting language for Windows 7.

Q1.) What commands would I put into a script to determine if the internet  connection has failed?

Q2.)  what script commands would execute an mp3 file if the connection has failed?
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by:Dan Craciun
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ping www.yahoo.com -t

This will keep pinging yahoo.

HTH,
Dan
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Try this, create .bat file, replace c:\temp\myfile.mp3 with path to mp3 file you want to play.

@setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion
@echo off
set target=%1

:testconnection

ping -n 1 !target! >nul: 2>nul:
if  !errorlevel!==0  (
    echo Response Recieved from !target!
   
) Else (
    echo Lost connection to !target!
start C:\temp\myfile.mp3
    goto :eof
)


goto :testconnection
endlocal
:eof
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by:donpick
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Thank you for your fast responses
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