How do i check for an internet connection?

Dave Cragg dcragg at
Sun Dec 11 06:21:07 EST 2005

On 11 Dec 2005, at 00:50, Alex Tweedly wrote:

> Jerry Daniels wrote:
>> Kurt,
>> I've been using this one since you posted it and i really like  
>> it.  VERY fast.
>> Thanks!
> Just remember - it often gets the wrong answer on some systems  
> (e.g. mine).
> It believes I am always connected, even though about 50% of the  
> time I'm not  - because I have an in-house network (mix of Cat-5  
> and wifi) with an Internet connection which is *not* always connected.

Alex, thanks as always for pointing out the limitations. Can I pick  
your knowledge a little further?

Can the testForConnection function be assumed reliable for detecting  
a network connection of some sort, not necessarily the internet? I  
guess there are times when this might be sufficient.


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