Determine if a computer is connected to the Internet


‘Declaration

Public Declare Function RasEnumConnections Lib “RasApi32.dll” Alias “RasEnumConnectionsA” (lpRasCon As Any, lpcb As Long, lpcConnections As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function RasGetConnectStatus Lib “RasApi32.dll” Alias “RasGetConnectStatusA” (ByVal hRasCon As Long, lpStatus As Any) As Long

Public Const RAS95_MaxEntryName = 256
Public Const RAS95_MaxDeviceType = 16
Public Const RAS95_MaxDeviceName = 32

Public Type RASCONN95
dwSize As Long
hRasCon As Long
szEntryName(RAS95_MaxEntryName) As Byte
szDeviceType(RAS95_MaxDeviceType) As Byte
szDeviceName(RAS95_MaxDeviceName) As Byte
End Type

Public Type RASCONNSTATUS95
dwSize As Long
RasConnState As Long
dwError As Long
szDeviceType(RAS95_MaxDeviceType) As Byte
szDeviceName(RAS95_MaxDeviceName) As Byte
End Type

‘Code

‘A call to the function IsConnected returns true if the computer has established a connection to the internet.

Public Function IsConnected() As Boolean
Dim TRasCon(255) As RASCONN95
Dim lg As Long
Dim lpcon As Long
Dim RetVal As Long
Dim Tstatus As RASCONNSTATUS95

TRasCon(0).dwSize = 412
lg = 256 * TRasCon(0).dwSize

RetVal = RasEnumConnections(TRasCon(0), lg, lpcon)
If RetVal <> 0 Then
MsgBox “ERROR”
Exit Function
End If

Tstatus.dwSize = 160
RetVal = RasGetConnectStatus(TRasCon(0).hRasCon, Tstatus)
If Tstatus.RasConnState = &H2000 Then
IsConnected = True
Else
IsConnected = False
End If

End Function

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