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dialing connection

Quentin Chan

Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 5
I need to create a program that check whether the computer has a connection to the internet or not.
If not, the program should dial the default connection.
Do some stuff.. and then disconnect it.
- Windows NT/2000/XP
- modem is on and ready to use
- has a valid internet account.
many thanks...
M.K.A. Monster
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Joined: May 02, 2002
Posts: 130
I think you can try for any existing connection by opening a URLConnection to a site for example. But for opening the dialupscreen, you will have to write some native code. I think it will be worth to search for existing code for this particular problem, I know a lot of application, for example a e-mail application wants to have such funcionality.
Mark Monster
Quentin Chan

Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 5
thanks for ur reply.
I know about ur idea, but it's under assumption that the URL that we're trying to connect is not down.
Isn't that right ?
I agree. Here's the link:
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