How to ping a network using VBScript
You can ping a network using VBScript. Yes, you read it right. We don’t know how many times we must have the necessity to ping a given network but, in order to do that, you have to open a command prompt and do that.
VBScript works so well with the windows system that you can do almost anything. The only limitation is your knowledge. Here we will see how to ping a network using VBScript.
Example code to ping a network using vbscript
Function Ping_Network(sHost) 'This function checks that you can get through to the host you require 'Example usage: ' 'Check we have internet... ' If Not Ping_Network("www.google.com") Then ' Msgbox "Not connected to Internet",vbCritical,"Fatal Error:" ' Call ExitTest() ' End If msgbox "Gen_Ping : " & sHost Dim oPing, oRetStatus Set oPing = GetObject("winmgmts:").ExecQuery ("select * from Win32_PingStatus where address = '" & sHost & "'") For Each oRetStatus In oPing If IsNull(oRetStatus.StatusCode) Or oRetStatus.StatusCode <> 0 Then msgbox "Gen_Ping Failed - Status code :" & oRetStatus.StatusCode Ping_Network= False Else msgbox "Gen_Ping OK - Bytes : " & vbTab & oRetStatus.BufferSize msgbox "Gen_Ping OK - Time(ms) : " & vbTab & oRetStatus.ResponseTime msgbox "Gen_Ping OK - TTL(s) : " & vbTab & oRetStatus.ResponseTimeToLive Ping_Network= True End If Next Set oPing = Nothing End Function