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lois waisbrooker
lois waisbrooker

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Posted on    June-08-2013 7:41 AM

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Hi Mindstickians,

I'm developing one windows application, where we perform some task related to internet connection. 
So please tell me how to check internet connection is available or not in C#.

Thanks in advance. 

Vijay Shukla

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Posted on    June-08-2013 7:59 AM

Hello lois waisbrooker !
Copy this code snippets and paste where which you want, This method return a bool type value and its parameter get a long value for minimumSpeed of your internet.

public static bool IsNetworkAvailable(long minimumSpeed)
            if (!NetworkInterface.GetIsNetworkAvailable())
                return false;

            foreach (NetworkInterface ni in NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces())
                // discard because of standard reasons
                if ((ni.OperationalStatus != OperationalStatus.Up) ||
                    (ni.NetworkInterfaceType == NetworkInterfaceType.Loopback) ||
                    (ni.NetworkInterfaceType == NetworkInterfaceType.Tunnel))

                // this allow to filter modems, serial, etc.
                // I use 10000000 as a minimum speed for most cases
                if (ni.Speed < minimumSpeed)

                // discard virtual cards (virtual box, virtual pc, etc.)
                if ((ni.Description.IndexOf("virtual", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase) >= 0) ||
                    (ni.Name.IndexOf("virtual", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase) >= 0))

                // discard "Microsoft Loopback Adapter", it will not show as NetworkInterfaceType.Loopback but as Ethernet Card.
                if (ni.Description.Equals("Microsoft Loopback Adapter", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase))

                return true;
            return false;

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