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How to check network status?

  • I want to check the status of the network to know if I can connect to the Internet.
    What should I do?

    I did as below:


    class Utility: public QObject{
        static bool IsOnline();


    bool Utility::IsOnline()
       bool result = false;
       QList<QNetworkInterface> ifaces = QNetworkInterface::allInterfaces();
       for (int i = 0; i < ifaces.count(); i++)
           QNetworkInterface iface =;
           if ( iface.flags().testFlag(QNetworkInterface::IsUp)
                && !iface.flags().testFlag(QNetworkInterface::IsLoopBack) )
               // this loop is important
               for (int j=0; j<iface.addressEntries().count(); j++)
                   // we have an interface that is up, and has an ip address
                   // therefore the link is present
                   // we will only enable this check on first positive,
                   // all later results are incorrect
                   if (result == false)
                       result = true;
       return result;

    If I disconnect the Ethernet connection from the Control Panel in Windows on VM, it returns false. -> It works.
    However, if I turn off the wifi of mac and enable Ethernet from Contro Panel in Windows on VM, it returns true. -> It should return false.

    What should I do?

  • Moderators

    Some platforms (Android) have a native API for this. A rock-solid (and quite wasteful) solution for all platforms is to ping a well-known server like Google (or your own server if you have one) periodically. If the connection does not work, you know that there is no Internet access.

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