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Advanced JavaScript with Internet Explorer: Retrieving Networking Configuration Information


This is the second article in a series focusing on retrieving system (or client) information using JavaScript and presenting the same on a web page. You can directly copy and paste all of the code samples present in this article into a file with extension “.htm” and open them in Internet Explorer 5.5+.

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By: Jagadish Chaterjee
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April 04, 2006
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Advanced JavaScript with Internet Explorer: Retrieving Networking Configuration Information
  2. · How to retrieve MAC address and other extended network information using JavaScript
  3. · How to retrieve network client information using JavaScript
  4. · How to retrieve the Win Proxy information for your computer using JavaScript
  5. · How to retrieve only network adapter information using JavaScript
  6. · How to retrieve network connection information using JavaScript

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How to list all IP addresses for a computer using JavaScript

Now, let us try to develop a simple script (JavaScript) which shows the technique for retrieving all of the IP addresses for a computer.  The entire code for the sample is as follows:

<!DOCTYPE  HTML  PUBLIC  "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
      <head>
            <title></title>
            <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 7.1">
            <meta name="vs_targetSchema" content="http://schemas.microsoft.
com/intellisense/ie5">
            <script id="clientEventHandlersJS" language="javascript">
<!--

function Button1_onclick() {
      var locator = new ActiveXObject ("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator");
      var service = locator.ConnectServer(".");
      var properties = service.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration");
      var e = new Enumerator (properties);
      document.write("<table border=1>");
      dispHeading();
      for (;!e.atEnd();e.moveNext ())
      {
            var p = e.item ();
            document.write("<tr>");
            document.write("<td>" + p.Caption + "</td>");
            document.write("<td>" + p.Description + "</td>");
            document.write("<td>" + p.DHCPEnabled + "</td>");
            document.write("<td>" + p.DHCPServer + "</td>");
            document.write("<td>" + p.DNSDomain + "</td>");
            document.write("<td>" + p.DNSHostName + "</td>");
            if (p.IPAddress!=null
                        document.write("<td>" + p.IPAddress(0) + "</td>");
                  else
                        document.write("<td></td>");
            document.write("</tr>");
      }
      document.write("</table>");
}

function dispHeading()
{
      document.write("<thead>");
      document.write("<td>Caption</td>");
      document.write("<td>Description</td>");
        document.write("<td>DHCPEnabled</td>");
      document.write("<td>DHCPServer</td>");
      document.write("<td>DNSDomain</td>");
      document.write("<td>DNSHostName</td>");
      document.write("<td>IPAddress</td>");
      document.write("</thead>");
}

//-->
            </script>
      </head>
      <body>
            <INPUT id="Button1" type="button" value="Button" 
name="Button1" language="javascript" onclick="return Button1_onclick()">
      </body>
</html>

In the above code, “meta” tags are not necessary.  They have been automatically added by Visual Studio.  The above would automatically list all IP addresses belonging to a computer along with caption, description, DHCP info and DNS info. To retrieve this information, I used a built-in class, “Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration.”  The class internally has a lot of properties, methods and events.  But, in the above example we concentrated only on some limited properties, related to the “Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration” class.

The “for” loop I used in the above code iterates for every logical network adapter present in the system and finally retrieves only the properties of that adapter.


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