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Can I write a script for auto shut down

By lilsniffles ·
I want my system to automatically shut down when I lose my internet connection. Is it possible to write a windows script for this or does one alreay exist?

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Can I write a script for ...

I can think of a couple of ways, although I'd have to do some research to write the script itself. One would be to ping something beyond your router repeatedly, and shut down when the ping fails. Another would be to check the status of your network connection. Both are possible, but I don't know the exact commands to do so off the top of my head.

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