Claudio Claudio -4 years ago 145
iOS Question

How to simply test a local Wifi Connection to an IP, for example with code status?

Do you know if I can simply test if there is a WIFI local connection ? For example if the url is reachable. I tried with the Reachability without success. It tells me that it is connected, but it is not true.

I would like first to test if there is a local WIFI connection, and then when I am sure there is a connection, launch that Web Service :

- (void)callWebService:(NSString *)url withBytes:(NSString *) bytes //GET
NSMutableURLRequest* request = [[NSMutableURLRequest alloc] init];
NSString *url_string = [bytes stringByAddingPercentEncodingWithAllowedCharacters:[NSCharacterSet URLQueryAllowedCharacterSet]];
[request setURL:[NSURL URLWithString:[url stringByAppendingString: url_string]]];
[request setCachePolicy:NSURLRequestReloadIgnoringLocalCacheData];
[request setTimeoutInterval:timeOut];
NSURLConnection *connection = [NSURLConnection connectionWithRequest:request delegate:self]; //try NSURLSession
[connection start];

Thanks in advance.

Answer Source

NSURLConection have many delegate methods. try one of the following:

- (void)connection:(NSURLConnection *)connection didFailWithError:(NSError *)error
    [self.download_connection cancel]; // optional depend on what you want to achieve.
    self.download_connection = nil; // optional

    DDLogVerbose(@"Connection Failed with error: %@", [error description]);

- (void)connection:(NSURLConnection *)connection didReceiveResponse:(NSURLResponse *)response
    NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
    NSInteger state = [httpResponse statusCode];

    if (state >= 400 && state < 600)
        // something wrong happen.
        [self.download_connection cancel]; // optional
        self.download_connection = nil; // optional
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