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Old 12-07-2006, 05:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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At work I have got a round 100 PCs and Servers on different LAN from mine (i.e VLAN) , I have got this ip address 192.168.1.55, I can ping this ip address, but I can not locate which PC is it ?

Is there an utility to help me find out where is that PC ?

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you mean you're trying to use the IP to finding it's physical location?

well, computers, even on a network, don't know anything about physical location.
you'll have to just go to each PC, open a command prompt, and find out if 192.168.1.55 is the IP it is using.
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you mean you're trying to use the IP to finding it's physical location?

well, computers, even on a network, don't know anything about physical location.
you'll have to just go to each PC, open a command prompt, and find out if 192.168.1.55 is the IP it is using.
Lol, that would be a pain if you had 2000 PC's.
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Isn't this :
[C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator]nbtstat --?

Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT
(NetBIOS over TCP/IP).

NBTSTAT -A IP address

-A (Adapter status) Lists the remote machine's name table given its
IP address.

But the command above works for LAN only I believe
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The best thing to do is get a map of your network. What you can do is ping the name of the pc and it will return the IP address but this can still take a while. Dont you have the on a server that you can just look up on the description on DHCP?
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along those lines you could also use NSLOOKUP to find a workstation name from an IP Address.

nslookup

then type in the IP Address you have -- it will give you all the name space information on it.

then type exit to get out.
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or you could tracert and follow the hops to narrow it down to a couple of PCs
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