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Ooops - I've lost the IP of a device

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Borris, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    How do I go about finding it again?

    (Apart from
    10 A=1
    20 PING 192.168.0.A
    30 A = A + 1
    40 GOTO 10
  2. andrewbell1984


    Joined: 20 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,685

    What device is this ? more information would be good. try switching the device off and back on.
  3. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    It's a networked PVR (Tivo) - the only I/O is via LAN (or serial, but that involves faffing about with wires and whatnot).

    I suppose I'm looking for something that cycles through IPs in a range, returning the IP that gives a positive response. I know you that some routers have this facility, but I'm not aware of any apps that mimic this.
  4. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Ping the broadcast IP and look for a response from an IP that isn't accounted for (or look at the ARP cache)?
  5. Jez


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,439

    That code would just loop anyway, wrong goto thingy :/
  6. oddjob62


    Joined: 8 Nov 2002

    Posts: 9,128

    Location: NW London

    Yeah should be goto 20 ;)

    Download something like angryip scanner and scan the network.
  7. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    That's why I'm the boss, not the developer :)

    I'll try all of the suggestions - Thanks all.
  8. fini


    Joined: 26 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,569

    Location: London

    you could use 'net view' to get its name and then ping whatever its name is.

  9. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 1,921

    Location: London

    have a go with look@lan to see what's active on your network
  10. jon86


    Joined: 1 Sep 2003

    Posts: 3,121

    Location: US of A

    I concur. Great little program. :)