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Using an IP Address to Find a PC on a Network

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by scaramanga182, 25 May 2006.

  1. scaramanga182

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Oct 2004

    Posts: 641

    Location: Up North

    Hi. We've had a computer 'mis-used' on the works network and we have the IP address of the offending machine. Is there a way we can use this IP number to find the computers name, so that we can then check its history to see who commited offence. Unfortunately the machines are named 1-500, but we can tell by the name where in the building the machine is located.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Wayn0r

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Nov 2002

    Posts: 5,713

    if you check your networking equipment there is usally a button that shows all connected computers names and their associated ip address'.

    edit: in the router/switch control panel.
     
  3. Bash

    Associate

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 72

    Location: In over my head

    nslookup if your using DNS.
     
  4. Burnsy2023

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    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 36,554

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Best way, but if you using DNS you can also usually get name resultion through the ping command as well. There's many ways to do it but i'd use nslookup.

    Burnsy