August 3rd, 2007, 06:02 PM
What ISP is this Internet coming from
I know this is a bizarre question, and god knows how it is possible, but I am working on someones pc, and they have no idea who their ISP is. I haven't managed to jog them with the threat that they may be paying about 22 people for internet, they just don't know.
Is there a way I can find out some how. I tried Tracere command, but don't really know which ip would be which.
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August 3rd, 2007, 06:15 PM
Run a whois on their IP
You can just change the IP at the end of that to the IP that they are being handed from their ISP.
August 4th, 2007, 10:41 AM
In traceroute the first IP address will be the ISP.
They should look at their bank statements to see who they are paying. Tell them to ask their bank for a list of standing orders and direct debits........ that will tell them what they are paying for
Also, is this ADSL, cable or 56.6 dial-up?
What sort of modem do they have? Like AOL and BT will have their name on it somewhere.
Look on the desktop and in the installed programs for associated software such as help files.
Open Internet Explorer and see what the default and alternative home pages are.
Quite! that is why they need to "follow the money" it is not uncommon to have more than one if you have a 56.6 as backup. That should be a "pay as you go" "free" service................like you only pay for the connection via your phone bill.
they may be paying about 22 people for internet, they just don't know
You haven't told us the OS, but in Win 2000 it would be:
<network and dial-up connections>
That will tell you what connections have been set up
I have just done that on this box..................there are six of them!
Last edited by nihil; August 4th, 2007 at 10:46 AM.
August 11th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Well, what about the gateway? or router? So take that into account when looking at the tracert hops.
August 11th, 2007, 01:01 PM
Not relevant, it is a private provider in the UK (they are paying for it). Anyway, if you have a router you would need to know the ISP(s) to get it to connect.
Well, what about the gateway? or router?
Also, I know that Jonny is smart enough to figure that when he finds a reserved address it is not an ISP
August 11th, 2007, 05:44 PM
whatismyip.com, then dnsstuff.com, IPWhoIs
August 11th, 2007, 05:45 PM
Scroll down to the IP Information, and enter the IP address.
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