How to trace the computer (and its location) on basis of IP address
Posted on 2009-05-08
We have around 300 computers (XP and Vista). We HAD some servers i.e. DNS Server, WINS Server, DHCP Server, Firewall, Squid Proxy Server (all in one Ubuntu Linux box) in our infrastructure. BUT&
We had very slow internet connectivity so we complained our ISP and they changed the infrastructure for troubleshooting the cause of network congestion.
Now, they did the new configuration like this:
ISP-------------- (Router)--------------Internal Network
Router is also configured as DHCP to provide TCP/IP settings to internal computers.
Now, our ISP investigated that two computers from our network are consuming very high bandwidth. They gave us IP addresses and told us to locate those computers and remove them from network.
Now, the problem is How to locate them. Our network is unorganized. Computers dont have relevant names. There is no naming convention for workgroup or computer name and their location. Even if I use DHCP, WINS or DNS inside, the computer name that will reflect will be long OS generated name like:
Please tell me if there is some ways to identify the locations of those PCs.