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How to find out why machines attempting a connection

nickedwards
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When I run Microsoft Network Monitor I see that a few machine on our network are trying to establish a connection to 192.168.0.255. When I tracert to this address is points to 192.168.0.105, what would cause it to do so / how would I find out what is causing this?
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192.168.0.255 is a broadcast address, so if you tracert to this address, the first meaning the fastest host in your network mask range will answer.
Mohammed HamadaSenior IT Consultant
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This means that clients are either searching for DHCP Server, or another hosting machine or service.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
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It is normal traffic and most likely not causing any problems.  If you are experiencing network issues (which is why I assume you are running the network monitor in the first place), you may want to post a question specific to the problems you are experiencing.

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