IP address

  Craigy 17:45 16 Jul 2005

My friend is doing a computer course and is fairly new to computers. She has asked me how to find an Ip address of her ISP news, I cant seem to find out for her how to do this so can anyone point me in the right direction please.

  johnnyrocker 18:53 16 Jul 2005

if she runs command prompt and enters ipconfig in the dos box it will tell her


  Craigy 19:58 16 Jul 2005

thanks for that but it only tells the IP address of the computer not the ISP news.

  mgmcc 20:31 16 Jul 2005

What is the "ISP News"?

Do you mean the DNS address of the ISP's "News Server" as used with newsgroups?

For example 'pinging' Virgin's news server "news.virgin.net" gives an address of (which, interestingly is part of NTL).

  Craigy 20:36 16 Jul 2005

That sounds about right, how do i ping an address please?

  VoG II 20:46 16 Jul 2005

Start, Run, type


and press enter.

Then ping the site - example:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Default>ping bbc.co.uk

Pinging bbc.co.uk [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=119

Reply from bytes=32 time=165ms TTL=119

Reply from bytes=32 time=29ms TTL=119

Reply from bytes=32 time=102ms TTL=119

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 25ms, Maximum = 165ms, Average = 80ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Default>

  Craigy 20:53 16 Jul 2005

Thanks a lot ppl, cheers

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