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Windows 7: Ping Returns


28 Feb 2011   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Ping Returns

When I ping a remote computer by name, I get a return ping but the IP address is different than that of the remote computer. I can also ping by the proper remote computers IP address and it returns. The return I get from the remote computer is strange to me, it is from a "rack Storage"

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28 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Different how?
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28 Feb 2011   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Totally different number. The correct IP address of the remote computer is 172.16.0.3. When I ping Frontoffice-pc, I get a return but it shows the IP address as 204.232.162.81.

When I pint Backoffice-pc(IP is 172.16.0.6), I get a return, but it says it is pinging from Backoffice-pc.Belkin with an IP address of 204.232.162.81 and it is getting its reply form 204.232.162.81.

This was not the case when I ping from an XP computer to the front office computer.
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28 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you ping by name, the computer does a DNS or a WINS lookup to determine the IP address. Sounds like the hostname is not properly associated with IP address in DNS.
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28 Feb 2011   #5

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

How do I fix it?
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28 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have a DNS server on the local network?
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28 Feb 2011   #7

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

All I have is a Belkin router.
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28 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check and make sure that you don't have something in the local machines hosts file

C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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