How can I get IP settings of remote PC?

By hppokpy
Apr 28, 2008
  1. Hi guys

    I want to know if i can get subnet mask and gateway for a remote pc that i can ping.

    Ping x.x.x.x. tells me reply... etc but can i get all IP configurations?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The subnet mask, is usually found by checking the ISP the IP that you are pinging, just do a whois on their IP, to find their ISP, and then their default Subnet mask.

    The gateway, is usually found by working out what the default modem/router is for that ISP members. Once you find the default modem, you can look up the manual to find the modem's IP login, which is the Gateway.

    That's one way to do it. Note: this is assuming that the IP user is using all the default settings and modem.

    That's all I'm going to say on this, as it looks a little bit of invasion of privacy.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    On your systems, ipconfig /all show the entire Tcp config info.

    Ping $some-remote only retrieves timing info on protocol #0 (not port 0).
    Traceroute $some-remote gives you the path to that system, and on windows
    Pathping $some-remote will monitor for lost packets in that path

    BUT, there is no way to find the remote system Tcp config info and even if you did,
    none of that information would be of any use to you.

    More practically, you might try WHOIS -H $same-remote-system to better understand
    the organization.. (-H is capital H)
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