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|Published Date : 02 May 2007
Last Updated : 03 Dec 2013
Content Ref: TEC862550
You are experiencing issues with Internet connectivity and wish to confirm which Internet Service Provider you connect through.
To confirm who your Internet Service Provider is, you first need to confirm the Public IP address your connection originates from. To do this, you can use any one of a number of web sites that identify the source of your communication.
|How to confirm your IP address|
|How to confirm which ISP your IP address is allocated to|
- Open Windows Internet Explorer and browse to:
- Enter the IP address you have obtained and click Search.
The Results page will contain a substantial amount of information, it will probably contain some identification data for your organisation such as your address, telephone number etc. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you should find a block of information starting route which will contain an entry descr which will identify your ISP. Here is an example entry:
- route: 126.96.36.199/13
- descr: Research Machines Plc
- descr: Internet for Learning
- origin: AS5503
- mnt-by: AS5503-MNT
- source: RIPE # Filtered
|Network Address Translation|
If when you attempt to identify your IP address using one of the many IP identification sites on the Internet, it reports an IP address in one of the following ranges:
- 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
- 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
- 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255
The site has identified your communication as originating from a Private IP address and this information will not assist in identifying your ISP, therefore please try a different IP identification Web site until you obtain an IP address outside of these ranges.
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