Whats the primary ip address of a machine ?


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Liam Nelson

Does anyone know how to identify and even specify which ip address a machine
with multiple ip addresses uses to connect to another server? I have a
machine here with about 10 ips on and whenever I add or remove some of then
the ip address seems to change that it uses to connect to another machine. I
would have thought that the ip address that appeared in the initial tcp/ip
properties window would have been it but it's not.

Thanks,

Liam.
 
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Phillip Windell

Go to the properties of the NIC in Network Places. Select TCP/IP and pick
Properties,....you're looking at the primary IP#.

To see all the others you have to go into the Advanced section.
 
L

Liam Nelson

Thats exactly what I did and it isn't the case. The machine was
communicating with another ip address that was in the advanced list. Maybe
it needs a reboot after changing ip's?

Liam.


Phillip Windell said:
Go to the properties of the NIC in Network Places. Select TCP/IP and pick
Properties,....you're looking at the primary IP#.

To see all the others you have to go into the Advanced section.


--

Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
www.wandtv.com


Liam Nelson said:
Does anyone know how to identify and even specify which ip address a machine
with multiple ip addresses uses to connect to another server? I have a
machine here with about 10 ips on and whenever I add or remove some of then
the ip address seems to change that it uses to connect to another
machine.
I
would have thought that the ip address that appeared in the initial tcp/ip
properties window would have been it but it's not.

Thanks,

Liam.
 
R

Rob Elder, MVP-Networking

Are these IP addresses on the same subnet or different subnets. What subnet
is the destination PC on in relationship to the PC originating the request?


Liam Nelson said:
Thats exactly what I did and it isn't the case. The machine was
communicating with another ip address that was in the advanced list. Maybe
it needs a reboot after changing ip's?

Liam.


Phillip Windell said:
Go to the properties of the NIC in Network Places. Select TCP/IP and pick
Properties,....you're looking at the primary IP#.

To see all the others you have to go into the Advanced section.


--

Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
www.wandtv.com


Liam Nelson said:
Does anyone know how to identify and even specify which ip address a machine
with multiple ip addresses uses to connect to another server? I have a
machine here with about 10 ips on and whenever I add or remove some of then
the ip address seems to change that it uses to connect to another
machine.
I
would have thought that the ip address that appeared in the initial tcp/ip
properties window would have been it but it's not.

Thanks,

Liam.
 
B

Bill Grant

Maybe you have multiple entries in WINS and/or DNS!

Liam Nelson said:
Thats exactly what I did and it isn't the case. The machine was
communicating with another ip address that was in the advanced list. Maybe
it needs a reboot after changing ip's?

Liam.


Phillip Windell said:
Go to the properties of the NIC in Network Places. Select TCP/IP and pick
Properties,....you're looking at the primary IP#.

To see all the others you have to go into the Advanced section.


--

Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
www.wandtv.com


Liam Nelson said:
Does anyone know how to identify and even specify which ip address a machine
with multiple ip addresses uses to connect to another server? I have a
machine here with about 10 ips on and whenever I add or remove some of then
the ip address seems to change that it uses to connect to another
machine.
I
would have thought that the ip address that appeared in the initial tcp/ip
properties window would have been it but it's not.

Thanks,

Liam.
 
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Hi,

I am having a similar issue. In the general settings page the IP address is set to xxx.xxx.xxx.115. In the advanced page I have two IP addresses: xxx.xxx.xxx.115, and xxx.xxx.xxx.116.

I would like xxx.xxx.xxx.115 to answer to http://myserver/ However when I ping the server I get xxx.xxx.xxx.116, not xxx.xxx.xxx.115

Any ideas?
 
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