Are you curious about how to find your IP address using Wireshark and DNS server? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to discover your IP address using these powerful tools. Let’s get started!
What is an IP Address?
An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique numerical identifier assigned to each device connected to a computer network. It serves as a digital address that enables devices to communicate with each other over the internet.
Using Wireshark to Find Your IP Address
Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer that allows you to capture and analyze network packets. Here’s how you can use Wireshark to find your IP address:
- Step 1: Download and install Wireshark from the official website (www.wireshark.org).
- Step 2: Launch Wireshark on your computer.
- Step 3: Select the network interface you want to capture packets from.
- Step 4: Click on the “Capture” button to start capturing network traffic.
- Step 5: Open any web browser and visit www.whatismyip.com.
- Step 6: Stop the packet capture in Wireshark by clicking on the “Stop” button.
Congratulations! You have successfully found your IP address using Wireshark.
Finding Your DNS Server
A DNS (Domain Name System) server translates domain names into their corresponding IP addresses. To find your DNS server, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Open the command prompt or terminal on your computer.
- Step 2: Type the command “
ipconfig /all” (Windows) or “
ifconfig -a” (Mac/Linux) and press Enter.
- Step 3: Look for the “DNS Servers” entry in the output.
You will see one or more IP addresses listed under the “DNS Servers” section. These are your DNS server addresses.
In this tutorial, we have learned how to find our IP address using Wireshark and how to discover our DNS server addresses. Knowing your IP address and DNS server can be useful for troubleshooting network issues, setting up network configurations, and ensuring secure internet connections. Remember to use Wireshark and DNS server information responsibly and respect privacy concerns.
We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Happy networking!