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Trace an IP Address?

My firewall repeatedly blocks attempts to access my computer. It displays the IP address in the baloon message.
Can anyone advise of a method to trace the address of the intruder?

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Win XP Pro

Thanks, Bob, I'll check out the link

Just for fun----192.168.1.5

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Is that yours?

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That address is most likely on your LAN. If you have a network, Windows will scan the other machines on a regular basis to see who's in the "network neighborhood."

This is by design.

Bob

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Re:Is that yours?

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We do share a wireless internet connection, but the computers aren't networked. I suppose I should do a little reading on wireless connections.
Since I seem to be the only one in my office having these symptoms, I assumed that someone was out there hacking away.
The nuisance is that when the firewall detects this activity, while I'm using an application, the window minimizes to the taskbar. It happens 8-10 times daily. I suppose I could unplug the receiver when not in use.
I've spent almost 60 years figuring out the mysteries of life and now this. Ha.

Thanks very much for your reply.

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Here's my bet.

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First, let's just state that your systems are networked, but you are not sharing files or printers? Even so, Microsoft's networking, by design will look for other machines in the LAN (yes, you have one) to supply machine information such as what services are being offered and then put that in the Network Neighborhood display.

This browsing of the network is programmed to happen every so many minutes with one default (since its changable I can't tell you what yours is) being 45 minutes. That fits nicely into your 8 to 10 times a day.

As such, I don't think you have a big issue to fix or someone to trace.

Bob

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Re:Here's my bet.

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Hello again.

I didn't know that the system was programmed to do so.
Should this occur periodically or randomly?
I'm curious, because, just yesterday it happened four or five times in approximately 30 minutes or less, then will be quiet for longer periods.
Iv'e been on network for about six months, and now that I think about it, I hadn't noticed this being a nuisance until recently.

Again, Thanks for the enlightenment.

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It's a Microsoft'ism.

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Such could occur as the person at the IP address boots, of looks in the Network Neighborhood or on a timed basis.

So far I don't see much else to do other than find that user at that IP on your network.

bob

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