A LAN, or a Local Area Network, provides networking capabilities to a group of computers, allowing users to easily share files, games, printers, data, and other applications. This article will explain how to find the hostname of a computer, connected in a LAN, using an IP address. Depending on the type of IP address - public or private - there are two different procedures. If you want to know how they work, keep reading.
In order to find the hostname of a computer with a public IP address, you have to pass the address to the Domain Name System (DNS) server. Here are the steps to follow:
Finding the hostname of a computer with a private IP address and no local DNS server means you need to query the host itself by using a Windows utility. Here are the steps to follow:
Note that it is not necessary to know an IP address in order to find other systems if you have a WiFi LAN connection.
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