Lucy

How can I find the devices that are connected to my network and using up IP addresses?

27 Aug 2011
27 Aug 2011 | |

My ISP is telling me that I have an additional MAC that is hanging up 5 IP addresses.

I have only one computer in my home, with one DSL box. I have turned off any WiFi options on my printer, but the additional MAC number he gave me is not the printer’s. He says he can’t even release them from his end and has given me additional address because of this problem. I’ve looked for MAC’s on my kid’s iPod Touch and Nintendo DS, yet these things are not connected to my computer.

I have nothing additional connected to it, so I don’t know what to do. I thought if there was a way to track down this additional MAC # he gave me, I could then find what is eating the IP addresses and not releasing them. Can someone help?