How to find my ISP

In case you want to know full name of your ISP there are many ways to find it. Ffirst of all you need to find out the Global IP address of your system or the Default Gateway of your ISP.

The IP address you get from commands like “ipconfig/all” or “ipconfig” is your local network IP and which is different from the global IP address. The global IP address is assigned to your system by your Internet Service Provider. Now, you can get your global IP address easily from websites below without doing anything, just open any of these sites…

By visiting any of these sites, you will get your global IP address on the first page like below.

Now, you need to find any geo location service which can tell which ISP has assigned that IP for you. IP2Location is such a service from where you can easily get the ISP name and the nearest node of your Internet Service Provider like the screenshot below. IP2Location allow you to find 200 IP Locations for free per day.

You can do the same process with the Default Gateway of your ISP. To know the Default Gateway address, just open your browser and browse 198.168.1.1 (default login – username: admin password: admin) and you will get the Default Gateway of your ISP from the Device Info. It’s the IP address of your nearest ISP server. So, naturally you can check it on IP2Location to know your ISP Name.

I hope this article helps the newbies on internet to find ISP of theirs, if you know some more methods, please write down in comments.

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