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Check if computer outside network is on

Post by Jood on Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:17 am
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Hello,

is there any way of checking whether a computer outside my network is on?

I've got the IP of this computer but pinging and checking open ports didn't work. Any suggestions?
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by Goatboy on Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:13 am
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Call and ask nicely.
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by Jood on Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:39 am
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Goatboy if you don't know the answer then don't reply.
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by insomaniacal on Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:41 am
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Jood wrote:Goatboy if you don't know the answer then don't reply.


Oooooooooh damn.

Anyway, Goatboy does know the answer, and he is right. There's no way to tell if the computer is on. It could be turned off, but be behind a router which is on, and might respond to pings. Or, it could be configured to simply drop all connections, thereby not replying to your pings.

So, calling and asking, and a road trip, are your only real 100% foolproof options.
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by Jood on Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:03 pm
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Lies. You could also check activity of someone on msn/facebook/whatever. Just wondering if there would be any way other way to check without 3rd party stuff.
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by Goatboy on Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:14 pm
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Jood wrote:Lies. You could also check activity of someone on msn/facebook/whatever. Just wondering if there would be any way other way to check without 3rd party stuff.

If you know all the answers already, then why the fuck would you bother posting? I already told you, and my answer was confirmed by another mod. You asked if there is any definitive way to tell if a computer is on with just an IP address, and I said no. Using MSN or Facebook does not involve an IP, so they are out of the question. Ergo you are retarded and should stop acting like we owe you anything. kthxbai.
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by Jood on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:17 pm
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lmfao, your last reply was beyond facepalm worthy.

And you don't even own your socks, your mom does.
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by insomaniacal on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:26 pm
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Alright, you can drop it and feel free to contribute to the community, or you can GTFO. You asked a question, it was answered, no need to flame.

And really? Are you seriously going to bring socks and mothers into discussion about computers?
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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by Jood on Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:57 pm
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Might help to read the question more careful: "is there any way of checking whether a computer
outside my network is on?". I will kick it in for you: "No" is in no way the right answer to that question.

Now try again if you wish.

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Re: Check if computer outside network is on

Post by insomaniacal on Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:02 pm
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No, is in fact, the correct and succinct answer to your question. If you know otherwise, please feel free to share.
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