How to know the IP Address of a device addressed with an URL?

FAQ #101064

The use of DNS (Domain Name Service) is very convenient for remembering the address of a host (e.g. a PCD3 connected to the internet with a DSL router). However, in some cases it is necessary to know the IP address of this host rather than the domain name.


How to translate the URL of a host to its IP address?
This task can be done by the tool "nslookup" which is installed on every Windows system:

  • Open the DOS console (from the "Windows Start menu" select "Run..." and type in "cmd") 
  • Type in the the instruction
    (don't forget the point after the URL)

As response you will receive the IP address of the requested name. In the screenshot above the IP address of the host "" is



Communication / Ether-S-Bus

S-Web Technology / ADSL

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