> It's quite likely that 192.168.1.1 is the address of your ADSL (or
> similar) router, which is what your computer makes a connection to, in
> order to access information on the web. It is the router's
> responsibility to send that information on (to the next hop) to get
> closer to the destination you actually requested.
I had just started typing a similar answer to Gareth's above but I
thought it curious that a graphical monitoring tool would display the IP
address for each packet hop of each network connection. So I installed
EtherApe on my own machine and saw 192.168.1.1 appear as the first host
that my machine is connected to. The reason for that is that on my LAN,
my ADSL router also serves as a DNS server for machines within my Local
Area Network and that my computer connects to it to determine the IP
address for each new hostname it wants to connect to.
I'd suspect that it's the same in your case. You can verify this by
double-clicking on the 192.168.1.1 IP address and it should display
'DOMAIN' as the type of traffic for that particular host.
Thanks for introducing me to EtherApe. While it doesn't provide as much
information about the packets as Ethereal does, it's a nice alternative
for seeing - and comparing - the network traffic to and from your
machine at that particular instance.
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