How to Find the IP Address of a Remote Computer

Find the IP Address of a Remote ComputerMost of you may be curious to know how to find the IP address of your friend’s computer or the IP of the person with whom you may be chatting. If so, then this post will surely help you out.

In this post I’ll show you how to find the IP address of a remote computer in simple steps.

How to Capture the IP Address?

I have created a PHP script to make it easier for you to capture  the IP address of the any computer of your choice. Here is a step-by-step process to find out the IP address:

  1. Download the IP Finder Script (IP_Finder.ZIP) that I have created from the following link:

  2. Open a new account in X10Hosting (or any other free host that supports PHP).

  3. Extract the IP_Finder.ZIP file and upload the two files ip.php and ip_log.txt into the root folder of your hosting account using the File Manager.

  4. You can rename the ip.php to any name of your choice.

  5. Set the permission to 777 on ip_log.txt.

Now, you are all set to find the IP address of your friend or any remote computer of your choice. All you have to do is send the link of ip.php to your friend or the person with whom you’re chatting. Once the person click’s on the link, his/her IP address is recorded in the file ip_log.txt.

For your better understanding let’s take up the following example:

Suppose you open a new account in with the subdomain as abc, then your IP Finder link would be:

You have to send the above link to you friend via email or while chatting and ask him to visit that link. Once your friend clicks on the link, his IP address will be recorded along with the Date and Time in the ip_log.txt file. After recording the IP address, the script will redirect the person to so as to avoid any suspicion.

To find the recorded IP address, check the logs using the following link:

The sample log will be in the following format: Thursday 07th of May 2009 05:31:27 PM Thursday 07th of May 2009 05:31:28 PM Thursday 07th of May 2009 05:31:31 PM

NOTE: You have to replace abc with your subdomain name.

I hope this helps. Express your opinion and suggestions through comments.


  1. Sushant
    May 9, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Hi Srikanth!
    your posts are realy helpful to learn
    can you tell me the html script for sending link by specific name, like “HERE IS THE LINK”

  2. jad
    May 9, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    helloo im having a problem
    i did wat u said,, but it keep saying

    Warning: Unexpected character in input: ”’ (ASCII=39) state=1 in /home/jjaadd/public_html/jaha.php on line 7

    • Srikanth
      May 10, 2009 at 9:21 AM

      @ jad

      Make sure you have PHP 5 or newer. If you have an older version of PHP try upgrading it…

  3. raman
    May 9, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    i joined x10hosting ..but how carry out this..

    3. Extract the IP_Finder.ZIP file and upload the two files ip.php and ip_log.txt into the root folder of your hosting account using the File Manager.

    4. You can rename the ip.php to any name of your choice.

    5. Set the permission to 777 on ip_log.txt.
    m not able to carry out the steps 3,4,5..pls help

    • Srikanth
      May 10, 2009 at 9:14 AM

      @ raman

      Seems like you have no knowledge of how to upload files using the filemanager. For more info, search on google

  4. T
    May 11, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    I am not the most technology savvy person. Is there any way you could contact me? I would like your assistance with something. Thank you.

  5. Eduardo
    May 11, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    What about Windows 7?

    Are you working to provide us an activator?

    The windows vista activator you provided later is really working a lot here in my computer.

    Thank You a lot!

  6. John
    May 12, 2009 at 4:28 AM

    Is there any way to get the IP of a person who has sent me a PMS via forum.

  7. Abhishek
    May 13, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    i have uploaded file.. but i am not getting the url as u said.. how 2 get it,,pls let me know..


    • Srikanth
      May 14, 2009 at 6:37 AM

      @ Abhishek

      Plz follow every step carefully and it should work perfectly.

  8. swapnil
    May 14, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    i dont get any information in txt file.
    but every thing is working properly.
    So can you help me?

    • Srikanth
      May 15, 2009 at 7:11 AM

      @ swapnil

      Have you set the permissions to 777 on the txt file?

  9. swapnil
    May 15, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    but i dont know where to upload these .txt file
    either in 1.public ftp root
    2.home directory.

    • Srikanth
      May 16, 2009 at 11:27 AM

      @ swapnil

      YOu need to upload to home directory.

  10. merck
    May 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    hey please teach us how to use that file manager. i have no idea what is it.. thanks..

  11. merck
    May 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    where can i get file manager? how can i make it appear? i think i know how to use it now. but the problem is i dont kow where is it

  12. merck
    May 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    as i openned the file manager 4 things popped out.. what should i click
    File Manager Directory Selection
    Please select a directory to open:

    * Home Directory
    * Web Root (public_html/www)
    * Public FTP Root (public_ftp)
    * Document Root for:

    Show Hidden Files (dotfiles).
    Skip this question, and always open this directory in the future when opening File Manager.

    • Srikanth
      May 19, 2009 at 10:03 AM

      @ merck

      click on Web Rool (public_html/www)

  13. rexter
    May 16, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    i’ve a account…
    but can’t set permission to 777…
    how would i do that???
    what is the significance of this permission???

  14. rexter
    May 16, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    i’ve a x10hosting accout too…
    in account pannel where would i upload my files???

  15. mewmewael
    May 16, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    how cani set the permission to 777?

    • Srikanth
      May 19, 2009 at 10:02 AM

      @ mewmewael

      The permission option should be there. check for that and set it to 777.

  16. cloud
    May 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    whats the benefit or any usage of hetting someones’s ip address?
    i mean what can we do using someone else’s ip?

  17. Hidayath
    May 24, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Hi shrikanth nice too meet you really u r great man u have good knowledge i want too b like you am hardware Engineer can i learn from you something…? can i have ur e-mail so i can u mail u directly….? if yes plz send me mail this is my id i will b waiting for ur reply thanking u…

  18. The Black Hat
    May 28, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    HI Srikanth,
    I want to know how can I hack using their IP.
    Pls make a tut about it, I’m So keen to learn about it ;).
    Plss 😉
    Thanks :)

  19. Harvinder
    May 29, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    can i knw other ip address through remote computer??? then hw it can doo

  20. manojshri007
    June 2, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    hi shrikant this is ram want to ask that ,i ve plan UL 750 of broadband in which there is only 32 downloading speed ,i want to increase it how can i done this………………..

  21. Shoki
    June 2, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    what can someone do by knowing other’s IP? what are the threats if your IP is known to others (Hackres)?

  22. sam
    June 3, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    hi srikant…thanks for this script…do u have a script that can block the working of any software installed in a computer???

  23. Shrikant
    June 4, 2009 at 12:55 AM

    is it only for linux or for windows as i dont knw how to set full permission 777 in windows

    • Srikanth
      June 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM

      @ Shrikant

      Setting permission is only for linux.

  24. sanchit
    June 5, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    i did whats given up here …but the link (ip_log.php) says link broken nd does not show yhe recorded ip..pls help .!

  25. shahzad
    June 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    please help my personal data(some images) which was leaked from my computer to my cousins. now i want to hack there system to remove the data please help……………its very important

  26. aniya
    June 12, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    how can you know your domain name?

  27. aniya
    June 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    i mean *subdomain name sorry not domain name

  28. Cyril
    June 12, 2009 at 8:28 PM


    Cud you please give me any information about data recovery from a pendrive and HDD???

  29. Osman
    June 13, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    hey I’ve been reading your stuff fr a while now and i wanted to know i work off a wifi network and am running out of unsecured network’s and wanted to know if you can teach me or tell me how to “hack” into a network i would so very reatfull please get back to me via email

  30. NEIL
    June 13, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    how to gain access to a machine after knowing his IP address without any SPY program

  31. knightwing
    June 17, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    hi mr.sreekanth,

    i did everything you wrote … i uploded the script & the .txt file at x10hosting & when i click the link…it saying that server not found. i also upload the same at 110mbhosting..but here when i click the link , it redirect me to ip is not saving at .txt file…..plz help

    • Srikanth
      June 19, 2009 at 7:56 PM

      @ knightman is not good for free hosting since it redirects it’s users. This is a known issue with You can try some other free php host.

  32. anne
    June 21, 2009 at 2:19 AM

    i’m surfing internet using my mobile internet explorer. i hack into yahoo mail b4 and i don’t want them to get my ip add because it can be trace. is there’s any software for mobile phone to hide ip add or change it. i’m using latest model htc touch screen which have internet explorer, opera, windows office. i’m using microsoft windows for mobile… can u sugget any website that i can use? thanks

  33. Shrikant
    June 24, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Hi Sri !!
    ur tricks r amazing dude !!

  34. 011rakesh
    June 28, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    hi siri u r grate,it work 110% i used it sure u r very genious person,MY salute for 4 u

  35. ramanan
    June 29, 2009 at 7:29 AM

    hi the things you give is gooooooooooooooooooooooood

  36. Mohammed
    June 30, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Shrikant i sign up on but after i finished the registration i cant find the file manager.Do i need to create a site before i can see the file manager

  37. ron
    July 3, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    hello srikanth

    in internet cafe some software running for delete data after restarting computer what user saved in comp . how can i stop that software………………………….

    i hope your a post about this

  38. sona
    July 5, 2009 at 1:48 AM this realy work? is this for linux or window xp? and where is file manager…plz help…

  39. Bill
    July 9, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    Is ip (Internet protocol) and mac (Machine access code) the same. If not, what is the difference between them ?

  40. Syam
    July 10, 2009 at 6:44 AM

    Hi Sri,

    This is an excellent site Sri.

    I tried what you have given and yes it is working.
    But, when i execute it from my machine, it is giving an ip address, but that is not the one, when i am giving ipconfig.

    Why it is like this? how can i fix this.

    Please reply or send me a mail.


    • Srikanth
      July 10, 2009 at 5:16 PM

      @ Syam

      The address shown by “ipconfig” is not your IP address. The IP shown by this script is the real one.

  41. kushal
    July 18, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    hi srikanth…
    its working…
    can i use for hacking yahoo account?(phishing)? as u suggested to use…
    please suggest me…

  42. sonu
    July 24, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Thanks dude it works pretty well.
    Can u teach me how to gain access on a remote computer hard disk by hacking? the IP address…..Pls. You can Email me.

  43. Payal
    August 3, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    If we know the ip address of remote computer, then it is possible to see the activity of that computer?

  44. leafar
    August 5, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    Hi Srikanth,

    I did what u said but where I have to upload the two files ip.php and ip_log.txt ?
    now I open -cPanel-
    then im going to -File Manager-
    then -Web Root (plubic_html/www)

    and now here home

    where shoud i install the two files? ip.php and ip_log.txt?

    can someone tell me pls! ty take care all

    • Srikanth
      August 6, 2009 at 8:56 PM

      @ leafar

      You shd install it in “public_html”

  45. leafar
    August 9, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    WOW I DID IT MAN,great it works lol was hard for me but finnaly i did ur amayzing man great site! ty vm ur number 1! thx again take care cya around!

  46. swagnik
    August 10, 2009 at 1:33 AM

    thanx…its working!!

  47. Soundarya
    August 16, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    The IP Address that is shows is the ip address of the Router or the Modem. Is that what u get?

  48. genie
    August 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    where can i get file manager? how can i make it appear? i think i know how to use it now. but the problem is i dont kow where is it

  49. Nanda
    September 21, 2009 at 12:17 AM

    Hi Sri, I checked the tricks, please send me the trick to hack the hard disk using the remote ip address..

  50. MANISH
    September 22, 2009 at 8:32 PM

    HI SIR….!!!

  51. mack
    September 23, 2009 at 9:14 PM

    man cool tricks keep the good work going

  52. Simpson
    September 24, 2009 at 7:56 PM


    What can you do with the ip-address of the router?


  53. nikky arora
    October 3, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Good day! I caught my husband having an affair with a gril whose email address are: and I want to hack this email. I beg you please, please help me open his email so i could get enough evidence and know the identity of this man. please email it to me at: Thank you in advance for those who wants to help me… God bless!

  54. sameer
    October 11, 2009 at 12:58 AM

    how 2 upload those files 2 filemanager…
    plz giv descriptn plz

    • Srikanth
      October 15, 2009 at 6:37 PM

      @ sameer

      Plz follow the steps carefully. For more help use Google to find tutorials on how to upload files through filemanager.

  55. yash
    October 11, 2009 at 2:29 AM


  56. Ghost
    October 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    I know that this was asked a long time ago, but I’m going to answer it anyway. Maybe someone will read it and stop themselves from asking the same question.

    In all honesty, the things that you can do with someone’s IP address are nearly endless. You can remotely shutdown the computer, install keyloggers, gain access to hard disk files, Trace where that person lives right down to the block, access printers. There is just so much that you can do with a simple IP address, and the right skills/information. I hope that answers a few questions.

  57. valdon
    October 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    It works..thank u so much for this possting!!

  58. Shehzaad
    October 19, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    hey bro… thanx… works perfectly…. 😉

  59. JOE
    November 17, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    hey dude good job da…i’m a good fan of u…..thanx for those tips

  60. Pradeep
    December 7, 2009 at 12:19 AM

    Bravo…!!! Good work done…i was seeking this since a long time !!! Works perfectly without any problem and very easy !!

    Keep up !!