How to Trace Any IP Address

How to Trace any IP AddressIn my earlier post, I had discussed about How to find the IP address of a remote computer. After you obtain this IP address, it is necessary to trace it back to the source. So, in this post I will show you how to trace any IP address back to its source.

How to Trace the IP Address Back to the Source?

In fact, tracing an IP address back to its location is a lot simpler than what many people imagine. There exists many online tools using which you can accomplish this job. One of my favorite site is IP2Location.com.

Just go to http://www.ip2location.com/demo.aspx and enter the IP address that you want to trace in the dialog box and click on “Find Location”‘. With just a click of a button you can find the following information for any given IP address:

  • Country in which the IP is located

  • City to which the IP address belongs to

  • Latitude/Longitude of the IP’s location

  • Zip Code of the region to which the IP belongs to

  • Time Zone associated with the IP

  • Name of the ISP to which the IP address belong to

  • Internet Speed of the computer associated with the IP

  • Weather Station associated with the region of the IP

  • Domain name associated with the IP address

A sample snapshot of the results from ip2location.com is given below:

ip2location_results

You can also visually trace route any IP address back to its location. For this, just visit http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/visual-tracert/ and enter the IP you want to trace in the dialog box and hit the “Proxy Trace” button. Wait for few seconds and the visual trace route tool displays the path Internet packets traverse to reach a specified destination. Hope this helps. Please pass you comments.

67 Comments

  1. faraz
    October 11, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    hey thanx for d tricks.
    they really work….
    good job dude….


  2. rexter
    October 13, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    i found some ips through ur ip script…it’s really working…
    but whenever i want to trace it through http://www.whatisyourip.com, it just shows the router’s location, not his original working place…like country-INDIA,region-west bengal,city-kolkata,isp-BSNL…is it possible to trace the actual host…and if he is using a dynamic ip… plz hlp…


    • Srikanth
      October 15, 2009 at 6:21 PM

      @ rexter

      It’s showing the proper ISP and other details. It should be correct.


  3. BOSS
    October 15, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    It fails to provide zip nd area code for my own ip.. Y so..


  4. BOSS
    October 15, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    What’s the use for tracking the location..

    plz explain the result frm 2nd method…


    • Srikanth
      October 15, 2009 at 5:59 PM

      @ BOSS

      In the event of cyber crimes, the IT security experts will trace the IP address of the culprit to obtain his details such as the ISP (Interner Service Provider) and the country. From then on they can get the exact address of the culprit by contacting the ISP.


  5. official hacker
    October 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    dude u rock its working


  6. ali
    November 3, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    your website is very good.
    i want learning security information.
    and hacking.
    please help me.
    thanks


  7. Shashank
    November 5, 2009 at 1:02 AM

    ur great bro………


  8. abhishek
    November 14, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    JUST GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………..


  9. costaa
    December 8, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    when i tried tracing out an IP using “ip2location.com” it says private line what does that mean?


  10. Prince
    December 9, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Hi srikant.Plz teach me hacking yahoo password when chatting with someone..Plz teach from zero level


  11. jose
    December 15, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    sir site s very nice……
    pls send some basic tips abt hacking to my id


  12. Sony
    December 28, 2009 at 7:20 AM

    Hi author srikanth,are the securities of the google so tight? is nt it easy to hack passwords of gmail and orkut?


  13. Desherif
    January 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Thanks i’ve seen alot of your works, its amazeee


  14. suzain
    January 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    Amazing site for learning. Pls provide more information about it.


  15. Aayush
    February 3, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    it is working dude…..
    can you tell me how to hack websites


  16. Stunningbasil
    February 9, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    it was nice . please come up with more such tips to hack. please give me some advice on how to secure an ip address.


  17. SreeHari
    February 23, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    site is superb….
    but ..
    when i tried tracing out an IP using “ip2location.com” it says private line what does that mean?


  18. ASHI
    March 10, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    NICE TIPS DEAR
    ……PLZ GIVE US SOME MORE……..


  19. divya
    March 12, 2010 at 3:51 AM

    heyyyyyyyyy thank you sree
    itz working really nice


  20. D O O M
    March 14, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    hi dude.. i have seen ur many tips… its fantastic…may i know ur profession plz….


  21. nirankush
    March 19, 2010 at 10:53 PM

    some chinese guy 4m beijing is trying to hack my computer since last 10months……although my kaspersky antivirus blocks it. but i am afraid if that person is accessing my personal information i.e., email account info & other such things………can he hack any of my prsnl info via my ip address???


    • Srikanth
      April 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM

      @ nirankush

      You need not worry as far as you have a good antivirus and a properly configured firewall. Use kasperspy internet security instead of just the antivirus. This should make your PC hackproof.


  22. Raj
    March 26, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    brilliant work.
    keep going


  23. HIREN SHAH
    March 26, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    HEY ITS WORK thanks very much i am refering your site from last one months n learned many of the things thanks n thanks lot hope u will help us all by giving all such tricks n by sharing a knowledge thankyou very much.


  24. HIREN SHAH
    March 26, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    Hey its really works thanks


  25. teja
    March 29, 2010 at 7:49 AM

    superb! website!


  26. teja
    March 31, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    hey how 2 find IP of our own network?
    Thanks…..


  27. Tejsingh Kaurav
    April 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    thanks Dear..

    This really works


  28. Ram Dutt Shukla
    April 5, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Hey It’s really great


  29. wilbert
    April 9, 2010 at 5:55 AM

    sir pls teach me or give me some info about tracing ip add.and remote the other computer that she will never notice or without acquiring any password…i need to know what shes doing in her computer.


  30. Safdar
    April 19, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Srikanth dear

    i am very very thankfull to you that its work very very good. i dont know how can i say you “thank you”


  31. nitesh
    May 10, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    very………..nice your website
    mind gloving very helpful your site

    thanks


  32. BOND
    May 16, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    ur website is really helpful in understanding internet security.
    I wanna ask u dat how can i trace private or dynamic ip address?it sometime shows “dis ip cant be traced.it is prive ip address”..plz reply soon..


  33. kushagra singh
    May 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    hey!!!I have got som IP adresses by the trick u told previously..but as soon as i trace them it says the original ip(which i entered)which i entered is invalid….in ip2 location .com


  34. Ali
    May 22, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    Hi once again,
    What set of numbers would be use as an IP to trace the system (user)?
    I mean, give example of set of numbers to paste to the given site to trace the identity of the owner?


  35. Sami
    May 30, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    Nice Hacking Game To Me….
    Nice Site of All Hacker Learners…


  36. bhanu
    June 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    hi dude tell me hw to gt the ip of any remote computer


  37. Rakesh
    June 8, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    This shows public ip doesn’t it????


  38. Dinesh
    June 13, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    I like this Website very much at a sight.I want to learn this process of hacking ,would you help me?


  39. Anurag Anand
    June 15, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Hi Srikanth!! I want to know is there any way to get the IP address of a website.


    • Srikanth
      June 16, 2010 at 12:09 PM

      @ Anurag Anand

      Goto comand prompt and type the following command to get the IP of any website

      C:/>nslookup anywebsite.com

      You will see it’s ip address!


  40. HIREN SHAH
    June 16, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    it IS NT DONE I HAVE TYPED IN CMD C:/>NSLOOKUP YAHOO.COM (AND HIT ENTER) IT SAYS c is not recognised for internal or external command

    PLZ help me how does it work plz


    • Srikanth
      June 16, 2010 at 10:17 PM

      @ HIREN SHAH

      Just type nslookup yahoo.com and not C:/>nslookup yahoo.com.


  41. peru
    June 16, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Srikanth dear

    i am very very thankfull to you that its work very very good. i dont know how can i say you “thank you”


  42. shaurya
    June 20, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    hi srikanth!
    When i am tracing my ip address on the given website it is showing incorrect region and city.
    My isp is DISHNET WIRELESS LIMITED…is it thats why?


  43. Compufreaks
    June 22, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Suppose i have traced an IP address but how can i know that it is real IP Address not the proxy one….


    • Srikanth
      July 5, 2010 at 6:23 AM

      @ Compufreaks

      It is difficult to tell whether the IP is a proxy or the real one. However it is still possible to trace the proxy using proxy detecting services…


  44. rin
    June 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    very nice website:)


  45. HASTHIS
    July 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing this dude ive been looking for this type of thing for a long time


  46. Compufreaks
    July 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    @Srikanth thanks for your response…. :)


  47. ambrish
    July 30, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    hiiiii sir,
    its not showing private ip addresses…….it writes “its a private ip address…….how 2 trace a private ip address?????


  48. reva
    July 31, 2010 at 3:31 AM

    SRIKANTH

    Can i find the IP address of another remote computer using a software like emailtackerpro ??

    I tried it but it didn’t work.Could you please about these type of software that Are these types of softwares..trustworthy or fake ??


  49. gelu
    August 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    hi,

    thanks fr ur info… i would like to know how to get others ip address…pls help me…


  50. angel
    August 23, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    Is there anyway to protect my privacy when using yahoo messenger. Or is there anyway to create an anonymous yahoo messenger account?


  51. derek
    August 23, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Hi Sir,

    I am trying to trace an old IP address from about 5 years ago. The company that assigned the IP address said it only keeps them 6 months and then purges the system. Is there anyway to trace one back that far?


  52. LL
    August 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    I look at few mails send by my friend, and notice the IP address sometime differ, but my friend said all send from same computer, is this possible?


  53. purna
    October 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    its not providing d accurate info. the above link http://www.ip2location.com/demo.aspx i am from orissa but its providing west bengal calcutta can u plz provide me some othet site which provides accurate info.
    thanking you


  54. chandu
    October 30, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    hi this is my first comment LOL
    from now i am your big fan


  55. Prabuvirus
    November 1, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Good Site with lot of info , Great Work ………………. SRI ,


  56. srikanth
    December 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    ur simply great.
    after tracing others ip address how can i hack their computer
    what are the methods i should use..
    reply me sir


  57. jay
    April 29, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    this website is really super and i get to know lots of things about hacking in recent days


  58. Pratik rath
    May 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Cool dude!


  59. Daljeet singh
    February 2, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    ur post r really awesome !!!!


  60. Aravind
    February 6, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    hiii admn..thanks a loot for ur site..its really informative..i hav a small doubt after gng through ur posts..as d ip of d computer keeps changng frm time to time..can we always access r trace d system wid d ip obtained once,anytime thereafter..using that same ip?


  61. godwin
    February 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    can i still locate and track a laptop to its original location even if the owner change its default ip to another?