Computer Skills & Shortcuts : How to Trace an IP Address to a Physical Address


Hi, my name is Dave Andrews. Today I’m going
to show you how to trace an IP to a physical location. Let’s go to the computer, and say
I want to find out the physical location of my own website. To do so, click on the “Start”
button down at the bottom which is this round button, and open up a command prompt. To find
out the IP address of my website type “NSLookup”, and then type the address that you want to
look up. We’ve gotten a response that is 209.85.26.191. Type “Exit” to close the NSLookup program.
Now we want to trace this IP to it’s physical location. To do so, we run the trace route
program which is “tracert” for “trace route”. Type a space and then type the IP that you
want to look up,
and press “Enter”. It’s going to begin tracing the routes to your website, and as it gets
down to the later number of hops, it’s going to start returning city names such as Atlanta,
New York, and that is how you’re going to find out the physical location of your IP
address. My name is Dave Andrews and I’ve just shown you how to trace an IP address
to a physical location.

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