An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a numeric address assigned to a device participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. One nuance of IP addresses is that they can give away the exact location of the user with that address, meaning if you have someone's IP address, you can easily locate them through several different websites.
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Visit the IP Address Location website. (See Resources.)
Scroll down to near the bottom of the page until you see the box with "IP LOCATOR" and a search field and type the full IP address into this box and click on "Look Up" to search for the location of the IP.
Scroll down on the next page. Near the bottom of the page you will find a wide range of results based on the IP address, including the location.
IP Address Tracker
Navigate to the Geobytes IP Locator Tool. (See Resources.)
Type the full IP address into the box beside the text "IP Address to locate:" and press "Enter."
Scroll down after the page refreshes to read a full breakdown of information gained from the IP address, including the location.
Geobytes IP Address Locator Tool
Visit the IP Geolocator website. (See Resources.) This site allows you to search the location of an IP and is notable by the large, easy-to-use map of the U.K. on the site.
Type in the IP adress in the search field beside "Enter IP Address / Hostname / URL:" and click "Enter."
View the result on the map, and in the text bubble provided.
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