When it comes to online gaming, strategy and skills are crucial. To begin with, you need to gather a little bit of info about your opponent. That is where finding someone’s IP comes in.

There are an array of tools that you can use to figure out the IP address of someone while gaming on PS4. With an IP address, you can get so much info about a web user, including their approximate location.

In this post, we will teach you how to find someone’s IP on PS4. Keep reading for the details….


What is an IP address?

About IP address

An IP address refers to a unique set of characters that act as identities of computers that use the internet protocol to communicate over a network. With an IP address, it’s possible to find the approximate location of a device and, consequently, the user.


There are different methods for finding a person’s IP address on PS4. Some of the most common ones include PSN Resolver, Grabify IP logger, command prompt, and Wireshark. Below are further details on each of these options:


1. Using a PSN Resolver/Gamertag IP Puller

The first method for finding the IP of a gamer on PS4 is with the help of a PSN Resolver. Follow the steps below to use this method:

Step 1: Assuming you have your PS4 up and running, click on your target person’s profile to determine their username. You can also search them under the People option

Step 2: If the person is not on your friends' list yet, you can “Follow”.

Step 3: You need to, first of all, invite a couple of friends, including the target victim, for a friendly match via the Party Gaming Mode.

You need to first of all invite a couple of friends

Step 4: In the party gaming mode, identify the target. Once you have identified them, click the PSN Resolver tab to launch it on your PS4.

click the PSN Resolver tab to launch it on your PS4

Step 5: Scroll down to find the PSN username for the gamer whose IP address you want to get. Copy their username and paste it into PSN Resolver and then click on the Resolve button.

Step 6: Wait a few minutes for the resolver to sniff packets of data and resolves the Gamertag of that person. You will then get the person’s IP shortly after.

PS4-xresolver-ip-tracing


2. Using PS4 IP Grabber

Apart from PSN Resolver, you can also find someone’s IP address on PS4 using PS4 IP Grabber. However, note that you will have to disable your Internet Protocol v6 before using this tool.

To do that, locate the Change Network Adapter under Settings and then locate IPv6. Ensure the option is unchecked if it is selected.

disable your Internet Protocol v6 Once that’s done, go ahead and use the PS4 IP puller to grab the IP address of the gamer you are interested in.

To grab the IP address, use tools such as Lanc Remastered. You can follow the steps below to find the person’s IP using Lanc Remastered:

Step 1: Begin installing all the necessary PSN parser files such as WIN10PCAP, C++ Redistribute Package 2010, and NPcap.

Step 2: Download Lanc Remastered and extracted it from the zip file. You can use 7zip or WinRAR software.

Lanc-Installation

Step 3: Once the file is downloaded and extracted, run the LANCV2.exe file to install the Lanc Remastered software.

Step 4: If you encounter any errors during the process, consider repeating the steps using Win10pcap instead of Winpcap. Remember to choose Wi-Fi or Ethernet under Network Settings.

Step 5: Under Lanc Network Settings, find and copy the IP address.  Locate the checkbox for ARP spoofing and check it. Look for the “To” section and paste the IP address you copied earlier.

lanc ARP spoofing

Step 6: Navigate to the port address and input the PS4 port number ‘9307. The IP address of your opponent gamer will then appear.

Lanc ip details


3. Using Grabify IP Logger

The next method for finding the IP address of another gamer on PS4 is using Grabify IP Logger. With this method, you will have to find a convincing reason to share some secret link with someone (the gamer whose IP address you wish to find). Follow these steps to find someone’s IP address using Grabify IP Logger:

Step 1: Launch your PS4 and then log in to your account.

Step 2: Start a friendly chat with the person whose IP address you wish to find. The idea here is to win their trust.

Step 3: Next, find a reason to share a link with them. It could be a link for a game or anything relevant.

Step 4: Once you have the URL of the clip, paste it into Grabify to shorten it further. You can readily access Grabify IP Logger via your browser on PS4 via the Library option.

Grabify IP Logger website

Step 5: Once you have pasted the URL in Grabify, click Create URL to shorten and access the new URL.

grabify-ip-logger-generate link

Step 6: Once you have the Grabify generated URL, you can then go ahead and share it with the person whose IP address you wish to get on PS4 via chat.

PS4 via chat

Step 7: Immediately after they click on the link, you will see their IP on Grabify. If you still can’t access the IP yet, try refreshing the Grabify IP Logger page.

Grabify IP address


4. Using Command prompt

You can also use the command prompt to find someone’s IP address. As the name suggests, you will have to do a little bit of basic coding here, though it’s very simple and straightforward:

Step 1: Start by identifying the PSN username of the person whose IP address you wish to find on PS4. If you don’t have it yet, add the person as a friend.

Step 2: Next, send them a direct message asking them to join your PS4 party. The motive here is to establish a connection. You can contact them via social media, or whichever means you think will help you pass the message across in a friendly and less suspicious manner.

Step 3: After the ice breaker, press Win + R on your PC’s keyboard to launch the Run window.

Step 4: In the Run dialog, type CMD and then hit Enter to launch the command prompt console.

command prompt Win + R

Step 5: On the command prompt console, type “Netstat-an” without the quotation marks and then hit

netstat -an command

Step 6: You should see the person’s IP address in the following command line appearing under the recent TCP tag.

Pro Tip!! Note that this method requires you to connect your PS4 and PC first before you can execute the commands.


5. Inspect/ Sniff packets on your computer using Wireshark

You can also find someone’s IP address on PS4 using a sniff packet tool such as Wireshark. Follow these steps to use this peer to peer tool to find the IP address on PS4:

Step 1: Start by Downloading and installing Wireshark on your computer to sniff all packets sent to your PS4.

Downloading and installing Wireshark

Step 2: Connect your PC directly to a router and link it to your PS4 gaming console. It would help if you connected with the target gamer whose IP address you want to find; participate in competitive gameplay.

Step 3: After establishing the connection, you can go ahead and launch Wireshark and use it to inspect packets that come to your PS4 from the target person.

launch Wireshark

Step 4: After some time, Wireshark will be able to pick the person’s IP from among the packets that trickle in from the other gamer’s PS4. Just be on the lookout for the string of digits synonymous with an IP address.

Wireshark inspect packets


Reasons for pulling IPs on PS4

There are a number of reasons why someone may want to find another person’s IP on PS4. Here are some common ones:

  • To check the location of your opponent.
  • To check if the gamer on the other end is a real human or robot
  • To assess the gaming capability of a person’s PS4 console.
  • To report someone for blackmail, bullying, scamming, etc.

How to prevent your IP from being tracked on PS4

prevent your IP from being tracked on PS4

Just like you are able to pull someone’s IP address in PS4, others are also able to find your IP address on the gaming platform using those mentioned above or any other methods or tools.

However, you have the option to deter others from tracking your IP on PS4 or any other platform. To do that, you can use the following options:

  • Use a VPN: you can hide your IP using a VPN. That way, anyone who tries to find your IP on PS4 cannot get your true IP address.
  • Use proxy: Web proxies work pretty much like VPNs. They, too, will hide your IP address so that no one can find it, even with third-party tools.
  • Use Tor browser: Tor is known to channel user traffic via an alternative IP address. That way, your true IP address is concealed.

How to find your IP address on PS4

In case you were wondering, it’s possible to find the IP address associated with your PS4 console. To do that, proceed as follows:

Step 1: On the PS4 home screen, click the ‘Play Station Logo’ button at the center of the controller, and then, from the menu options, select

Step 2: On the Settings Window, select Network > View Connection Status.

Step 3: You should be able to see your IP address


FAQs

Q. Is it illegal to pull someone’s IP on PS4?

An IP address is public data displayed on every connected computer. Therefore it is not an offense to find out one’s IP without consent. However, it is unethical and illegal to use the IP address of someone to perpetrate cybercrime.

Q. Can you prevent your IP from being tracked on PS4?

While gaming, PS4 consoles communicate with each other by sharing user data, including IP addresses. This means that any interested party will be able to find your IP address on PS. However, you can use a VPN or proxy while gaming to access the web using a fake IP address. Your true IP will then be concealed.


Conclusion

It is very simple to find someone’s IP address on PS4 if you have the right tools. In this post, we have discussed all the methods you can use to get the task done in a few easy steps. Compare and contrast the methods to find what works best for you. With that being said, we wrap up this post.