Scanning local network for all IP Addresses

Scanning local network for all IP Addresses

You need the IP address of a device on your local network and you don’t know what to do. Follow this tutorial to find out all IP addresses on your local network.

Hardware needed:
  • A computer connected to your local network
  • Keyboard and mouse

Method 1 (Windows computers)

  1. Open CMD/terminal
  2. Type ipconfig
  3. The IP of your computer should be the output that reads 192.168.X.X (X are variable. I.e 192.168.0.5)
  4. Broadcast ping ping 192.168.x.255 i.e( 192.168.0.255)
  5. After 10 secs or so, if the ping has not stopped, stop it with CONTROL + C.
  6. Run arp -a to see all devices.

Method 2 (Mac/Linux computers)

  1. Open terminal
  2. Write ifconfig
  3. The IP of your computer should be the output that reads 192.168.X1.X2 (X are variables. i.e 192.168.0.5, X1 here is 0, X2 is 5)
  4. Broadcast ping ping -b 192.168.x.255 i.e ( 192.168.0.255)
  5. After 10 secs or so, if the ping has not stopped, stop it with CONTROL + C.
  6. Run arp -a to see all devices.

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