Have you ever wondered why the IP address is pivotal to your PS4? Did you know that someone can get your IP address on a PS4? No doubt, this article will show you how to do that.
PS4 is increasingly becoming a sought-after gaming platform that offers myriads of games. Whether FIFA, Sonic Mania, or Battlefield, there is much in store for you on PS4. You also stream YouTube videos, social media like Facebook, or watch a movie. Isn’t that fantastic?
For you to operate all these programs and game consoles, PS has assigned you a Gamertag assigned a specific IP address. You can easily identify your IP address, but finding the address of other fellow gamers can be hard. However, you can still track them. At some point in this article, you will learn to track such people.
Use Gamertag IP Puller
If you work by the idea of PSN Resolver, you can convert a PS player Gamertag to their IP and track an anonymous player. Below are the steps to track a PS4 gamer's IP using PSN?
Step 1: Determine your target's username by clicking on their profile or find them in the ‘people' option.
Step 2: If the person is not your friend, click the ‘follow' icon to befriend them
Step 3: Invite your victim to a party where you can share a gaming session. For you to do so:
- Select that guy and other friends to join your party from the ‘friends' icon.
- Choose your victim in the ‘play together' mode when you have your party formed.
Step 4: Switch to your phone or PC, or use the Internet browser found in your PS4 to open a PSN Resolver tab.
Step 5: After the PSN Resolver tab is open, scroll your computer downwards to identify the PSN username spacebar.
Step 6: Paste or type your target's PSN username and press the resolve button
Step 7: Since you are sharing a gaming session, wait for the system to sniff packets of data and resolve the Gamertag of that individual. There, you will have the person IP in a few minutes.
Use PS4 IP Grabber
Before embarking on an IP finder, you need to deactivate the Internet Protocol v6. You can only execute this function by opening a network and internet option found in the settings menu.
- Then, locate the ‘change network adapter' and identify the IPV6 option.
- If the option is ticked, uncheck it.
- Use IP puller to pull IPs on PS4.
Now you should be ready to pull some IPs on your PS4. Always realize that the first thing to do is to identify your PS4 IP. In this case, you can use a site like Lanc Remastered, and more options. When it comes to Lanc Remastered, do the following:
Step 3: Run the Lanc software by tapping on the LANCV2.exe. The system will then load its site. If you receive an error, you can repeat the process using the win10pcap instead of the winpcap.
Step 4: Choose the network to use; it can be WIFI or Ethernet.
Step 5: Find your IP through the network settings in the Settings option. Then, record or copy your IP here.
Step 6: Find and tick the ARP spoofing menu and paste your IP address in the ‘TO' section.
Step 7: Navigate to the port address and input the PS4 port number, which is 9307 (notice that the IP you want will appear on the screen).
Use a Tracking Link
You can use third-party trackers like Grabify to find your fellow gamers' IP. All you need is to convince them to click a link, and Grabify recognizes their IP. Want to try this game?
Step 1: Identify your target's PSN ID and add that person to your friend's list. That is by tapping on the ‘friends' button next to their name on the function screen.
Step 2: Start chatting with the friend using the ‘messages' icon. It would help if you started by chatting about a game you intend to send him or her soon.
Step 3: Identify the screenshot or a clip game you wish to share with the person. You can opt to share an already recorded game in the gallery or record a live game yourself. For you to record it, use a PS4 controller to double-tap the share button and wait for it to record for like fifteen minutes.
Step 4: Upload a clip or a screenshot to an URL which you can message that person. However, please do not send it right away because you need to shorten that URL in Grabify.
Step 5: In that case, open the Grabify site on your PS4 through the internet browser. You can find this browser by searching it in the library option on your PS4.
Step 6: Paste the URL in the Grabify and click ‘create URL.'
Step 7: Once the Grabify system loads, access the shortened generated URL and customize it with Grabify's given domains.
Step 10: Share that link to your friend on messages and ask them to click
Suppose the person clicks the link, then refresh your Grabify page, and their IP address will appear.
Use Command Prompt
When using a command prompt to track an IP of a PS4 server, you should establish a connection with your fellow gamers. On that note, the following are the steps to go about it.
Step 1: Identify your victim's PSN’s username and follow him. That is by adding him as a friend in the ‘friends' option.
Step 2: Establish a connection with the victim by either asking the person to join your PS4 party or direct messaging them.
Step 3: Share a gaming video link to the person on the direct message or party on PS4. By linking PS4 with social media like Twitter or Facebook, Else share the gaming link on those platforms.
Step 4: Using your PC, press the windows icon+R to execute the Run app. Then open a command panel.
Step 5: Type Netstat-an and click to execute it. In the process, ensure no other programs are running on your computer.
Step 6: Check the newest established TCP tag, which gives you the individual IP address.
Why Pull IPs ON PS4
You can do many things with the IP address of a particular person. You can opt to process much of their information, like location, and track them.
1: First and foremost, use your target's IPs to process their details further using IP Tracker, Opentracker, and others. For example, in IP-Tracker, there are technologies like IP Tracker and IP Lookup which track the person's minor details.
The same case as Opentracker where (in both sites) you paste the person's IP address and click enter. In both cases, the site extracts details like the individual's residence ISP, their phone, and other details.
2: When you have the person's details, you can report the person, especially if they were bullying, conning, blackmailing, or abusing you. Or, you can decide to block the person from your PS4 party chat or live gaming. Finally, you can report and track them using police aid.
3: By finding your target’s IP address, you can hack into their router. If the hackers have stolen your content or want to assess their browsing history, you could redirect their website to your portal. Also, that can help to scan for malware or virus poised by the individual.
1. IS Pulling IP illegal?
Nope, because there is no jurisdiction preventing IP grabbers from obtaining your IP. So, what you do with the IP doesn't matter with those IP pullers.
2. What is an IP puller?
Since you expose your IP through a web server, IP grabbers' sites extract or pull this IP from such sites. Typically, people send links which when you click them, your IP is exposed.
3. Can you Ddos on PS4
Although it is not normal to DDOS a person in gaming apps-probably because there is not much browsing here-, there are loopholes for a DDOS attack.
As you see, whether you are installing PSN or Lanc, you need first to extract all the preparatory files. Every file (as indicated above) determines how the programs you are downloading works. These sites also work on the packet sniffing principle when gaming or a chat party connection is made.
Identifying a person and their IPs is also easy because every player has a unique PS4 Gamertag. When further using sites like opentracker, you process the Gamertag IP address to more details.