How to find the physical location of an IP address

Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope

This page is for someone looking to find the general location for a known IP address, and not for finding the IP address of another computer. For help determining an IP address, see: How to determine the IP address of a computer or website.

IP address

Several online services can display an IP address and the associated city, state, or country. Additionally, these services can display this information for any other IP address entered into the site. Often, this information is associated with where the ISP (Internet service provider) is located and not the exact location of the computer with that IP address. Below are examples of websites capable of displaying IP geo information.

I want to find the exact physical address of an IP

There is no method of associating an exact physical geographical address or the computer associated with an IP address available to an end-user. If you need to report abuse by a person behind an IP address, contact local authorities or the ISP who's in control of that IP address.

Realize that an IP address could be spoofed, stolen, or behind a proxy and using its IP address. If it's behind a proxy, you may also be able to report abuse to the proxy service and they can track down the real IP address.