How do I determine the physical location of an IP address?
Note: This document is for someone looking to find the general location for a known IP address and not for finding the IP address of another computer.
There are several online services that display your IP address as well as the city, state, or country associated with it. 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 is located and not the exact location of the computer with that IP address.
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'd like to report abuse by a person behind an IP address, contact local authorities or the ISP who is in control of that IP address.
Keep in mind 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 may be able to track down the real IP address.
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