HowTo: Display/find out the IP address of the devices in the network

Especially if you are a bit more concerned with the Internet, network or your own SmartHome, sooner or later you will face the problem of finding out the IP addresses of individual devices in the network.

Two easy ways to find out about the devices-ip-adresse are described in the following article.

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Display IP addresses with the program “Advanced IP Scanner”

If you have access to a Windows machine that is also logged into the network whose network participants (and their IP addresses) you want to determine, you can do so with the free software “Advanced IP Scanner”. These can be downloaded at https://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/.
How to download and install programs is described in the articles Downloads / Uploads – How to get the data out of the internet and get rid of it and install programs.

After downloading, installing and launching the program, you should have this view in front of you. There you can now click on “Scan”. This scans the IP address space, including your computer. If you want to scan another address space, you can set this in the upper text line.
After scanning is complete, all network participants will be listed in a list. Here you can see from each device in the network the IP address, the domain name, the MAC address and information about the manufacturer.
If you still want to have more information about a particular device, you can click on the arrow next to the device. There you will then see open ports and network services offered there.

Show IP addresses with the app “Fing”

Of course, what works on the Windows computer also works on the smartphone. The app “Fing” is very useful for that. In principle, this is exactly the same as the “Advanced IP Scanner”. Download the app “Fing” and install it. After you have started it, your network in which you are logged in will be scanned automatically.

The resulting list contains all network participants and their data such as IP address, MAC address, domain name and manufacturer information.
If you click on one of the network participants found, you will be directed to a detailed view with additional functions. There you can – as with the Advanced IP Scanner also – scan the services, ping the network attendee (So test the response time), track the network route and send a MagicPaket to wake up this network participant from the Stanby (if this is configured for WOL).
View of the ping function.
View of the feature that shows you the network services offered by a network participant.

I hope everything worked as described. If not or you have any other questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comments. Also, ideas for new projects are always welcome. 🙂

Fab

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