How to Find the IP of Everyone in a Chat Room
By Keith Manning
The Internet Protocol address is a dotted-quad ID given to any device connected to the Internet. The IP address gives the user's location. If you are a chat room moderator and want to verify the locations of the chat users, you can use a command to retrieve their individual IP addresses. This can also be useful if you are helping victims of cyber-bullying or cyber-stalking within a chat room or group.
Leave the chat client open and close all other open Internet applications. Click a user in the chat room.
Click "Start" and type "Run." Click "Run" and select "Search Programs and Files."
Type ""netstat -a" into the "Run" dialogue box and click "OK." The IP address is listed between the "Established Foreign Address" tab. Repeat these steps for all users.
- This command only works if the user is not using a proxy server to hide his IP address.
Keith Manning specializes in topics related to finance, accounting, business management, technology and golf. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from North Carolina State University and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Florida. Manning also holds software and hardware certifications from Microsoft and IBM.