How to Find a User Name From the IP Address
By Jason Gabriel
On any standard TCP/IP computer network, each member computer is assigned an IP address. IP addresses identify each computer on a network, and they also
establish where each computer is within the network. IP addresses are absolutely
integral parts of TCP/IP Internet networks; network protocols cannot properly
function without proper, working IP addresses. On some networks, one can
identify an IP address's network login information via the IP address itself.
Note that the method explored in this article might not work on some networks.
Open up the "Start" menu.
Click on "Run."
Enter "Command" (minus the quotation marks) and press "OK." This will open up
the command prompt window.
Type "nbtstat --a ip" (minus the quotation marks); replace "ip" with the IP
address that you're attempting to identify. Press Enter.
Write down the output; this will be the machine name that corresponds to the
Type "net view /domain:ad > c:\ip\ip.txt" (minus the quotation marks) and
press Enter; replace c:\ with a different drive letter if c:\ is not your hard
Find "ip.txt" in c:\ip (or in whichever drive you placed the folder). Open the
Find, in ip.txt, (the machine name you determined in Step 4). The corresponding
user name will be next to the machine name.
Jason Gabriel is a technical writer with a graduate degree from the University of Alabama. His work has been recognized and published by universities, businesses and the government. Gabriel was the winner of the Arizona Statehood Writing Contest.