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How To Trace Someone’s Location While Chatting On Social Media

Have you ever been in a situation where you are keen to know the location of someone who is your friend, relative, colleague or whomsoever? I am sure, you must have through those curious moments where you badly need to confirm (if ‘know’ is not the right term) the location of someone.

Many approaches can be used to find one’s location while chatting on social sites Facebook, WhatsApp, Google+ or any other places such as, by email, chatting through anonymous chatting website Omegle, etc. Today, team Techiax will share one of the methods to trace geo-location of someone using netstat (network statistics) command.

netstat is a command-line network utility tool that displays network connections for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) both inbound and outbound routing tables, and a network protocol statistics etc. It is available on Unix-like operating systems including OS X, Linux, Solaris, and BSD, and is available on Windows NT-based operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. With a parameter –an, not going much into the subject, displays active TCP connections; addresses and port numbers expressed.

Simple steps to locate someone’s geo-location, by find finding IP address and tracing it, are as follows:-

1.         Make sure that all other apps and background process using the internet are stopped. Go to Task Manager (Alt+Ctrl+Del) to confirm that the network is not used by any other processes or applications.

2.         Start chatting with the one whose IP address we are seeking.

3.         Now press Win+R of your keyboard for “Run” window and then type cmd and hit enter.

4.         Now in the command prompt that appears type netstat -an and hit enter. (netstat space -an)

5.         Note down the IP address of the person from the results.

6.         There are many websites that offer free IP tracing services like http://www.iptrackeronline.com/             and     http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/

7.         Carry out tracing procedures by entering the IP address that you have found out using netstat –an command.

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23 August 2017 at 06:15

did know you could of did this thanks for the info