How to use Angry IP Scanner – Beginners Guide.
If you are a network administrator or someone doing ethical hacking, you may need to get IP addresses from the network multiple times. Sometimes you need to look for active ports, dedicated IP addresses on the network. And one of the best tools for all this is Angry IP Scanner. Even if you are not a network administrator, you can still use Angry IP Scanner to quickly scan your network, find the IP addresses of your devices, assign static IP addresses, troubleshoot network problems, and more. So, without further ado , here is a detailed description for beginners. guide to using Angry IP Scanner.
What is Angry IP Scanner
Angry IP Scanner is a free, lightweight, open source cross-platform network scanning tool. It helps you scan a range of IP addresses to find active hosts, open ports and other important information about each IP address.
For this article, I am using the Windows 10 version of Angry IP Scanner. However, the process is the same for the Mac and Linux variants.
Note. Java must be installed on your system to run Angry IP Address Scanner.
Use Angry IP Scanner to scan hosts
It is very easy to use Angry IP Scanner to scan IP addresses and hosts. To get started, download Angry IP Scanner and install it like any other Windows software.
Once installed, open the application by searching in the Start menu. As you can see, the home screen of the app is pretty simple and straightforward. By default Angry IP Scanner enters your local IP range and your computer name as the hostname.
The advantage of Angry IP Scanner is that it allows you to scan IP addresses in three different ways. This is, in the range you specified, a random IP address or a list of IP addresses from a text file. You can easily select the scan mode from the drop-down menu next to the IP address field.
As you can see in the image above, Angry IP Scanner will only include default collectors like Ping, Hostname and Ports. However, you can add other collectors to receive and see additional information about the IP address. To do this, select Tools Assemblers.
In this window, you will see all the current collectors in the left pane and all available collectors in the right pane. To add a collector, select it in the right pane, and then click the button that looks like a Less Than sign. In my case, I added new getters like MAC address, NetBIOS info, filtered ports, and internet discovery.
Moreover, Angry IP Scanner will only tell if the ports are open or not. It will not list the individual open ports. So, if you want to perform a port scan, you need to configure the application. To do this, simply go to “Tools” and then select “Settings”.
Here go to the Ports tab and enter the ports you want to scan in the Select Ports field. As you can see, I am scanning port 80 and port 443. If you want to scan a port range, enter a port range such as “1-1000”. After you have entered the port number, click OK to save your changes.
After you finish configuring Angry IP Scanner, you can continue scanning. First, set the scan mode to IP Range, enter the IP range in the IP Address fields and then click the Start button. For example, I entered a range of IP addresses that active devices are known to be connected to.
This may take some time depending on the number of addresses in the range. Once completed, the app will show you a summary of the scan. The summary includes the number of active hosts and the number of hosts with open ports. Just click the Close button to continue.
Once you close the summary window, you will see a list of all IP addresses. You can also see additional information in the different collector columns. In case you’re wondering, here’s what the colored dots mean next to each IP address.
Red: The IP address is inactive, dead, or there is no device connected to this IP address.
Blue: The IP address is active or busy and is not responding to requests sent by Angry IP Scanner. This will usually be your own IP address.
Green: The IP is active and the device connected to it is responding to Angry IP Scanner requests. There may also be open ports.
By double clicking any IP address, Angry IP Scanner will show you all the collected data in a simple summary window. You can also add your own comments in the blank box at the bottom of the window.
You can also copy all the details of the IP address easily. To do this, right-click the IP address and select the Copy Information option. This action will copy information from all collectors. Alternatively, you can also select the IP address and press Ctrl + C.
In addition to copying the IP address information, you can also perform a number of different actions on the records. You can open the IP address in a web browser, do FTP, trace routing, etc. For example, if you want to trace the IP address, just right click on the target IP address. After that select the Open option and click Traceroute.
When you finish scanning an IP address or a range of IP addresses, you can save the scan results. To do this, select the Scan option from the menu bar. From the dropdown, click Export All.
Here, enter a file name, select a destination and click the Save button. This action will save the file as a text file.
Now, if you are going to scan this IP or range in the future, you can add it to your favorites. This eliminates the need to re-enter IP addresses each time. To do this, simply go to “Favorites” and select the “Add current” option.
Name your favorites and click OK to save your changes.
That’s all there is to it. If you ever want to scan the same IP address or range, all you have to do is select your saved IP lists from the Favorites menu.
Angry IP Scanner is a simple but very useful utility if you want to quickly scan a wide range of IP addresses and ports. It has no complicated settings and is very beginner-friendly. Once you’re comfortable with the app, you can run other network tasks like assigning static IP addresses to your devices or blocking people from accessing your Wi-Fi.
Hope it helps and leave a comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences on using Angry IP Scanner. If you have any problems or questions, please email me on Twitter.