How to use Angry IP Scanner

Angry IP Scanner is a perfect tool for scanning bunch of IP addresses and ports. So we can say that Angry IP Scanner is an essential tool for a network administrator and for an ethical hacker who has just started with ethical hacking as they often find themselves in a situation where they need to scan a bunch of IP addresses and ports.

You can use Angry IP Scanner to scan your network quickly or you can even use it to find the IP address of your devices even if you are not a network administrator or an ethical hacker. Angry IP Scanner has some other uses as well. For example, you can use this tool to troubleshoot IP issues and also for finding open ports.

Therefore in this article, we will show you how to use Angry IP Scanner properly so that you can utilize all the advantages of this tool.

What is Angry IP Scanner

Before moving into the main section of the article where we will show you the proper way to utilize Angry IP scanner tool to scan host we would like to explain to you what Angry IP scanner actually is.

So Angry IP Scanner is basically a free, light-weight, cross-platform, and open source tool to scan networks. This tool helps you to scan a wide range of IP addresses and even helps you to find live hosts, open ports, and other relevant information of each and every IP address.

Now as we have explained you the actual work of Angry IP Scanner now let us move into the next segment of the article.

How to configure Angry IP Scanner before Scanning IP Addresses and Hosts

Basically, it is very easy to configure the Angry IP Scanner, so we hope that you will be able to execute these steps very easily. Follow the steps given below in order to configure this tool before trying to Scan IP Addresses and Hosts.

  1. First and foremost you have to download the Angry IP Scanner tool and eventually install this tool on your PC. The installation process is the same as the installation of any other software on your Windows PC.
  2. After installing the software. You have to open the application by searching for it in the “Start” Menu. As you will open the application, you will notice that the home screen of the application is pretty simple and straightforward.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
     Note: You will notice that Angry IP Scanner will automatically enter your local IP address range and your computer name as the hostname. (Refer to the picture given below for better understanding)
                                                angry Ip scanner
  3. In this step, you have to select the type of IP Address scanning that you want to perform. You can effortlessly select the IP Address scanning mode from the drop-down menu next to the IP address field.                                                                                                                                                   
     Note: Angry IP Scanner allows you to scan IP Addresses in three different ways. The three different ways include the range you specified, a random IP address or a list of IP addresses from a text file.
                                   angry ip Scanner
  4. After selecting an appropriate scanning mode, you can add more fetchers to the tool for getting more information about the IP Addresses as you can see from the above images that initially this tool contains only few default fetchers like Ping, Hostname, and Ports.                                                                                                                                                                             So in order to add fetchers separately first, you have to select the “Tools” menu and finally click on the “Fetchers” option. You can even add fetchers directly by pressing Ctrl + Shift +O simultaneously on your keyboard.                                         angry ip scanner select fetchers
  5.  As soon as you click on the “Fetchers,” you will be directed to a new window where you will see two sections one for the already present fetchers while in the other section you will find all the available fetchers. In the left pane you will see all the already included fetchers, and in the right pane, you will notice all the available fetchers.                                                                                                                                                                         In order to add a new fetcher from the right to left pane, you have to select an appropriate fetcher on the right pane and then click on the button that looks like “Less than” sign.                                                                                                             angry ip scanner add fetchers
  6. In this step in order to perform a port scan, you have to configure this tool by navigating to the “Tools” menu and then finally clicking on the “Preferences” option.

Once you enter the “Preferences” window navigate to the “Ports” tab and enter the ports you want to scan in the “Ports Selection” field and press on the “OK’ button.

Note: Angry IP Scanner will only inform you whether the ports are open or not. This tool will not list the individual ports that are open. So often you have to scan the ports by configuring this application.

angry ip scanner enter port numbers

After executing the previous step, you will be able to proceed to the main scanning part as you have completed configuring the Angry IP Scanner.

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How to Scan IP Addresses and Hosts using Angry IP Scanner

1. Firstly you have to set the scanning mode to “IP Range,” and then enter the IP address range in the “IP address” fields. Finally, click on the “Start” button after entering the IP address range in the “IP address” fields

angry ip scanner start scan

2. The scanning may take some time to complete depending on the number of addresses in the range. Once the scanning is done, this application will show you the summary of the scan. After analyzing the result, you can just click on the “Close” button to continue.

Note: The scanning result will include the number of hosts that are alive and also the number of hosts that have open ports.

angry ip scanner scan complete summery

3. After closing the “Scan Statistics” window, you will be able to see all the IP Addresses along with additional details in the respective fetcher columns.

Note: You will notice three different colored dots next to the IP Addresses. Each color has a particular significance which is defined below.
  • Red color dot signifies that the IP address is inactive, dead or there is no device connected to this IP address.
  • Blue color dot signifies that the IP address is active, or some device is connected to the IP address but not responding to the requests sent by Angry IP Scanner.
  • The Green dot signifies that the IP address is active, and the device connected to it is responding to the requests made by Angry IP Scanner.

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4. Now you can see all the details that Angry IP Scanner has gathered by simply double-clicking on any of the IP Address. All the details about the IP Address will be displayed in the “IP Address detail” window.

Note: If you want you can also add your comments in the blank field at the bottom of the window.

angry ip scanner ip address details

5. After viewing all the IP Address details if you want you can easily copy all the details of an IP address. So for copying all the details you need to right-click on the IP address and select the option “Copy details.” By selecting the “Copy details” option, you will be able to copy the information from all the fetchers.

angry ip scanner select copy details

6. If you want you can perform a range of different activities like opening the IP address in a web browser, FTP client, trace routing, etc. apart from only copying the details of an IP address. So in order to traceroute an IP address, you need to right-click on the target IP Address and then hover your mouse pointer over the “Open” option and finally click on the “Traceroute” option.

angry ip scanner select traceroute

How to save the result after scanning the IP Address

In this section, we will show you how to save the scanned result after completing the scanning process successfully.

1. In order to save the scan result, you have to select the “Scan” option and finally click on the “Export all” option.

angry ip scanner select export all

2. Once you click on the “Export all” option, you will have to enter the name of the file, select the destination and then finally click on the “Save” button to save the scanning results as a text file.

angry ip scanner file name

3. Now you can add the already scanned IP Address to the favorite section of the Angry IP Scanner so that you can retrieve the IP Address easily if you require them in the future.

So to add an IP Address or IP an Ip Address range to the favorite section, you need to select the “Favourite” menu and then click on the “Add current” option.

angry ip scanner select add current

4. After clicking on the “Add current” option a pop-up window will appear where you have to enter the name of your new favorite IP Address and finally click on the “OK” button.

angry ip scanner enter favorite name

After executing the previous step, your selected IP Address will be permanently stored in the favorite section of the software. So if required in the future you can easily visit the favorite section and select the desired IP Address.

Conclusion

After going through the entire article, you will understand that Angry IP Scanner is a simple yet handy tool when you quickly want to scan a wide range of IP addresses and ports.

Another exciting feature of this tool is that it doesn’t have any complicated settings and hence you can efficiently operate the Angry IP Scanner. Once you get comfortable with the application, you can easily customize its options so that you can get more optimal and focused results.

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