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09 November 2009

How to Track Someone’s IP Address Through LOL

How often do you play League of Legends (LOL)? Would you want to track your opponent’s IP address to know their specific location? How to find someone’s IP address on LOL. Here are some methods you can use

LOL is the short form for the game League of Legends. It is an online battle arena video game for multiple players. It is a free-to-play game, but you have to purchase the character customization. It is highly compatible with Windows and macOS, accessible, has great character designs and production value. It also has exciting gameplay and character stories. Here are some methods you can use to find someone’s IP address on LOL.

Top 4 Tricks To Get Someone’s IP Address on LOL

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1) The Netstat Comand

Step 1: First, you need to add the person you want to track as your game friend. Invite him or her to join the game.

LOL Invite

Step 2: When you are in the game, quickly launch “Command Prompt”. Click WIN + R and type CMD on the command prompt dialog.

windows 10 run cmd

Step 3: On the command prompt dialog box, type “netstat-an”. This is a network connection view command that detects the IP of other devices that are currently connected to your computer.

netstat-an command

Step 4: You can check the PID (Person Identification Number) of LOL in the task manager. Check the IP addresses connected to it.


Step 5: A lot of IP addresses will be displayed, and you will need to check them one by one as the player’s ID is not normally shown directly. Return to your active game.

netstat-an ip details

2) Cain and Abel View

Step 1: Download and install the Cain and Abel view software; it will take a few minutes. You will need to disable the firewall and other restrictions that may hinder its installation.

cain and abel view installation

Step 2: Open the software, click on the sniffer tab. You will see the IP address part, Mac Address, OUI fingerprint, and hostname.

cain and abel view software

Step 3: Click on the “start or stop sniffer” icon and leave all the boxes unchecked on the dialog that comes up and click OK. It will scan for everything, and you will see all devices connected to your network. This includes all the devices you are actively using on your network.

start or stop sniffer

Step 4: Click on APR and click on the blue cross icon on the top menu bar. Click on the specific device on which your LOL game is on. On the dialog box, it will show all the devices connected. Click it and confirm using OK. Click on the yellow icon on the menu bar above to see all the game servers.

APR and click on the blue cross icon

Step 5: You will be able to see all the people in your game lobby. They are the players in your game, and it always shows full routing or half routing. The person with the most packets is the host of the game lobby.

full routing or half routing

Step 6: You can pick any IP address and try to track it.

cain and abel view ip details

3) Wireshark

Wireshark is software that you can use to find the IP address of your target player in League of Legends. It analyses traffic between hosts on a network easily. You can use it to pull IP addresses on LOL to know who you are playing with.

Step 1: Download and install the Wireshark software. Choose the suitable one according to your system. The installation process will take a few minutes. To use it, ensure Wireshark is running on another window.

Install Wireshark

Step 2: The next screen will provide an IP logger link for collecting and viewing statistics. Click and copy the “viewing statistics” link.

Wireshark viewing statistics

Step 3: Open the LOL game, and wait for your target player to join the game. It will then display the IP address and location of the other player.

LOL Invite

Step 4: Open the Wireshark website. On the search bar at the top, enter the IP address, and press enter to get the results.

Wireshark search bar

Step 5: Once you get the IP address, you can use other tools to check the specific location of the other LOL player.

Wireshark ip tracker

4) Use a Short Link

You can use links to capture the other party’s IP address. Hence, you can make a short link and send it through the chatbox to the other player in LOL. When the link is clicked, you can identify the IP address and location of the other person through the clicked link. However, if someone is using a VPN, it can be hard to find their real location.

Step 1: Create a disguisable link like Google Drive or Dropbox. However, don’t use your official account, instead create a new one for this purpose. Upload any non-sensitive file and create a shareable link through that. You can also use a video link or any other media link.

Create a disguisable link

Step 2: Navigate to the IP logger website and paste the shareable link into the “URL and image shortener field”. Then, get the IP logger code.

iplogger homepage

iplogger to produce short links

iplogger short link foramtion

Step 3: The next window will provide an IP logger link to use for collecting statistics and viewing statistics. Copy the viewing statistics link that you will use to track the IP address and location.

Step 4: Use a shortening service to change the URL. You can use Bitly to create a URL. You must first create an account, paste the link there, and it will change automatically.


Step 5: Open your game, wait for the other player to come in, and paste the link in the chatbox. When the opponent clicks, you will access their IP address.

iplogger ip tracking

Location just by IP address

After you have gotten the specific IP address using the above methods, you can use the open tracker online tool to get more details. It provides the specific IP address, city, country name, life expectancy, average income, time zone, subcontinent, county code, geo-targeting, Internet service provider, and much more. Hence, you can get more information about the specific location of the person.

open tracker online tool

No illegal Operation

No illegal Operation

All these methods are good to ensure that you track the IP addresses. However, be cautious and don’t use them for any illegal operations. An IP address allows you to get the location of a person, and hence, you can easily use that for illegal purposes. When tracking someone’s IP In a game, don’t do it with illegal intent. Only track your opponent’s IP address if you are suspicious of something. However, it is not such a great practice.

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Riot Games provides servers to host various aspects of League of Legends . These include but are not limited to logins, games, chat, the RP Store, the in-game shop, etc.


  • 1 Riot Games Servers
  • 2 Garena Southeast Asia
  • 3 Tencent China server
  • 4 Transferring to another server
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References

Riot Games Servers [ ]

To help solve the problems of high latency caused by long distances and to avoid language barrier issues, Riot Games hosts multiple servers around the world.

There is a single server that are not run by Riot. The Chinese servers are run by Tencent, Riot’s parent company.

GameSpot Expert Reviews

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Garena Southeast Asia [ ]

Main Article: Garena

Garena is a consumer Internet platform provider based in Asia that used to handle League of Legends (ergo Teamfight Tactics PC) publishing in the region.

Each server had its own headquarters and its own pricing for champions, skins, bundles etc. Previously, server transfer was not available to and from this region.

  • Indonesian (ID) server had had shut down on May 16th, 2019, 12:01am WIB (GMT +7) [7] , with the player base to be transferred to the Singapore and Malaysia (SG) server. After the server closure, players could still transfer their accounts. However, only those who have transferred their accounts before the server closure would receive rewards.
  • In January 2023, Riot Games ended its contract with Garena. The publishing rights for both League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics in the region have been transferred back to the former. Riot Games partnered with VNG and Taiwan Mobile for the Vietnamese and Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao regions respectively due to certain laws [8] .

Tencent China server [ ]

The People’s Republic of China (CN) established servers since 2011 by Tencent Game; totaling 29 servers, with 19 hosted by China Telecom and 7 hosted by China Unicom. Players can join servers hosted by a different Internet Service Provider but will encounter more network problems such as higher lag. Each of these servers houses up to 650,000 players, but some are dedicated to different skill levels. Languages include Mandarin Chinese and Simplified Mandarin Chinese.

Full Network Area (No network restriction)

1. 男爵领域 (Baron Zone)
2. 教育网专区 (CERNET Server)

This server is meant for players using CERNET, which is used by some universities in China. Player (Mostly university students) will have a lower latency than other server while using CERNET

3. 峡谷之巅 (Super Zone) [literally translated as “Summit of the Valley/Rift”]

This server is meant to scout potential players for LDL and LPL. [9] Entry requires Solo/Duo Diamond I and above in another server, accounts are raised to level 30, awarded Blue Essence for the required champion pool for ranked. Settlement date is the last day of the calendar month, new players will start counting the next month. On the settlement date, a player is removed if their recorded monthly games do not total at least 24 (18 games in July), if they are the lowest ranked player, or no player is at least Diamond I.

China Telecom (电信)

  1. 艾欧尼亚 (Ionia)
  2. 祖安 (Zaun)
  3. 诺克萨斯 (Noxus 1)
  4. 班德尔城 (Bandle City)
  5. 皮尔特沃夫 (Piltover)
  6. 战争学院 (the Institute of War)
  7. 巨神峰 (Mount Targon)
  8. 雷瑟守备 (Noxus 2)
  9. 裁决之地 (the Proving Grounds)
  10. 黑色玫瑰 (the Black Rose)
  11. 暗影岛 (Shadow Isles)
  12. 钢铁烈阳 (the Iron Solari)
  13. 水晶之痕 (Crystal Scar)
  14. 均衡教派 (the Kinkou Order)
  15. 影流 (the Shadow Order)
  16. 守望之海 (Guardian’s Sea)
  17. 征服之海 (Conqueror’s Sea)
  18. 卡拉曼达 (Kalamanda)
  19. 皮城警备 (Piltover Wardens)

China Netcom (网通)

  1. 比尔吉沃特 (Bilgewater)
  2. 德玛西亚 (Demacia)
  3. 弗雷尔卓德 (Freljord)
  4. 无畏先锋 (House Crownguard)
  5. 恕瑞玛 (Shurima)
  6. 扭曲丛林 (Twisted Treeline)
  7. 巨龙之巢 (the Dragon Camp)

Transferring to another server [ ]

When creating a game account, the player must choose a server to use, which is usually the server to which their country belongs. Once created, the account belongs solely to the server in which was created, with the login credentials being invalid for other servers.

In order to play with the same account in another server, a transfer can be purchased in the Riot Store.

Generally, transfers to other servers hosted by Riot will cost 2600 . RU, TR, BR, LAN and LAS servers do not have transfers to some other servers. Some servers do not have transferability: KR game accounts require national ID credentials, while CN is hosted by a third-party company.

Until March 1, 2023, transfers to the new Southeast Asian (SEA) servers — PH2, SG2, TW2, TH2, and VN2 — will only cost 1 . After which the transfer cost will revert back to its original price. Transfers, however, from the mentioned servers are temporarily disabled to give the new servers’ population time to stabilize. [10]

As of September 21, 2023, transfers from the SEA servers have now been enabled. Transfer availability in certain regions, however, may vary.