How to Trace a Skype Phone

Skype is a software program that allows you to make and receive calls over a high-speed Internet connection. Skype connects to the IP address of the person you want to talk with. From time to time, you may want to trace a Skype phone call from a caller that you do not know or from someone that sends you inappropriate messages. You can use Command Prompt to discover that individual's IP address. Then, you can use the IP address to trace the person.

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Skype also lets you use video chat.

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Log on your computer as an administrator and enter your password.

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Click “Start” and “Search.” Type “cmd” (without quotes) in the search box.

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Press “Enter.” Wait for the Command Prompt window to appear.

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Click “Start,” “All Programs” and “Skype.”

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Select “Contacts” and click the contact that placed the call to you.

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Click “Call.” If the person does not answer, try again another time. The person must accept the call for you to get the IP address.

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Go to the Command Prompt window once the person accepts your call. Type “netstat-nb” and press “Enter.”

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Locate “Skype” on the list of running programs. Write down the number next to it. This is your Skype contact’s IP address.

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Trace the IP address on a website that allows you to look up IP address information such as Web IP Address, IP Address and Network Tools, among others. See the Resources section for links to several of these websites.

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Enter the person’s IP address. Wait for information about the person to be displayed, including location and the Internet Service Provider.