PS4 IP Logger: Everything You Should Know in 2024

Key Takeaways
  • IP logging on PS4 is achievable by setting it up correctly, which involves routing the Internet through a Windows device connected to the PS4 with Ethernet cables.
  • Common IP logging tools for PS4 include Octosniff, Lanc Remastered PCPS, xResolver, and Grabify, each offering unique features and varying ease of use.
  • Although IP logging is legal in many areas, it can invade privacy, so it's recommended to use it solely for educational purposes.

We’ve all seen the memes where some Internet troll proceeds to undermine another person on the Internet and the victim then responds with the troll’s IP address, which shuts the troll up for good. The act of retrieving another person’s IP address is known as IP logging. The memes may make it out to be quite funny, but it has far more disturbing implications

Although you might expect these types of exchanges on video games on PC, you’ll be surprised to know that IP logging can also happen when gaming on the PS4. And if a player decides to reply with your IP address just because you made a snide remark about how he missed an easy kill, there’s no other comeback other than responding in the same manner.

But how does one IP log, especially on a PS4? Let’s find out.

IP logging is entirely possible on the PS4 with the right tools and configurations

What is an IP Logger?

While IP logging is legal in most states and countries, that doesn’t mean that it’s totally fine to do it. An IP address can be used to triangulate someone’s home address without their consent, which is a direct invasion of their privacy and illegal. Appuals does not condone this behavior and the following content is strictly for educational purposes.

An IP logger is a tool that can be used to retrieve the IP address of a person using the Internet. IP loggers are commonly used in website development where you need to verify the region of the person browsing your website e.g. when you’re trying to browse Amazon, it will automatically redirect you to your region based off your IP address, so that can get the accurate price and shipping charges.

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Setting Up your PS4 for IP Logging

Since the PS4 has limited capabilities when it comes to tasks other than gaming, for most IP loggers, you’ll need to set up your PS4 in a particular manner. Don’t worry, you won’t have to jailbreak your PS4. Therefore, before you can begin IP logging on the PS4, you’ll need 2 things:

↪ Requirements

  1. A Windows desktop or laptop device
  2. 2 Ethernet cables.
  3. A USBtoRJ45 adapter (optional; only if your Windows device does not have 2 Ethernet ports).

Once you have the following components, you’ll need to route your Internet through the Windows device to your PS4. Here’s how you can do this:

↪ Setup Process

  1. Use one of the Ethernet cables to establish a connection between your Windows device and router.
  2. Next, use the other Ethernet cable and join your Windows device and PS4. (Use the USB-to-RJ45 adapter if your Windows device does not possess a second Ethernet port). Power on your PS4 when you’re done connecting the Ethernet cable.
  3. Now, on your Windows device, open up the Control Panel.
    Open up the “Control Panel” using the “Search” feature
  4. On the Control Panel, click on the View network status and tasks option under the Network and Internet section.
    Choose the “View network status and tasks” option
  5. Then, from the sidebar, click on the Change adapter options.
    Choose the “Change adapter settings” options
  6. On the window that appears, will be a list of all the connections that are active, or were active at some point (inactive connections will have a red cross under them). Only 2 connections should be active, so rightclick on the Ethernet option and click on Properties. Make sure that the Ethernet option you select has Network written under Ethernet.
    Right-click and select “Properties” on the Ethernet labelled “Network”
  7. In the Properties menu, navigate to the Sharing tab. Put a check in the Allow other users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection checkbox. Use the Home networking connection drop-down menu to select the other (PS4’s) Ethernet option.
    Put a check on the checkbox and make sure that you select the Ethernet connected to the PS4
  8. Once done, click on OK to save your settings and exit.
    Click on “OK” to save your changes
  9. Now, on the dashboard of your PS4, navigate to Settings (briefcase icon).
    Open up the Settings
  10. Now you need to access the Network settings.
    Accessing the Network settings
    Select “Network”
  11. Choose the Set Up Internet Connection. Make sure that the Connect to the Internet checkbox has a check on it.
    Setting up your Internet Connection
    Select “Set Up Internet Connection”
  12. From the 2 options, choose Use a LAN Cable.
    Choose the “Use a LAN Cable” option
  13. Select the Easy method on the next menu.
    Use the “Easy” setup method
  14. The PS4 will automatically setup the Internet connection. .Finally, your PS4 is setup for IP logging.
    After the Internet connection has been setup, you can test it to see if it’s functioning properly
You can also use Wi-Fi in place of a wired Ethernet connection when trying to establish a connection between your Windows device and router. You still need to connect your Windows device and PS4 with an Ethernet cable for this to work.

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Best IP Loggers for the PS4

These are some of the easiest IP loggers to obtain another user’s IP address on the PS4:

1. Octosniff

Octosniff is easy to use and gets the job done quickly and efficiently | Octosniff

Octosniff is probably the best IP logger available for PC, Xbox and PlayStation. A user friendly interface, the ability to identify individual packets and where they’re originating from, along with an exclusive feature that allows the AI within the program to identify the PS4 username behind the packet being transmitted.

Octosniff comes with detailed instructions on how to install and set up the app so you can always consult the instructions if you get stuck. There’s also a frequently active Discord server where you can ask any questions about the features available on the app. The only downside to Octosniff is that its paid, but its a one-time fee.

2. Lanc Remastered PCPS

Lanc Remastered PCPS is the best free IP logger | Lanc Remastered PCPS

Lanc Remastered PCPS is the freemium counterpart of Octosniff. With nearly the same features, Lanc should be the best option for you if you don’t want to pay for Octosniff. It also has a free Gamertag Resolver where you can search for any player based on their gametag, although this might be a bit hit-or-miss since the database of players is compiled based on user information.

Lanc Remastered offers premium features at a decent price, which you probably won’t need. It’s basic app is more than enough and the website offers a comprehensive and detailed setup guide and instructions along with all the various tools their app endorses. They also have a mobile app, although it has limited functionality.

3. xResolver

xResolver can be somewhat reliable when trying to grab IPs

Another simple search tool that also offers various paid Octosniff add-ons, xResolver is another user-compiled database where you can try and search any PlayStation player’s username and try to grab their IP address. xResolver is free to use and pretty reliable in most cases.

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4. Grabify

Grabify is an IP logger that requires the user that you’re targeting to click on a shortened link. Unlike the typical spam shortened link, this link won’t be spam; it will direct the user to the original link without any delays. Using Grabify is really easy; just follow the steps below:

  1. First, copy the link of any webpage.
  2. Next, open up the Grabify website and paste the link on the search bar present at the front. Click on Create URL.
    Click “Create URL” after pasting the link
  3. Click on I Agree and Create URL on the menu that pops up.
    Click on “I Agree and Create URL”
  4. Once the page loads, select the Copy button to copy the shortened URL and send it to the player whose IP you want to grab.
    Copy the shortened URL and send it to someone
  5. Keep refreshing the page to see if they’ve opened the link. If they have, you’ll see their IP and other relevant info.
    If they’ve clicked on the link, you’ll be able to see their IP after refreshing the page

IP Addresses and Internet Privacy

Today, IP addresses are considered, according to most laws, public information. The fact that tools like those mentioned above exist, and that most websites have access to your IP, make it more than true enough. As we mentioned earlier, websites like Amazon will access your IP to designate the proper region to you.

Similarly, a subscription service like Netflix, infamous for the varying content in different regions, checks your IP for your region and the content you’ll be able to access. What about using VPNs to bypass those restrictions? Well, a VPN may trick these websites but it depends on the type of VPN you’re using; a paid and premium one like NordVPN could work, while the random free VPN you downloaded may not.

Nord VPN is one of the best VPN services available

Your ISP, naturally, is aware of your IP address. Even while using a VPN, they’ll see the IP address the VPN is using. However, any data you browse or view will show not up on your ISP’s database, provided that you use a good VPN. Incognito mode, contrary to popular belief, will not mask your IP at all provides limited privacy, if any at all.

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IP addresses, even if they’re considered public information by the law, still contain sensitive information. Therefore, tools like these still these lies in a moral grey area. Naturally, if you’re using them for educational purposes that’s fine, but make sure you limit yourself to that. As the popular saying goes: “Just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should”.


What is IP logging?

IP logging is the act of extracting the IP address of any person on the Internet. This can be done with a variety of both free and paid tools available on the Internet.

Is IP logging possible on the PS4?

Yes, IP logging is entirely possible on the PS4 provided that you set it up and configure it properly. You don’t need to jailbreak your PS4 for this.

Is IP logging illegal?

IP logging is not illegal, as according to most laws, IP addresses are considered public information. However, that doesn’t mean that you should do it continuously as it still lies in a moral grey area, since IP addresses can be used to extract more sensitive information like your home address, which is an invasion of privacy. Therefore, limit yourself to educational purposes when performing this activity.


Farhan Ali

Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.