Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP address and port scanner which is popular amongst systems administrators. It is cross-platform and lightweight where it can be installed easily. Angry IP scanner comes without a cost. Angry IP scanner can resolve NetBIOS protocol, computer names, workgroup name, currently logged in users. Results can be exported or saved in different formats like CSV, TXT, XML, etc.
Angry IP Scanner Features
Even not a complex and detailed tool Angry IP scanner provides most of the basic features for a network scanner with easy usage.
- Provides GUI for novice and non-technical users without any extra installation.
- Angry IP scanner can scan single and multiple IP addresses, networks, internet, and hosts.
- Export scan results in different formats like Text, XML, PDF, etc.
- Banner grabbing to get more information about ports and services.
- Provides command-line usage for expert and experienced users.
- Open source and free application where there is no fee.
- Cross-platform where Windows, MacOSX, and Linux operating systems and platforms are supported.
Download and Install For Windows
Angry IP Scanner is provided as 32-bit and 64-bit installers for Windows operating systems. 64-bit is more popular than the 32-bit version.
We can download the 64-bit Angry IP Scanner from the following link and start the Angry IP Scanner file named
As we can see we do not need any installation process. The Angry IP Scanner will start automatically. Angry IP Scanner needs the Java 32-bit or 64-bit JRE or JDK installed. To install JRE or JDK look the following guide.
Download and Install For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint
Angry IP Scanner is provided for Ubuntu, Debian, Mint as
deb package from the following links.
We can download the 64-bit package from the following link with the
$ wget https://github.com/angryip/ipscan/releases/download/3.5.5/ipscan_3.5.5_amd64.deb
Now we have downloaded the package named
ipscan_3.5.5_amd64.deb. We will install with the
dpkg command like below.
$ sudo dpkg -i ipscan_3.5.5_amd64.deb
We can start the Angry IP Scanner with the command named
ipscan from shell or command line.
The angry IP scanner will provide the following GUI where we can specify different parameters easily.
Download and Install For Fedora, RedHat, CentOS
We can also download Fedora, RedHat, CentOS specific
rpm packages from the following link. Again we will use the 64-bit version of the Angry IP Scanner with the name
When we try to install with the
rpm command we may get an error like
failed dependencies: jre >= 1.7.0 is needed by ipscan-3.5.5-1.x86_64 like below.
$ sudo rpm -i ipscan-3.5.5-1.x86_64.rpm
In order to solve this problem, we have to install JRE or JDK on Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat. We will use the following command.
$ sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk.x86_64
Then we can install without a problem with the following command.
$ sudo rpm -i ipscan-3.5.5-1.x86_64.rpm
Specify IP Range and Start Scan
We can start a simple scan by specifying the IP range values like Start IP address and End IP address which are `192.168.142.0` and `192.168.142.255` in this example. Then we will click to the `Start` button where the scan will start.
After the scan is completed we will see the following screen where Scan statistics are provided. Following general information is provided.
Total timeabout the scan which is “17.55” seconds in this example.
Average time per hostabout the scan which is “0.07” seconds in this example.
IP Rangeis the scanned IP address range.
Hosts Scannedis the total number of addresses in the scan IP address range.
Hosts aliveis the total number of hosts that are up or alive which is 6 in this example.
We can also see that scan results are listed in the main windows. Live or up systems are colored as blue and down IP addresses are colored as red.
Pingis the transmission time takes to ping to IP address. If the IP address is not live it will be shown as
Hostnameis the hostname of the given IP address.
Portsare the ports that are listening for connection and open.
Add More Modules LikeMac Address, Mac Vendor, HTTP Sender with Fetchers
In a default scan information like
Ports are provided. If we want to get more information like Mac Address etc. we need to use
Fetchers. Take the following steps to open
We can see two ane where
Selected fetchers are currently active and
Available fetchers can be selected accordingly.
TTLis used to print Time To Live information.
Filtered Portsare used to print blocked ports.
Web detectis for web servers
Specify Ports To Scan
We can specify the ports we want to scan. We will open the
Ports tab from the
Ports menu. We will put the ports we want to scan by delimiting with comma.
List Specific IP Address Information
Scan results are listed in the main pain. We can get more information about the specific IP address by double click on it. In this example, we will double click on the line
192.168.142.1 which will open the
IP Address Details windows like below.
Export Scan Results
We can export existing scan results from the
Export all menu which will open a Save Dialog box with different
We can specify the file extension or type. Here is them.
Text Fileis a regular ASCII file.
Comma-separated Fileis a structured file.
XML Fileis a specially structured tagged file.
IP: Port Listis a simple list that contains IP and port information by separating the colon.
Load Scan Results From File
If we have saved the scan results into a file. We can load these results with the Angry IP Scanner from the
Load from file menu. We will select the scan result named
MyScan.txt like below.
Angry IP Scanner Alternatives
Even Angry IP Scanner is a very useful tool there are different alternatives. Some alternatives are more complex, provide more features, have more reporting features, etc. Below we will compare the Angry IP Scanner with its alternatives like Nmap, Netcat, Zmap, Wireshark, etc.
SolarWinds Port Scanner is a free tool provided by SolarWinds. SolarWinds Port Scanner has a better GUI than the Angry IP scanner and has some auto features like your current subnet and suggested range scan. It is only available for Windows operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012/2016/2019.
Nmap is the king of the network scanning and security. Nmap is created as a command-line tool and provides a lot of different features which makes Nmap a lot superior to Angry IP Scanner. But Nmap does not provide easy usage without a GUI. Nmap is also an open-source and cross-platform tool that is provided for Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Unix, Android, etc.
Zenmap is a GUI version for Nmap where it provides the same and more features against Angry IP Scanner.
Lansweeper is not direct alternative to the Angry IP scanner but provides some related features.
Netcat is a very simple tool even simpler from Angry IP Scanner. Netcat mainly used to ping remote port or port range and create some connection and shell between two hosts via a network connection. It is simple command-line based tool.
Zmap is similar to the Nmap with less features. Currently it is provided as command line interface.
Wireshark is a passive network capture and analysis tool. Angry IP scanner and Wireshark works very differently even they provide some similar information.