How To Download, Install and Use Angry IP Scanner Tutorial?


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.

https://angryip.org/download/#windows

Download Angry IP Scanner
Download Angry IP Scanner

We can download the 64-bit Angry IP Scanner from the following link and start the Angry IP Scanner file named ipscan-win64-3.5.5.exe.

https://github.com/angryip/ipscan/releases/download/3.5.5/ipscan-win64-3.5.5.exe

Run ipscan-win64-3.5.5.exe
Run ipscan-win64-3.5.5.exe

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.

How To Download, Install JDK (Java Development Kit) On Windows?

Angry IP Scanner Main Screen
Angry IP Scanner Main Screen

Download and Install For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint

Angry IP Scanner is provided for Ubuntu, Debian, Mint as deb package from the following links.

https://angryip.org/download/#linux

Download and Install For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint
Download and Install For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint

We can download the 64-bit package from the following link with the wget.

$ wget https://github.com/angryip/ipscan/releases/download/3.5.5/ipscan_3.5.5_amd64.deb
Download Angry IP Scanner Debian,Ubuntu, Mint
Download Angry IP Scanner Debian,Ubuntu, Mint

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
Install Angry IP Scanner Debian,Ubuntu, Mint
Install Angry IP Scanner Debian,Ubuntu, Mint

We can start the Angry IP Scanner with the command named ipscan from shell or command line.

$ ipscan

The angry IP scanner will provide the following GUI where we can specify different parameters easily.

Angry IP Scanner Debian,Ubuntu, Mint
Angry IP Scanner Debian,Ubuntu, Mint

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 ipscan-3.5.5-1.x86_64.rpm

https://github.com/angryip/ipscan/releases/download/3.5.5/ipscan-3.5.5-1.x86_64.rpm

Download AngryIP For Fedora, RedHat, CentOS

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
"failed
failed dependencies:  jre >= 1.7.0 is needed by ipscan-3.5.5-1.x86_64

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
Install JDK, JRE, Java Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat
Install JDK, JRE, Java Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat

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.

Specify IP Range and Start Scan
Specify IP Range and Start Scan

After the scan is completed we will see the following screen where Scan statistics are provided. Following general information is provided.

  • Total time about the scan which is “17.55” seconds in this example.
  • Average time per host about the scan which is “0.07” seconds in this example.
  • IP Range is the scanned IP address range.
  • Hosts Scanned is the total number of addresses in the scan IP address range.
  • Hosts alive is the total number of hosts that are up or alive which is 6 in this example.
IP Scan Statistics
IP Scan Statistics

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.

  • Ping is the transmission time takes to ping to IP address. If the IP address is not live it will be shown as n/a.
  • Hostname is the hostname of the given IP address.
  • Ports are the ports that are listening for connection and open.
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Add More Modules LikeMac Address, Mac Vendor, HTTP Sender with Fetchers

In a default scan information like Ping, Hostname and 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 Fetchers menu. Tools->Fetchers.

Add More Modules LikeMac Address, Mac Vendor, HTTP Sender with Fetchers
Add More Modules LikeMac Address, Mac Vendor, HTTP Sender with Fetchers

We can see two ane where Selected fetchers are currently active and Available fetchers can be selected accordingly.

  • TTL is used to print Time To Live information.
  • Filtered Ports are used to print blocked ports.
  • Web detect is for web servers
  • HTTP Sender
  • Comments
  • NetBIOS Info
  • MAC Address
  • MAC Vendor
  • Packet Loss

Specify Ports To Scan

We can specify the ports we want to scan. We will open the Ports tab from the Tools->Preferences->Ports menu. We will put the ports we want to scan by delimiting with comma.

Specify Ports To Scan
Specify Ports To Scan

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.

List Specific IP Address Information
List Specific IP Address Information

Export Scan Results

We can export existing  scan results from the Scan->Export all menu which will open a Save Dialog box with different

Export Scan Results
Export Scan Results

We can specify the file extension or type. Here is them.

  • *.txt or Text File is a regular ASCII file.
  • *.csv or Comma-separated File is a structured file.
  • *.xml or XML File is a specially structured tagged file.
  • IP: Port List is a simple list that contains IP and port information by separating the colon.
Export Scan Results
Export Scan Results

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 Scan->Load from file menu. We will select the scan result named MyScan.txt like below.

Load Scan Results From File
Load Scan Results From File

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.

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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.

SolarWinds Port Scanner

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.

Zenmap

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.

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