How to Find Location Of Yahoo Messenger Chat Friend

It might be very rare to find an Internet user who don't use online messenger services like Google Hangouts, Yahoo Messenger, WhatsApp etc. These tools help us to maintain our relationships even in our busy life style. These Internet Messengers are safe and useful as long as you limit your friendship with known people. However, it is not possible always. So what can we do to make sure the online chat contacts are not lying ? First step is to make sure they are telling the exact location from where they are chatting. How can we find the location of a messenger friend ? It is possible but not very simple because chat tools like Yahoo Messenger or WhatsApp are providing IP address (layer 3 address) of the server not the individual chat contacts. However, we can find the layer 3 address of a chat contact if we try hard. This tutorial gives an outline to trace the actual location of a messenger contact.

Procedure to Find IP Address Of a Chat Contact

The step by step instructions provided below will help you to reveal the actual physical location of your online friend.
  1. Start TCP/IP Connection

    To find the IP address of your chat friend, create a TCP/IP connection between your computer and his computer. Actually you can start this connection very simply. Invite him to share a file in the middle of chatting with him. If he accepts the file sharing and starts sharing files, automatically a TCP/IP connection starts. This make your computers in peer to peer mode irrespective of the chat tools you use. You can try the same step for Yahoo Messenger, Gtalk and WhatsApp.

  2. Command Prompt Trick

    Open command prompt and type netstat -n command and press enter. Now the list of addresses to which your computer has active TCP/IP connections will appear.
    WhatsApp hack to find contact city

    I recommend you to perform the same task before establishing the peer to peer connection with your chat friend and note the IP addresses at that time. It will help you to easily identify the new address. Another DOS command which can do the same task is:

    netstat -a

    It is important to note that while you process the netstat command, there must be an active connection between your computer and his computer. If there is no such connection at that time, you will get only the Yahoo chat server address instead of his IP address.

Find the Location of Chat Friend

We have find the IP address of the online messenger contact now we must find the physical location using that information. You can use the following online free services to find the physical location using the logical address information.







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Detect If Your Yahoo Messenger Chat Contact in Invisible Mode or Offline

Yahoo Messenger is one of the most popular online chat platforms. Though they closed public chat room facility for some unknown reasons, still many users are using it. This article is about certain tools which can tell you the status of Yahoo Messenger chat contacts whether they are online, offline or invisible. If one user is in invisible mode, Yahoo shows he/she is offline but Yahoo Messenger invisible detector tools can easily tell you the contact is really offline or in invisible mode. So you can find whether the contact is actually doesn't willing to chat you. If the status checker tools tell the user is online and shows offline in your messenger, most probably that contact may blocked you. Some of the famous tools are,,,, etc. Here you can see how to check whether a Yahoo Chat Contact is in invisible mode.

  1. Yahoo Messenger Invisible Detector (ydetector) - Check YM user status

    YDetector is a free online tool which tells the status of a YM user ID. If the particular contact is in invisible mode this tool will tell us that user ID is invisible. The below is a screen shot of that tool.
    test offline

    If the particular User ID is really signed off it will be displayed as offline

    In the same way this tool will tell whether the particular user is available mode or busy mode. Link to this tool is:

  2. Check the status of YM user using Invisible

    Invisible is another interesting free tool available in Internet. Using this tool too we can check the online status of particular YM ID.

    Link to this free tool is:

  3. Check the status of YM Contact using detectinvisible

    Another tool to check the status of Yahoo Messenger User is detectinvisible. The screen shot of an experiment is given below.

    This tool let us save the avatar of the Yahoo contact we just checked. Link to this free tool is:

The tools showed above only work to check the online status of your Yahoo Messenger chat friend. It will show you whether your Yahoo Messenger chat friend is hidden to you or really offline. To check the status of your chat friend in Gtalk we have another method. To know that method click on the link below.
How to Check Someone is Hidden or Signed out in gtalk

Are you interested in finding the location of your Yahoo messenger chat friend in addition to detect the real status of him? If yes, you can find it by following the simple steps specified in the following link.
How to find the location of your IM Friend

It will be really nice to check the status of each Yahoo messenger ID where they are really offline or in hidden mode. Some of the hidden contacts might be actually busy and has no time for chatting but some might blocked you from seeing them. So these tools tell whether a particular friend has blocked you from seeing him if you carefully analyze the test result. There are so many other free tools available to find out the status of particular user. Some of them are:







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How to Detect Google Gtalk Invisible Users

Gtalk is one of the popular product from Google and most of the Internet users use it as their favorite Internet Messenger. This guide tells a simple method to detect any contact who appears to be offline but actually in invisible mode. I strongly recommend you to select Go Off the Record option before trying this trick but it is not necessary. If the user is chatting from Gmail, this trick may not work. The reason for the failure of this trick to detect invisible chat contacts with contacts from Gmail is explained at the end of this guide. So here I assume the contact you want to verify whether he is actually offline or just in invisible mode is using Gtalk.

  1. Log on to Gtalk or Gmail

  2. Go to chat settings (In Gmail click on options under chat contacts)

  3. Select the button Never save chat history
    check invisible contacts

  4. Save changes

    Now you can send an Instant Message to a gtalk user and if the user is really signed off ,you will get an alert like "User did not receive your chat".
    invisibility checker

    If the Gtalk contact is invisible, you will never get this alert.

This trick will not work if the user is chatting you from his Gmail account. It is because even though he is offline the offline message will be saved as emails in the users account. So he will receive the offline message as an email under Chat label. So there is an opportunity to deliver the offline messages to Gmail users when he sign in later. So it is not required to show the alert.

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How to Disable Gmail Chat Without Disable Gmail for a Network

Now a days it is not uncommon employees spend precious office time for fun by using Social Media sites and online chats. In order to use the office time productive, it is necessary to prevent office computers from accessing popular chat programs and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, Gmail is very necessary but it has built in chat feature. If you are a small company owner or network administrator wants to disable Gmail chat(Google Hangouts) in your office without stopping employees from accessing Gmail, this tutorial is for you.

  1. Disable Google Chat From Complete Network Using DNS Lookup Table

    This step prevents office computers from opening Google Hangouts even though they can access Gmail. If router or firewall in your office has the feature DNS lookup table controlling, you can disable the this feature. It is done by assigning the GMail chat DNS to loop back address.

    In technical words here we assign to and the Gmail Hangout function will be disabled for the complete network. Plus point of this step is, we can still access Gmail on office computers.

    • Gmail chat DNS =

    • Loop back address =

  2. Block gtalk in a Local Network By Third Party Tools

    There are so many free and paid software products available in market to disable Google Hangouts in a network. As a network administrator, these products offer tension free blocking of it without worrying the attempts of office users to bypass firewall restrictions.

  3. Disable chat in Your Gmail Account

    In order to disable this feature on your Gmail account follow the steps below.

    1. Log in to your Gmail account.

    2. Click on the status as shown in the image below
      Disable chat feature from your gmail account

    3. Click on the option "sign out of chat"
      Sign out of gamil chat option

    This step cannot disable Google Hangouts for a network but it can just disable this feature in the specific account.So this step cannot help an administrator to block this feature for users in the network without their permission.

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There are two modes of networking; infrastructure mode and ad hoc mode. In infrastructure mode we use a central device like router or Access Point to connect all devices. This central device share Internet and files among devices connected to it. If you establish a direct connection between two devices without router or AP, it is called ad hoc network. In ad hoc mode, we can share Internet and data between computers. That means in an AD-Hoc network, there is no base station to control and coordinate the packet flow. Here packets are flowing from one computer to another directly and can be compared with walkies-talkies, because participating devices communicate directly with each other without any third party devices.

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Windows support adhoc networking. For example if you want to share broadband connection on your laptop with other computers in your home, you can simply do it by establishing an adhoc connection. Once you have created such a network on your PC, it can connect connect another device in the same mode and start sharing files or broadband. To create such a connection, follow the instructions below.
  1. Go to Control Panel

  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center

  3. Click on Setup a New Connection or network link

  4. click on Setup a wireless ad hoc
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    Click next

  5. Now you will get warning to keep 30 feet as the maximum distance between PCs participating this connection.

    Click on next
After creating the new connection, this computer will announce its presence and you can share Internet connection between two computer using the ICS feature.

Duty of Ad Hoc Routing Protocols

To establish a connection between two computer without using a router, we need assistance from certain protocols called adhoc routing protocols. Here to participate to such a network without base device, it needs to announce itself. These protocols help to automate this process. Major ad-hoc routing protocol types are Pro-active routing, Reactive routing, Flow oriented routing, Adaptive routing and Hybrid routing. Some of them are listed below.

  1. Ad-hoc Wireless Distribution Service (AWDS)

    AWDS is a Layer 2 wireless mesh routing protocol works in the Pro-active routing technology.

  2. Clusterhead Gateway Switch Routing protocol (CGSR)

  3. Multirate Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector Routing Protocol

  4. Hybrid Routing Protocol for Large Scale Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (HRPLS)

  5. Hybrid Ad Hoc Routing Protocol

Maximum ad-hoc network Devices

Though seems simple, this type connection has a maximum limit of devices supported. There is a maximum limit of computers that can be connected to ad hoc connection. If you follow the link below, you will see a pdf file which explains the limitations of this type of network.

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To perform this follow the steps below.

1. Click on start and click on control panel

Access Control panel to change system time display settings

2. Click on Regional and Language Options

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4. Click on Time tab to change the time display settings on system tray
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5. Edit the format presented here.

* If you like to view time in 24 hour format select HH instead of hh.
* We can edit the AM and PM with other parameters we like to see.
* We can edit the time separator

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6. Click on date tab to customize date display settings

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1. Steps to Ping Website Sitemap to Bing

Microsoft Bing provides an easy way to ping your website for MSNBot. To ping your website for Bing/MSN search engine spiders, follow the steps below.
  1. Type any one of the following codes on the address bar of your web browser



    How to ping your website in Bing and MSN

  2. After the = sign type your sitemap URL

    It should be like[your sitemap web address]

  3. After completing the code press enter.

  4. Explanation

    If I have a website, to ping this website for MSNBots I should type the following code on the browser address bar.

For example if I want to Ping my blog for Bing spiders, I should type the following code on web browser.

Since is hosted in blogger, I should take the Atom feeds as the sitemap. For a Blogger blog, you can use the Atom feeds as the sitemap.

2. Manually Submit Your Website Pages to Bing

Second method to tell Bing bots to index newly added pages on our websites is to submit page URLs directly in Bing Webmaster Tools. There is a monthly quota to limit the number of pages for every websites to submit. Following message from Bing webmaster tools, explains it.

Steps to submit your website URLs to use Bing URL submit feature, follow the steps below.
  1. Login to Bing Webmaster tools

    You can use the following URL to login to Bing Webmaster tools account.

  2. Click Configure My Site link
    Ping a Blog for Bing Spiders

  3. Click Submit URLs

  4. Enter the URLs of the pages you want Bing Search Engine to index
    Submit URLs for Bing Spiders

    Click Submit to get indexed by Bing Spiders

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You have learned two different methods to ping your blog for Bing spiders. Out of these two methods, my favorite is method one. In first method, we do not need to login to Bing webmaster tools. We can directly ping the sitemap from browser and Bing spiders start crawl entire website by reading the URLs listed in sitemap. However, if I want to inform Bing about a changed page, I use the second method. One negative side of this method is the limitation of number of URLs to submit. Right now Bing allows only ten URLs per day and the monthly quota is fifty URLs.

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Step 1. Access Services From Run
  1. Click Microsoft Start
    Open service in XP Laptop
  2. Click Run and in the run window type services.msc. Now click OK.

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    Now the services page is opened.

Step 2: Access Services Window Through Explorer

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    Steps to open service in XP and 7

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Microsoft Bing is one of the most popular Search Engines now a days. If you are a serious webmaster, it is equally important to add and verify your website in Bing Webmaster tools along with Google. This tutorial guides you to register and verify your website with them. By registering your website there, you can improve the visibility of your site in their Search results.

Requirements to Register website in Bing Webmaster Tools

Before proceeding, you must make sure you have a Microsoft email account and enough privileges to complete any of the listed Search Engine verification methods. You can do it in variety of methods like changing CNAME records, adding meta information or by uploading verification file to the server. Now let us check how to add and verify a website or blog in Bing Search Engine webmaster tools account.

  1. Log on to Bing webmaster tools

    To add your domain, you need to log on with your Windows Live ID. You can log in to your account by clicking the link below.

    Enter the email ID and password.

  2. Click on the button " Add a site"

    You should click on the button Add a site to submit your website to Bing. After this step, you will be prompted to verify ownership of your domain. To give your website information from Bing index, they must know that you are the real owner.

  3. Verify Site Ownership

    After submission, you need to verify your website's ownership. Now you can see a message Site ownership has not been verified with a verify now link. Click on the link to verify the ownership.
    Verification Procedure

    Different Methods to Verify Your Website in Bing Webmaster Tools

    You can do it in three different ways.

    • Copy and paste a meta tag in your index webpage

    • Place an XML file on your web server

    • Add CNAME record to DNS

    Depends on your privileges, you can choose any one of the options available.
    Add meta tag or XML file

Benefits For Registering Your Website In Bing Webmaster Account

Out of three methods, I used meta tag information to verify ownership because it is the simplest. If you are in a hurry I recommend you to use first method. After verifying ownership, they will give you instant access to Bing database about your site. You can view how they treat your website by analyzing the data shown. Here we can see how many pages indexed by their Spiders, Clicks from search results, number of times your website shown in Search results, crawl errors appeared etc.

After verifying your domain name in webmaster tools you will get instant access to following information.
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  • Outbound links

  • Submit site map

  • Search properties with specific keyword

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To create a network, normally we need a central device like router or Access Point with DHCP function. However, we can create it without using a central device by establishing a direct connection between two computers. This type of connection is called ad hoc network and it has some advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional networks. Ad hoc connection is cost effective because it doesn't need router and there is no need to worry the possible failure of central device. Some of the advantages are listed below.

Advantage of Using Adhoc Networks
  1. It don't need any central devices like router, switch etc

  2. No need to fear whether central device fails or not

  3. Power efficiency

Connecting to Ad hoc Network

If you want to join your computer to an adhoc network available, follow the instructions below.

  1. Double click on the wireless utility shown on the task bar.

    The utility should look like this with a wireless symbol but varies from products to products. I am using Linksys Utility now on my PC.
    Detecting ad hoc

  2. Select Available WiFi Connections

    Click on the button Site Survey. Depends on the utility you use, you may see a different name for this button like View Available Networks, Scan WiFi etc.
    Select the mode

    Select the SSID (Wireless connection name) of the adhoc network you want to join. Click connect button to join the connection.

  3. Enter Details

    If the ad-hoc connection is security enabled you need to enter the wireless key when it prompts.
    Enable security

    After entering the security details click on connect button. Now your computer will be connected to the adhoc network.

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You can save the current settings on your computer and it will help you later to avoid all these steps to join it. All you have to do is to click on save button on the utility window. So next time onwards your PC will not face any trouble to join it. It uses the username and password which are already saved while the connection prompts authentication.
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Now it is saved and next time when you comes to range, your computer will automatically connect to it.
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Linksys WUSB54GC

WUSB54GC Installation Process

To install this device on your computer, follow the instructions provided here.
  1. Connect Wireless Adapter

    Plug the adapter into USB port of your PC. Make sure the power light is on.

  2. Installing WUSB54GC driver

    Run the setup disc comes with the device. If you don't have the setup CD, you can download the driver from the Linksys website by mentioning the version number of WUSB54GC.
    Installing driver

    Here we can specify the driver location by browsing the window to the CD drive. To perform it, we need to check the option install from a specific location and click OK.

  3. Windows Asks Whether Continue

    Linksys driver has not yet passed the Windows logo test and we need to select the option "continue anyway" to install it. After completing the steps we need to click on the finish button.

Scan Wireless Networks Using Linksys WiFi Adapter

After completing the installation, WUSB54GC starts scan for available WiFi networks. When the scan completes, it will show the list of WiFi networks and you can choose the network to connect. If you do not know how to do it, follow the instructions below.
  1. Right click on wireless symbol on the system tray
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  2. Click on view available wireless networks
    view all available networks

  3. List of available WiFi networks

  4. Select the network and click on connect button
    Enter  Key

    Now if it is a secured wireless network we need to enter the wireless key and click connect.

  5. Connected:

Troubleshooting WUSB54GC Connection Issues

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1. Download firmware from D-Link website to your computer

To download firmware to your computer click on the link below.

Please note that this link can be changed at any time as it is up to the decision of D-Link. Download firmware for D-Link Access Point

After downloading the firmware save it on your computer desktop.

2. Log-on to your D-Link Access Point

To Access the AP type on the address bar of web browser and press enter.
Enter the user name and password when it prompt.

Default user name : admin
Default password : admin

3. Firmware uploading

After log on to D-Link setup page click on Tools. Then click on Firmware to upload firmware of D-Link DWL-2100 AP.

Upgrade firmware in D-Link DWL-2100 AP wireless Access Point

Click on browse button to select the firmware saved on desktop. After selecting the firmware click OK to upload it.

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Configure D-Link DWL-2100AP In Repeater Mode (Wireless Range Expander)

When we configure D-Link DWL-2100AP in repeater mode, it extends the wireless range of the primary wireless Access Point. So D-Link DWL-2100AP acts as a wireless range expander when it is configured in repeater mode. When ever you want to increase the coverage of the wireless network from your primary wireless router or Access Point, you can use DWL-2100AP in repeater mode.

Setup D-Link DWL-2100AP As Wireless Repeater

We can configure D-Link DWL-2100AP as a wireless repeater(Range Expander) by following the steps below.

  1. Access D-Link DWL-2100AP

    To Access the AP type on the address bar of web browser and press enter.

    Enter the username and password when it prompt.

    Default user name : admin
    Default password : no default password, leave it blank

  2. Click on Wireless button in the Home Page

  3. Change the option to AP Repeater

    If you want to repeat the signal from another Access Point, DWL-2100AP must know the wireless MAC address of that repeater. Here you can enter the wireless MAC address of the AP whose signal you want to repeat.
    Change Wireless AP to Wireless Expander

    To find the wireless MAC and the SSID automatically click on the scan button. Scan will show you all available wireless networks with wireless MAC address of the respective APs.

  4. Enable Wireless Security on the Wireless Range Expander

    You cannot repeat the signal from an AP without knowing the security settings on it(if that AP broadcast secured wireless network). So before completing the procedure to convert DWL-2100AP as wireless range extender, you must enter the wireless security settings on the primary AP here. The wireless security settings on the Wireless Range Expander should match the security settings on the root Access Point. We need to enter the same settings here.
    Enable Wireless security in a Range Expander

    Click on apply to save settings

Other DWL-2100AP Tutorials
  1. How to Connect D-Link DWL-2100AP As Wireless Client

  2. Convert D-Link DWL-2100AP To Router By Enabling DHCP Server

  3. How to Update Firmware On DWL-2100AP

  4. How to configure D-link WBR-2310 Wireless Router

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