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My IP Address
Most people don't think IP is important. Still, IP Address is important when checking the weather, reading newspapers, or watching movies online. Many sites use your IP address to figure out where you are so they can tailor your online experience to you.
Location Services know everything about every Internet user and can find the location of any IP address. When someone connects to the Internet, their IP address is shown to every service they connect to through the Internet. This makes it easy for those services to find where an IP is located. VPN or Proxy services, which can be used for free or for a fee, can protect the IP from being found.
What's my IP?
Your Web Service Provider gives you a public IP address that can be reached from the outside (ISP). Anyone on the Internet can reach a public IP address. Inner IPs, also called Personal IPs, are assigned to the devices connected to your home network router, such as laptops, desktops, printers, cell phones, smart TVs, and so on.
Finding out what your external IP address is is important if you want to open ports for gaming, run an email or web server, or connect with someone far away.
What are IP addresses?
IP Handle is short for "Web Protocol Address," and every unit in the community has one. What is my IP address, then? The format for an IP address is: aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd, which consists of four numbers.
Each number could be anywhere from 0 to 255. An IP address is a number given to each device (like a computer or printer) that is part of a computer network that uses Web Protocol to talk. IP addresses are how computers share information when they talk to each other over the Internet or a local network. Like physical addresses, they give a place to send information.
Different types of IP addresses
There are two kinds of IP addresses: private and public. People can't get too private IP addresses through the Web, but they can get to public IP addresses. For example, most home networks have a "router." This router can have a public IP address that can be reached through the Internet.
Devices that are behind the router, like your laptop, gaming consoles, and smartphones, have their IP addresses that are unique and registered on your home network.
In this case, the router acts as a middleman, connecting the data through its public IP address to where it needs to go. Most of the time, all devices connected to the router talk to each other over the Internet from a single IP address, which is your router's public IP address.
IP addresses arrive in two varieties: IPv4 and IPv6. Most devices are using IPv4 at the moment. Web Protocol Model 4 (IPv4) is the fourth generation of IP addressing technology. Web Protocol Model 6 (IPv6) has been set up for growth in the future and is the most recent version of IP Addressing technology. Eventually, all devices will be switched to IPv6, but until then, the IP address given here will be IPv4.