What's my IP address?



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Why you should change your IP

Activities like web scraping will get you blocked if you scrape too much using your own IP. That's why it's useful to use a rotating proxy.

Proxies or VPNs enhance your security by changing your IP. VPNs add another layer of security by encrypting all the traffic going through.

Video not available in your region? Want to get access to the full Netflix catalogue? Changing your IP to one in a different region solve any geo-blocking issues.

Mask your identity by changing your IP. Combine this with an anti-detect browser and you'll be like a ghost.

Frequently asked questions

What is an IP?

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is like a unique name tag made up of numbers assigned to each device connected to the internet or any network. Imagine if everyone in the world had the same name – it would be super confusing, right? IP addresses help avoid that confusion by giving every device its own unique number.

Here are some key points about IP addresses:

  • Each device gets its own unique IP address, so no two devices on the same network have the same one. This helps in identifying which device is which.
  • Whether it's your smartphone, laptop, gaming console, or even your smart fridge, every device that connects to the internet or a local network gets an IP address. This assignment usually happens automatically when the device connects to a network.

  • Think of IP addresses like mailing addresses. When you send a letter, you need the recipient’s address to make sure it gets to the right place. Similarly, when devices send data (like browsing a website, sending an email, or streaming a video), the IP address ensures the information goes to the correct device.

In simpler terms, an IP address acts like a digital identifier, making sure each device can be found and communicated with properly on a network. So, whenever you’re browsing the web or chatting with friends online, remember that your device's IP address is playing a crucial role in making it all happen smoothly.

How does an IP address work?

Here's a simple way to understand how it works:

When you connect to the internet, your activity goes through your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Think of your ISP as the post office that sends and receives your internet data.

Your ISP assigns an IP address to your device. This IP address helps route your internet activity back and forth. For example, when you visit a website, your request is sent from your IP address, and the website's data is sent back to you through the same address.

Unlike your home address, an IP address isn’t permanent. It can change based on your connection and the network you're on. For example, if you use your phone’s data connection, it gets one IP address from the cellular network. When you connect to Wi-Fi, it gets another IP address from the Wi-Fi network.

Think of an IP address like your home address. Just as the mailman needs your home address to deliver a letter, the internet needs your IP address to deliver data to your device. This address ensures that the information you request online – like a video or a website – gets to the right place.

In short, your IP address allows your device to communicate on the internet, making sure you receive the right information and can connect with others smoothly. Without it, the internet wouldn’t know where to send all the data you need.

How can I change my IP address?

Changing your IP address is tricky, but here's what you need to know:

Public IP Address: This is the IP address given to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If you want to change your public IP address, the short answer is: you can’t do it on your own. Your ISP assigns this address to you, and while you can ask them to change it, they might not always agree to do so.

Using a VPN or Proxy: If you need a different IP address, using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) or a proxy server is a good option. When you use a VPN or proxy, your internet activity goes through another server, and your IP address appears to be that of the VPN or proxy server instead of your own. This can help protect your privacy and make it seem like you're browsing from a different location.

Dynamic vs. Static IP: Most ISPs provide dynamic IP addresses, which means they can change periodically. If you disconnect your modem for a while and reconnect it, you might get a new IP address. However, this isn't a guaranteed method and depends on your ISP’s policies.

Static IP: Some people use a static IP address, which doesn't change. If you have a static IP and want it changed, you'll need to contact your ISP directly.

In summary, while you can’t easily change your public IP address on your own, using a VPN or proxy can give you a different IP address for your online activities. If you really need your public IP changed, your best bet is to contact your ISP and request it.

What is a private IP address?

As the name suggests, a private IP address is a unique number assigned to devices on private networks. These IP addresses are used within private networks, like your home or school network. These addresses aren’t visible to the public internet.

Private IP addresses are also called local IP addresses or internal IP addresses because they operate within a local area network (LAN). In home networks, devices like your computer, smartphone, and smart TV all have private IP addresses. This allows them to communicate with each other within the same network.

Private IP addresses typically start with 10, 172, or 192. These numbers are designated for private use and correspond to different classes:

  •  Class A: to
  •  Class B: to
  •  Class C: to

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) reserves these blocks of IP addresses specifically for private networks. This ensures they are not used as public IP addresses on the internet.

Using private IP addresses prevents conflicts with public IP addresses. Devices within your private network can share the same private IP addresses without interfering with devices on the public internet.

In summary, private IP addresses are crucial for managing and organizing devices within local networks, like those in homes and schools. They allow multiple devices to communicate internally without using up the limited pool of public IP addresses.

How do I find my IP?

Find your IP address is fairly straightforward. Here's how to do it one windows and mac

For windows

  1. Open your Taskbar.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Select Network & internet.
  4. Click on your Wi-Fi properties.
  5. You can find your IP address under "IPv4 Address".

For mac

  1. Open System Settings.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Choose your Wi-Fi Network.
  4. Click Details.
  5. You’ll see your IP internal address listed.

Can you find the location of an IP address?

You can find the general location of an IP address, but not the exact address.

An IP address can tell you the general area where a device is located, such as the city or region. However, it won’t give you the precise street address or the exact spot where someone lives. That would be a serious privacy concern and honestly, quite creepy.

If you want to check your own location and see if your proxy or VPN is working correctly, you can activate it and reload this page to see if your address has changed. This page shows the approximate location of your IP address and help verify if your proxy is masking your real location properly.

To find the general location of someone else’s IP address, you can use an IP lookup tool as well. Simply enter the IP address, and the tool will provide information about the IP’s geographic location, including the country, region, and city.

In summary, while you can find the general location of an IP address, you can’t pinpoint someone’s exact address. This maintains privacy and security for internet users.

Can I be found if someone has my IP?

Short answer: No. Your exact location can't be found through your IP address. Here’s why:

  • An IP address does not provide precise details about your exact location, like your home or office address. It only contains some geographical information, which might indicate the country, state, city, or zip code.
  • While someone who obtains your IP address can learn general details about your internet service, like the provider you use, they cannot pinpoint your exact physical location.
  • IP addresses are designed to facilitate network communication, allowing devices to connect and interact with each other over the internet. They are not intended to track individuals.

If you’re concerned about someone finding your location through your IP address, you can use a proxy or a VPN. These tools can change your apparent IP address, making it look like you’re browsing from a different location.

In summary, while an IP address can give away some general geographical information, it cannot be used to find your exact location. For added privacy, consider using a proxy or VPN to mask your real IP address.