What is my IP address?

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How does my IP address reveal information about my location?

The IP address lets ISPs and websites know where to send the information they request. It's a bit like

It's like a postal address: every packet of data sent over the internet has Every packet of data sent over the internet is accompanied by the sender's and receiver's IP address.

Each ISP has a different range of IP addresses that it advertises to customers. Because this information The IP address is public information, so you can track your computer's location within a city or And in some cases, it can even be traced to a house or apartment.

Is it possible to hide a location by changing the IP address?

Yes. Just connect to a VPN

And also

Websites, apps, and intruders don't know your real location
Encryption of all traffic will increase your security and anonymity on the Internet
Easy switching between locations gives you access to a truly free Internet

What is an IP address?

An IP address is a unique individual number that is assigned to all devices (including computers, tablets, and smartphones) during an Internet connection.

There are currently two IP address standards, IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6). The difference between them is in the form of the record and the number of characters. However, both standards are used to identify devices and addressing by location.

IPv4 consists of four sets of 1-3 digits separated by a dot - for example, The maximum There are about 4 billion possible unique combinations. However, by the time

By the time the number of connected devices exceeded 4 billion, a new standard was needed-and that was IPv6.

Public and private IP addresses

It can be compared to a mailing address. You can't get an email from a friend unless you tell them your You can't get a friend an email unless you tell them your email address, and you can't download images or text from a website unless you tell them your IP address.

Public IP addresses are not just for computers, but also for the servers that host sites. For For readability, they have to be associated with domain names. For example, one of Google's public IP addresses is. If you type it into your browser, it will open a Google page. But it's much more convenient to remember Google" address than "

You can also use this IP address to check the location of Google's servers - they are in Mountain View, California, USA.

Public and private IP addresses

These are issued when you connect to a private network. Private IP addresses are used to transmit information Within the private network, without an internet connection.

For example, if you have a wireless printer, when you send a document to print, you send the information on the network without "uploading" it to the internet. The printer's private IP address is used for addressing information.

Private IP addresses usually start with 192.168 to signify that they belong to a private network. Private IP addresses are assigned by routers when you connect the device to your home network.

p>Private IP addresses are on your home network, so you can't access computers on the Internet from outside your home. You can't use it to access your computer from outside the internet. A public IP address is on an external network, so you can't access a computer from it.

Private IP is on an external network, so it's possible to access the computer if you know it.

What your IP address can tell you about your Internet connection and location


Sites can get even more information about you. They are able to correlate data from IP address with information from other tracking methods such as cookies, "tracking" scripts, digital browser fingerprint, activity within the site. From the information collected, a fairly detailed digital profile.

Sites can piece together information about your location, your interests, the files you upload, and even The people you interact with. These digital profiles are very important to marketers. Thanks to them, you can Display highly targeted ads or offer recommended content.

Internet service providers have even more information about you.

Since you are their customer, they know your real name, real address, phone number, bank bank card details, and perhaps even more. That's why ISPs can restrict, censor and redirect your Internet activity simply by your IP address.

In Russia and many other countries.

In Russia and many other countries, ISPs are required to keep logs of your Internet activity and In Russia and many other countries, ISPs are required to keep logs of your online activity and share them with government agencies upon request. When opening sites that are not protected by HTTPS, the ISP can "see" specific pages and even content. But even HTTPS is not absolute protection - The ISP will still see the domain you've opened.