What is My IP Address?

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Your IP Address: 3.226.243.36

Country Name of IP Address United States
Country Code Of IP Location US
Region Virginia
Region Code VA
City Ashburn
Continent North America
Continent Code NA
Time Zone America/New_York
Latitude 39.0481
Longitude -77.4728
Currency Code USD
Currency Symbol $

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3.226.243.36

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What are IP Addresses?

IP Address is short for "Internet Protocol Address". You can think of an IP Address a bit like the phone number for your computer; it is a number that identifies any device that is connected to a network; although there are a few key differences between phone numbers and IP Addresses. Devices such as computers (and smartphones or game consoles etc) can be linked up to other computers. This is called computer networking. Each computer that gets connected to a network is given a different IP address so that each computer can be identified and communicated with individually. When you link different computers together, a computer network is formed. You can have a computer network contained completely inside your home; in fact, if you have an internet connection at home that gets shared by all your different computers, laptops and iPods then you already have your own network! In the case of most home and business networks (e.g. your office), all the different computers are joined on a private network. On the private network, each computer will have it's own "internal" IP Address, but externally, all the computers on that private network will appear to have the same IP Address. So that's why if you load this webpage on two different computers on the same private network, it will show the same IP Address at the top: because they are coming from the same network, even though on the private network those two computers have different IP Addresses.

Can my IP Address reveal my physical location?

Essentially: yes. Your ISP knows exactly where you are (because they have your billing details linked to your IP Address), however to most other people, websites and organizations, IP Addresses can usually only reflect an approximate location (perhaps at a suburb level).

Can I hide my IP Address?

You always need an IP Address to do anything on the internet... however, it is possible for your internet traffic to appear to come from a different IP Address. If you don't want web servers to be able to see which IP Address you are coming from, you can use a "VPN" service, which puts another network link in front of your computer; so that it seems like your traffic is coming out of a different location. The VPN which you use will know your real IP Address but the assumption is that you trust your VPN provider. Using a VPN will not fix all your privacy or anonymity problems, but it is a good start.

Can I get a new IP Address?

It depends on your arrangement with your ISP, but in some cases, it's definitely possible. To understand this you need to understand how you are assigned an IP Address in the first place, and there are a few scenarios regarding how this happens, however essentially what happens is that in some way your Internet Service Provider will provide you with your public IP. Getting a new IP address involves getting your ISP to provide you with a new one and there are a few ways this can happen: and this basically depends on your arrangement with them. The situations below are general outlines only: ultimately it comes down to your arrangement with your ISP and if you have any doubts you should contact them for more information regarding your actual situation. Please note that this is different from "hiding" your IP address (as with a VPN or similar) - this describes simply changing your IP address.

Work/Office IPs

Depending on the type of internet connection your internet has, this may be a "fixed" IP Address. If your IT Team has organized a high bandwidth connection to support tens or hundreds of employees at the same office location then it's very likely that this IP address would be static and never change, and thus there's nothing that can be done to change your IP address. Your internet traffic will appear to come from the same place as all the other employees.

Home internet

In our experience, most home internet connections will have a dynamic IP address. This means that every time your home router connects to your ISP it will be given a different IP address by your ISP. ISPs have pools of IP addresses and will randomly pick one out and assign it to every new internet connection. Often rebooting your router is enough to cause it to be assigned a different IP address. In some cases, while your internet connection technically has a dynamic IP address, even when you reboot your router your ISP will still give you the same IP for a few days, weeks or months. Some home internet or small office internet connections will provide you with a fixed IP address as a part of your plan with them. You should contact them for more information.

Small Office

If you work in a smaller office you may be on an internet connection that is similar to a Home Internet connection; a dynamic IP address behind a router and the same scenario applies.

Mobile internet

This refers to 3G/4G internet on your Smart Phone or 3G/4G Tablet (and not when you're connected via WiFi at Home, Work or a Cafe, etc). It's particularly hard to make generalizations about the mobile IP address

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