what is my ip?


What is the IP?

The IP is translated by Internet Protocol, Internet protocol in English, and it is a protocol used to communicate data through a network of combined packets.

What is an IP address?

An IP address is a number that uniquely identifies a network interface of any device connected to it that uses the Internet Protocol (IP), which corresponds to the network layer of the TCP / IP model.

What is the difference between public and private IP addresses?

The IP address could be public or private:

The public IP address is a unique number that identifies our network from the outside.

The private IP address is a unique number that identifies a connected device on our internal network.

Our devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.) connect to a local network using the router, both via ethernet cable and wirelessly via WiFi. Each device in this local network has a private IP address and, in addition, an external IP address, the public IP.

How can I know my IP?

On this page, and without having to do anything, you can see what your IP is. We indicate above in the corresponding box what your current public IP is when you connect to the Internet.

Why do we need to know what my IP is?

Knowing our IP is needed to configure Internet services hosted on our system such as games, servers, FTP, etc.

What is an IPv4 address?

IPv4 addresses are what is known as a public IP address and are currently a number made up of four groups of numbers or octets. These octets can have as possible values ​​a number that goes from 0 to 255. The public IP address identifies in this way unequivocally on the Internet our router and, therefore, our devices connected through it.

What is a static or dynamic IP address?

A public IP address can be dynamic or static. A static IP is one that will not change any time. A dynamic IP are the ones that change and are not always the same, usually when the router is rebooted. From this website, What is my IP, you can know the IP we have at a specific time even if it is dynamic or static.

What is the difference between IP address and MAC address?

The IP address is different from the MAC address because the latter is a 48-bit identifier to uniquely identify the network card and does not depend on the connection protocol using the network.

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