Every day connecting to the internet we send packets of information to the worldwide web. And to communicate with the world we need an identifier to receive information back. In the real world, this marker is our physical address, that reflects our location, residence, or business. In the online world, this role is played by the IP address.
Each device connected to the internet has its own unique identifier. That is a Private IP address. But when you ask “what is my IP address”, you are usually supposed to know your Public IP. A public IP address is assigned by the Internet Service Provider. And when the devices are connected to the internet they use your Public IP instead of a hidden Private IP address.
In this article we will find the answers to the following questions:
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Almost each of us has an online network with a number of devices connected to one router. This home network may consist of a PC, phone, smartTV, etc. And each device has its private IP address, assigned by the router. This helps your devices in one network to communicate with each other.
It’s pretty easy to find your IP address on your iPhone. Firstly, run the Settings app. Then navigate to WiFi and scroll down to the “i” lowercase to see additional information about your WiFi network. In this window find the IPv4 address. That will be your current Public IP. You can also find a Router line there. Your router IP address will be listed next to it.
To figure out your IP address on a Mac, you need to go to System Preferences. Then navigate to Network and choose you current connection on the left. Click Advanced and TCP/IP. There you will find your current IP address next to the IPv4 line and your router IP address next to the Router.
The Windows Command Prompt (cmd) tool can also help you get your public IP address. Follow the instructions below to get find your IP with standard cmd Windows tool.
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