What is your IP address?
IP Test: What is my IP address?
Your IP address is your identification number by using the Internet.
What does the IP address look like?
The IP address is a combination of numbers, which consists of 4 blocks in the current format IPv4, whereby each block can take the numbers 0-255. The job of the IP address is to uniquely identify a network device-in most cases, it’s the modem you connect to your provider. Within a local area network (such as a WLAN) local IP addresses are assigned, but they are not visible to the outside (“NAT”) – so, traditionally, all devices on a local network have the same external address that you see here.
IP Test: How do you know my provider?
Each provider gets a certain IP range from which he can assign addresses. This is the case because every public IP address must be unique and therefore can not be assigned more than once. The distribution of which provider has which IP areas are publicly available. Based on this data, we can find out about which provider you are surfing the Internet.
The location assignment is wrong!
An IP address can only be linked by your operator to your person and your place of residence – external agencies (as well as we can) can only estimate the location data. While this technique works relatively well in metropolitan areas, it is sometimes inaccurate, especially in rural environments.
When do I need to know my IP address?
Of course, there are various reasons for wanting to know your IP – but you always have to know your IP address, for example, if another computer outside your network is to access your computer. This is the case, for example, if you want to act as a host in a computer game, transfer your desktop to a friend so that he can help you or if you want to access your desktop PC from home.
I use a proxy!
We try to find out independently whether you are behind a proxy or directly access the Internet. If we are detecting a proxy, it will try to find out your real IP address. Should that be successful, you see it below the public IP as a hint. If no indication is displayed here, we either could not find a proxy or find out your real IP address. Use out IP test to check your IP address!
Is my IP secure?
You can only answer that yourself. If you use an IP address associated with your Internet service provider, then your location and identity are most likely to be ascertainable.
How can I protect my identity?
You can achieve traceability through the IP address by using a service like Tor or a VPN service that makes this impossible.
Is my IP address changing?
For private customers, dynamic IP addresses are usually assigned, so they regularly receive a new address from the provider. How often this is the case varies from provider to provider – in the meantime, a new IP address is usually only assigned when the connection to the provider has been interrupted and newly established. For corporate customers, a static IP is usually assigned – which is particularly important because companies often provide server services (for example, a web server for operating websites). If the address, under which this server is reachable, changes regularly, unwanted inaccessibility could arise.
Is it possible to assign an IP address to my person?
Internet service providers can find out which connection owner assigned which IP address at which time. In case of crime investigation, providers are obliged to pass on this information to the investigating authorities. This applies to both dynamic and static IP addresses. Tools like “What is my IP service” from us can only guess what Internet service provider you use – but not find out who you are or where you live.