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Your IP address is a unique number devices use to communicate and identify with each other through the internet network, similar to a mailing address. Data and information passes through from one device to another after identifying the IP address' of both sender and receiver. Your IP address can be viewed from the public, allowing others to see where you are, where your device is located, and other information that passes through that address.
There are two versions of Internet Protocol currently in use, IP Version 4 (IPv4) and IP Version 6 (IPv6), and they have two primary functions: identification and location addressing.
Your IP address is something you probably rarely think about, but it's vitally important to your online lifestyle. Without an IP address, you wouldn't be able to get today's weather, check the latest news or look at videos online. We provide IP address tools that allow users to perform an Internet Speed Test, IP address lookup, proxy detection, IP Whois Lookup, and more.
Knowing your IP address is crucial for online gaming, tech support, using remote desktop connections, connecting to a security camera DVR, anonymity or even running an email server.
You can’t go online without a public IP address
To use the internet, all connected devices must have a public IP address. An IP address allows two devices—the sender and recipient of internet communications—to find and exchange information with each other.
The setup is similar to real-life address systems. For example, if you were to subscribe to a magazine, the magazine distributor (the sender) would need your address to send you (the recipient) your copies. Without your address, the distributors wouldn’t know where to send the magazine.
The same applies to the internet. Without an IP address, two devices would not be able to find and exchange information with each other.