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How to know your IP address

This is why IPv6 addresses appeared. This is the latest generation of IP address, created to adorn the IPV4 addresses shortage. They come in the form of 8 hexadecimal groups, interspersed with the sign “:” and are supposed to be unlimited. Example: 2001: DB8: 0: 1234: 0: 567: 8: 1.

What is my IP address ?

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Understand the IP address and its role on the Internet

An IP address (Internet Protocol) is a unique number assigned to each device wishing to communicate with Internet: computer, telephone, connected object. She has two main functions:

  • Identify a network or host
  • Know a location

Originally, IP addresses were coded on 32 bits (IPV4 protocol). They were assigned by Iana (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), the body responsible for this attribution. This was done in particular via regional agreements and the various local access providers (mobile and internet telephony in particular).

However, faced with the shortage of IP addresses available due in particular to the emergence of the Internet of Things, a new standard on 128 bits created in 1995 is being deployed: the IPv6 standard.

When you are on the internet and you browse a website using a browser without VPN, this information (your IP address) is systematically traced and recorded in the logs or “activity logs” of the remote server. However, only a court decision authorizes to reassemble an IP address to its physical owner.

Local IP and Public IP

You have to distinguish between a local IP (awarded by its network or its internet “box” to your computer) and the public IP of the box itself. It is this that must be known and which is connected to the “global” network and which makes it possible to identify its location even its owner. Even if it is not nominative as it is, the access provider is indeed able – on request – to find its owner.Hence the Emérgence of anonymization systems such as VPNs and proxies that work in a very simple way. It’s not their bias (and therefore their IP) that your device is connected to the Internet network.

IP and location

Network cables

Regarding location, if it is not always reliable, it is more and more used, in particular on e-commerce sites, media sites or sites specializing in the dissemination of video content which wish to define the diffusion rights according to the countries. This is for example the case for most television channels, in France and abroad. Huge IP databases like “Maxmind” (https: // allow for example to activate this type of filtering.

Fixed or variable IP ?

Depending on the service provider (network or telephony operator) your IP can be fixed or variable. To know how to always be the same or change regularly (often every 24 hours). At Orange for example, IP in individuals is general variable and fixed for professionals. To make it “fixed” and install for example a server in your dominicial you must use a “dyn dns” type service. (http: // DNS/)

DNS to simplify navigation

On the Internet, these are domain names serve as a link between visitors and the IP addresses of servers. It is easier to remember http: // that !

How to know it ?

When your browser (the customer) connects to a website (the server), the IP address is transmitted clearly to it and it is therefore possible to display it. As is the case on https: //

How to change your IP address ?
How to hide your IP address, especially vis-à-vis Hadopi ?

Your public IP address is determined by your internet service provider. Depending on your ISP this one can be fixed or variable. If it is variable is changed on average every day when when you unplug your modem. If it is fixed, you will not be able to change it.It is possible to use a VPN or a proxy To modify your public IP address and no longer be trapable on the internet. But the sharing and downloading of files containing copyright will not remain illegal. Moreover, most VPN suppliers today exclude this type of use under their general sales conditions. However, the interest of a VPN remains whole. Especially to avoid advertising tracing.

Should we protect or hide your IP address ?

A somewhat special website has recently appeared on the web. Listening to all file download tools “.torrent “He publicly displays all the files that have been downloaded for a given IP address. (http: //
No problem if you have nothing to blame yourself but the obvious demonstration of the personal nature of the IP address is made !


How to find my IP address ?

There are several ways to find your IP address. The easiest way is to visit a website like Mon-IP.This site will provide you with your IP address, as well as other information on your Internet connection. You can also find your IP address by logging into your router or by consulting your computer connection settings.

What is the IP address ?

The IP address is a series of numbers that identify your computer on the internet. It is assigned by your Internet access provider when you connect to the network. IP addresses can be static (not changing) or dynamic (changes each time you log in).

How to locate an IP address geographically ?

There are many websites that will display an IP address on a card. Most of these sites use geocoding services provided by Internet service providers and telecommunications companies. These services use databases that combine IP addresses with geographic locations.

Which can locate an IP address ?

IP addresses can be located by Internet service providers, telecommunications companies and security organizations. These organizations can use IP addresses to follow Internet connections, block unwanted content and fighting cyber attacks.

How to know who belongs to an IP address ?

IP addresses are not generally associated with a name or a physical address. However, organizations that attribute IP addresses can provide information on IP addresses owners if they are required by a legal authority.

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How to know your IP address

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The Internet Protocol Address (or Internet Protocol address), more commonly known as “IP address” or simply “IP”, corresponds to an identification number, which is attributed to any device connected to a computer network or to the Internet. It is in the form of a series of figures and makes it possible to identify the billions of online devices, computers and mobiles combined. In the same way as telephone numbers, IP addresses are essential to send and receive data online, ensuring the delivery of information from a sender to a recipient. It is thus possible to identify the devices on the Internet which send and receive information and the nature of these.

In the same way, when a user browsing a website, he must know the internet user’s IP address to send him a response. If ill -intentioned people access your IP address, this may be synonymous with data theft (banking information, identifiers, etc.), or even to the replication of your IP address to download illegal content. To browse the Internet safely, it is possible to hide your IP address thanks to the use of a VPN, which comes to apply advanced encryption to ensure data confidentiality.

Different types of IP address

Public IP address and local IP address (or private IP)

The Public IP address designates the identification number assigned to a home. This is the IP address linked to the router or otherwise called “box”. Thus, the Internet access provider (ISP) allocates an identification at each home through this. Websites use the public IP address to identify their visitors, to offer them services or to apply restrictions.

For its part, the local or private IP address is used to identify devices within a domestic or business network. This IP address is unique and is attributed, to your computer, tablet or smartphone, by the equipment which ensures the connection of a local network to the Internet. The local IP address is different from the public IP address, it represents the device you use on your network.

Dynamic IP address and fixed IP address

Dynamic or fixed IP addresses concern public IP address and are used for current navigation on the Internet. A dynamic IP address is randomly established by the Internet access provider (FAI) when a user browsing the web. This award is deleted after each session or renewed regularly and automatically.

Conversely, a fixed or static IP address means that your identification number is always the same with each of your connections on the Internet. This number is also established by your ISP, permanently. Fixed IP addresses are often provided via a paid subscription by Internet Access providers.

IPV4 address and IPv6 address

There are IPV4 addresses and IPv6 addresses. The IPV4 address is the first version of the Internet Protocol, created in 1983. This is the most used IP address type. It is in the form of a series of four numbers between 0 and 255, interspersed with points. Example: But faced with the growth of Internet users and the exponential number of connected devices, the IPV4 standard is increasingly limited.

This is why IPv6 addresses appeared. This is the latest generation of IP address, created to adorn the IPV4 addresses shortage. They come in the form of 8 hexadecimal groups, interspersed with the sign “:” and are supposed to be unlimited. Example: 2001: DB8: 0: 1234: 0: 567: 8: 1.

How to find your IP address ?

There are 2 methods to know your IP address:

Find your IP address on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS

Here is the procedure to find your IP address:

  • On Windows: click on the menu To start up >Settings >Network & Internet > Select Wireless Or Ethernet (depending on your connection type). Then click on Material properties, Then under “properties”, your IP address is displayed in front of the mention IPV4 address.
  • On Mac: click on System preferences >Network > Choose the network connection that interests you> under “State”, your IP address is displayed.
  • On Android:Settings >Connections >Wireless > Click on the noted network of the network to which you are connected, scrolle to the mention IP adress.
  • On iOS:Settings >Wireless > Click on the blue icon in front of the Wi-Fi network to which you are connected, scrolle to the mention IP adress.

Find your IP address via an online tool

Many online tools offer you to identify your IP address. This is particularly the case with the find-iP, which provides this service for free. You just need to connect to the site to see your IP address appear automatically next to the mention My IP.