IP address articles

127.0.0.1 IP Address Explained - What It Is & Why It's Important

Published: Oct. 11, 2019, 7:11 p.m. in Internet, Tutorials, IP address, Networking by Michael Golohor

IP Addresses provide a way to specify hosts in different ways. There are numerous types of IP addresses in computer networks. Today, we talk about a special-purpose IPv4 address, 127.0.0.1 which seems a little confusing. This IP address is assigned to the local system and is not accessible by other ...

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What is a Public IP Address

Published: Feb. 11, 2019, 6:11 p.m. in Internet, IP address, Networking, Home Networking by Jonathan

Back in 2010, the hacking group Anonymous was making the FBI look like a joke. Things came to a crashing halt when one of the major leaders, Sabu, made a rookie mistake. He left his public IP address exposed, and FBI agents were at his door in no time. What is a ...

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What Is a Private IP Address

Published: Feb. 6, 2019, 7:02 p.m. in IP address, Networking, Home Networking by Jonathan

There are an estimated 4.2 billion internet users in the world today. With so many users, there needs to be a way to identify and track them. IP addresses were created to allow devices to interact with the world wide web. Now, there are two types of IP addresses: public and private. As you'll ...

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How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Linux

Published: July 1, 2018, 10:26 a.m. in How-to, Router, Gateway Address, IP address by Jack Junior

If you are a heavy Internet user (who is not a heavy user these days anyway?), then it’s evident that at one point you may have felt the need to log in and access your router’s setup page so that you can make some configuration changes on it. For some, ...

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VPN Review: IPVanish

Published: June 23, 2018, 7:11 a.m. in IPVanish, Security, IP address, Reviews, Virtual Private Network (VPN) by Jonathan

There are plenty of reasons why someone might want to use a VPN service on their personal or even their work computer. Sometimes you may want to make sure no one is tracking your online movements, while other times you might just want to access restricted domains.  However, because there’s no ...

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VPN Review: HideMyAss

Published: June 10, 2018, noon in Broadband Connection, Security, IP address, Reviews, Virtual Private Network (VPN) by Jonathan

In this day and age, having a reliable VPN client is a must. With the FCC’s recent decision to repeal net neutrality, this is likely to become even more critical. A lot of VPN companies promise to secure your data and provide a safe browsing experience, but that’s not always ...

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How to Hide Your Public IP Address

Published: May 27, 2018, 12:57 p.m. in Broadband Connection, Internet, How-to, Security, IP address, Virtual Private Network (VPN) by Serina Rajagukguk

If you're reading this, it's 100% guaranteed that you have an IP address. How can I be so sure? Well, because without one, you won't be able to surf the internet at all. Once you connect to the internet, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) assigns a special ID to you. ...

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What Is an IP Address and Why Is It Important?

Published: May 12, 2018, 11:12 a.m. in Internet, IP address, Key Concepts, Networking by Serina Rajagukguk

To put things in a nutshell: An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a return address, but digital. The end. At least that's what we'd like it to be. If you're more confused than you were two seconds ago, we apologize. But we want you to understand first that the concept ...

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