What is a Public IP Address

Published: Feb. 11, 2019, 6:11 p.m. in Internet, Networking, How-to, IP address, 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 Home Networking, IP address, 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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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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What is DDNS / DynDNS and what is it used for?

Published: April 16, 2018, 3:57 p.m. in Key Concepts, Networking by Jonathan

DDNS stands for dynamic domain name system and is often referred to as dynamic DNS as well. In the simplest terms, it is the DDNS service that allows a user to access his computer over the internet, from anywhere across the globe. The service maps the domain names from the ...

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Wireless Routers 101

Published: April 9, 2018, 5:08 p.m. in Networking, Router by Jonathan

Nowadays, when someone visits your home, there is a huge chance that your visitor will ask about if you have your WiFi on. It cannot be helped. People have become too dependent on the Internet, and most of them cannot live without it. With the proliferation of smart devices that ...

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