What is my IP address location?

Posted by TrueVPN on 2020-04-13

What is my IP address location?

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    Changing your IP Address and hiding your location

    All you need to do to easy hide your IP Address is a Virtual Private Network — VPN.

With a VPN, you can change your IP address as if you are actually in a different place. Using a VPN, you direct your Internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel, so even your Internet service provider can’t track your online activity.

The VPN disguises your location as the location of the server you are using. For example, if you are in Ireland and you are connecting to a VPN in Germany, it will look like you are in Germany right now.

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There are many advantages to using a TrueVPN to hide your IP and location:

  • TrueVPN conceals your real location
  • TrueVPN encrypts your internet data so you can go online with more security
  • TrueVPN allows you to easily switch between virtual locations, giving you a fuller internet experience, unfettered by censorship or other firewall restrictions

What is an IP address?

A unique number that is assigned to all devices (for example, a tablet, phone, or computer) when they connect to the Internet is called the Internet Protocol Address (IP Address).

IPv4 vs. IPv6 addresses

Currently, two versions of the Internet Protocol are used:

1. IP Version 4 (IPv4)
2. IP Version 6 (IPv6)

Both of these Protocols perform two main functions — location identification and addressing.

IPv4

The main difference between IPv4 and IPv6 is the number of valid addresses. 4 billion for IPv4 (since it uses 32 bits). And 3, 4x1038 possible addresses for IPv6 (since it uses 128 bits). It is worth mentioning that IPv6 was introduced relatively recently — in 1995.

Can I go online without public IP Address?

No. But you can change your public IP Address using best free vpn TrueVPN.

The system is developed in such a way that to access the Internet, each device must have a public IP address assigned to it. IP Address applies to no more than 2 devices — the sender and recipient of internet communications — to find and exchange information with each other.

*For example, the magazine distributor (sender) will need your address to send copies to the recipient (you) if you subscribe to the magazine. Without your address, distributors would not 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.

Public vs. Private IP Addresses

Private IP Addresses are used by private networks to identify and exchange information between computers and devices (printers, for example) that are not connected to the Internet.

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Each device (or computer) on the home network is assigned a unique private IP Address, so it can communicate with everyone else, but nothing outside the local network can see them or establish a connection.

Your vpn router assigns a private IP address to everything on your home network via the DHCP Protocol.

*The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is a network management protocol used on Internet Protocol networks whereby a DHCP server dynamically assigns an IP Address and other network configuration parameters to each device on a network, so they can communicate with other IP networks.*

Certain ranges of numbers are only available for use as a private IP Address.

What your IP address can reveal about you and your location?

Your IP address reveals some pretty in-depth information about your location:

  • City
  • Country
  • State/Province
  • ZIP/Postal code

The websites you visit have more opportunities to collect information about you. By combining your IP Address with other information gathered from metadata, cookies, trackers, and browser fingerprinting tactics, website owners, marketers, and advertisers can create a fairly detailed profile about you.

This way they get information about your location, the websites you visit, the files you view, your interests, your social circle, and so on. Using the collected information, it will be easier for them to provide you with targeted content or advertising, as well as sell your data to the best bidder.

ISPs are privy to even more information. You’re a customer, it knows your name, address, phone number, credit card number, bank account details, credit history, and potentially even more.

Countries such as Australia and the UK have required Internet service providers to keep logs of users Internet activity and hand them over without a warrant to any requesting government Agency. If you’re browsing websites that aren’t HTTPS-secure, your ISP can see the individual unencrypted webpages you’re visiting.

Even if you’re browsing websites that are HTTPS-secured, your ISP can still monitor the domains you’re visiting (but not the individual pages).

Try TrueVPN for a private connection

TrueVPN provides a huge selection of servers around the world, the lists of which are constantly updated.

A strict policy to keep no activity and no connection logs ensures that no one can see what you browse online, and best-in-class 256-bit encryption means your data is as secure as it can be.

Want to have anonymous Internet access, secure networking, and secure chat? Join TrueVPN, and we will protect you!