An IP address is a set of unique numbers assigned to every device connected to the internet or a network.
These addresses can be categorized as static, dynamic, public, or private.
They enable devices to communicate with each other, whether on an internal or external network. Essentially, any device that sends or receives network traffic is assigned an IP address.
A private IP address is typically in the range of 10.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x, or 192.x.x.x. These IP addresses are reserved for private networks and are not used on the public internet.
Private IP addresses are also known as local or internal IP addresses and are used on local area networks (LANs) such as your home WiFi network.
While you can locate an IP address, the location may not always be 100% accurate. Our IP address lookup tool above provides location information such as the city and country based on your IP address.
Yes and no. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) knows your exact location, but they do not disclose this information without proper authorization.
However, a stranger on the internet cannot locate you with just your IP address. You can use our "What is my ISP" tool to find out your internet provider or read more about ISPs here.
You can enhance your online privacy by changing your IP address. Learn how a VPN works, proxy, or router can assign a different IP to any of your devices.