There is no mystery in the IP address!
Computers are very complex devices that we use for our convenience every day and the importance of some numerical aspects is sometimes ignored. For example: a different number is given to each computer when the user is online or when it is part of a network. This number is your IP address and knowing it is like knowing where you live
Whats my IP and what are the numbers?
IP is an abbreviation of Internet Protocol and its address is formed from 4 numbers separated by dots. The format of an IP address is 32 bit numeric and each number can be from 0 to 255. IP addresses consist of two parts: the first represents a network number and is similar for more than one user (such as the number of roads)) and the second represents a different hostname for each users (such as house numbers). To increase the number of IP addresses available on large networks with many users or on small networks with few hosts, the addresses are divided into 4 classes (A, B, C, and D)
Having an IP address is like having a last name on the network. To identify computers on a network (LAN-local area network, WAN-wide area network or on the Internet) it must have an IP address. This number is similar to a telephone number or postal code. This is unique and without a device or computer it cannot be used in a networked area. In isolated networks, computers can be assigned a different random IP address, but if a private network needs to be connected to the Internet the IP must be registered so that its uniqueness is verified.
Where do I find my IP address?
Connect to sites that recognize your IP address and let you see it too. You can visit this site for example: iprelated.com. This IP Search site is very easy to use and very useful for others. IP addresses can offer a lot of information about people who enter the Internet and are involved in certain activities.
This is how illegal activity is sometimes detected and violations are reported. The IP address says less about the user if it’s dynamic because it changes every time the user signs in.
Another interesting aspect is that some people who have information from your IP address are interested in carrying your computer and using its resources. This is not impossible! They can use software that allows them to do this so it is better to hide your IP when you are online.
Who gave me my IP address?
IP addresses can be static or dynamic, meaning they can be the same every time you go online or you can change. The IP address is provided by the server through a service called DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
Although things can get very complicated when explaining numbers and their significance, this is only a small and easy to understand introduction to IP addresses that don’t involve technical terms. The importance of this detail is very high because starting from this brief explanation one can truly understand the needs and implications of IP addresses and virtual geo locations.