If you frequently use a computer, it is possible that at some point you have wondered what is My IP? That is why today we are going to give you more information about this data and how you can find out.
What is an IP?
IP means “Internet Protocol”, It’s about a number that identifies a certain device within a network, it can be a computer, a router, a printer, etc.
The IP is made up of four numbers of up to three digits separated from each other by a period. The values of those numbers can range from 0 to 255.
It is the number that logically and hierarchically identifies the interface of a device within a network, identifying the point of connection with the Internet.
When it comes to multiple networked computers, the Public IP is the one that the router has, either cable or adsl and regardless of the computers that are connected. In the event that we only have one computer connected, the Public IP will be that of the computer.
Is the address that belongs to a private network, it is usually the IP of the network card of the computer, the router, etc.
Keep in mind that although the device has a Private IP, once it goes to the Internet it will also have a Public IP.
How to see my Public IP
To see what the Public IP is, you can do it through different web pages specialized in this matter. You can use for example the web vermiip.es
How to see my Private IP
To find out the Private IP of your device the procedure varies depending on the operating system you are using.
Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista
In this case you have to go to Start> Run and then type cmd. Once on the screen with MS-Dos style commands, type ipconfig / all, from there you can see the configuration of all the devices or network cards on your computer.
From this operating system we go to Start> Run and type winipcfg, then a window appears with the IP connection data.
We go to Applications> Accessories> Terminal and type ifconfig, the configuration of all network devices appears.
We click on the Apple logo that appears in the upper left part of the screen and go to System Preferences> Network> Configure, we choose the network card that we are using and click on TCP / IP, from there we can see the Private IP of our computer and other network configuration data.
Hide my Public IP
The easiest way to hide a Public IP is through the proxy. Those who do not have a proxy server can do so through free web proxy solutions. These are online sites that allow access urls anonymously.
There are several websites of this type, such as anonymouse.org or proxyget.com. If you check your public IP before and after entering this type of website, you will see that the result is different.
Another option to improve security is clear browsing history.