My IP Address

Your public IP address : 34.204.193.85

Your IP address (short for Internet Protocol address) is used to identify computers and mobile phones on the Internet.

Your country : US

How Do I Find Out My IP Using A Mac OS X or UNIX Shell Prompt?

Use the following OS X/Linux/Unix command to see your IPv4/IPv6 address:
lynx --dump http://www.cyberciti.biz/files/what-is-my-ip-address.php | grep 'Your.*IP.add' | awk -F':' '{print $2}'
To print your country name, enter:
lynx --dump http://www.cyberciti.biz/files/what-is-my-ip-address.php | grep 'country' | cut -d: -f2

See PHP source code here.

What is an IP address?

An IP address is nothing but a numeric number provided to identify your computer, WiFI router, ISP router, mobile phone, and any other devices on a computer network such as the Internet. We can compare it to a postal address or zip/pin code.

How does an IP address works on the Internet?

Say one of our friends needs to meet us, but they don't know our home address. So our friend asks for our address, and then we give our address like:
1600 Main Building, Mountain View, CA, USA.
After giving the address, our friend can quickly locate our address. The same logic applied in the case of the Internet. Every network is assigned an IP address.

What an IP address looks like

The IP address divided into public and private addresses. Here are some examples:

Static IP addrress

A permanent internet address can't be changed. Typically websites, blogs, and critical devices on the Internet have a permanent public internet address. A small home network or offices may have a permanent private IP address for ease of management.

Dynamic IP Address

It is a temporary internet address. It assigned by a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. Typically your mobile devices (3G/4G/5G) and home internet connections have a temporary public internet address. Your WiFi router also gives out the temporary private IP address.

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