What Is An IP Address?

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Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are used by computers to find each other over the Internet. Think of it like a street address, but for computers and other networked devices.

When you connect to the Internet, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) assigns you a unique IP address. This is so that it knows which user is requesting which webpage.

Every time you navigate to a webpage, your computer sends out a request for that content, and your IP address is included in the request. Most ISPs will pass along your IP address to the websites you visit. This means that websites will generally have access to your IP address and can use it to look up your country and sometimes state or city that you are located in (but usually nothing more detailed than that).

Your IP address is:

View the IP address Wiki for more in-depth information.
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