Your IP address is shown below along with information we found during the trace of your IP such as location and area code. Keep in mind that we are tracing your current IP and if you’re using a proxy server1 then we’ll report information on that IP rather than your computer’s address.
I’m showing that your IP address is 188.8.131.52 and that you are currently in Ashburn, Virginia with timezone of America/New_York.
In the map below, it shows where your IP address seems to be located.
Comcast and other internet service providers have an internal network which you attach to at your home, but the IP address assigned to you doesn’t hit the world wide web until it gets to another location, so the map may show something miles away from your home. Comcast knows exactly what IP address is assigned to your router, so if you think you have some type of anonymity because the location is off, you don’t!
Oh, and if you think that information is private and impossible to get, think again – it’s not hard for someone to file a lawsuit against “John Doe” pro se with the necessary paperwork and obtain your information. Maybe you think you can go to a cafe and jump on their wireless and be anonymous – guess what, your computer’s MAC address will still give you away…
Your Natted IP
Want to know what your IP address is behind your router? Yes, it may be possible for others to see that IP and we have a page to test it. It was originally on this page, but because of the way Java works, but moved to our software audit page, which shows your IP address behind your router (depending on your setup).
* Visit our digital footprint section to test for your Internal IP Address and find out what else sites track you with!
When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives away the computer address where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s “IP address.” For most users accessing the Internet, this IP address will change every time you log in. A constantly changing IP address is referred to as a Dynamic IP Address.
What’s My IP Address Made Of?
IP addresses are created and managed by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). There are regional registries which are given ‘super blocks’. These regional units then allocate smaller blocks to ISP’s.
IPv4 uses 32-bit (4 byte addresses) that limit the number of addresses to 4,294,967,296 (232) possible ‘what’s my ip’ combinations. However, many of these addresses are reserved for special reasons, such as private networks or multicast addresses (~19 million addresses). Because of this, the total number of IP addy’s that can be given to public addressing a shortage of IPv4 address seems likely.
Your IP addresses is likely assigned by your internet service providers (ISP) and because they are registered, can be used to track most internet connected computers. IP addresses are often hard to remember, so they are often assigned a Host Name.
Whats an IP Address?
Easy to understand explanation of an IP Address for the novice!
1A proxy server is a service that takes your computer’s request for internet information and fulfills that request using a different IP. These services are used to hide your information so that websites can’t track your activity or patterns; however, your footprint may bypass the proxy server and show your true IP address!