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What is the IP address that identifies your device

Knowing in a few moments the IP address that identifies the device you are using is very easy with this free tool. You don't have to enter any information, just load this page and you will find below your full IP address.

By clicking on the button containing the IP address you can copy it directly for use where you need.

The IP address is the way in which devices and websites are identified on the internet. Thanks to our completely free online service, in addition to the IP address, you have the possibility to view information about the Host as well as its approximate location.

The IP address search tool offered by My Personal IP, also gives the possibility to view information related to the client (or your device). You can check the operative system name in use on your device, the type of device (if desktop, tablet, mobile), the browser used and the size of the window, and finally the resolution of your monitor.

The IP address is:
AS14618, Inc.
20147, Ashburn, Virginia, US
America/New_York - Local time is: 19:16:45

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What is the IP address

IP means Internet Protocol . This protocol, like many others equally well known (for example HTTP, TCP, UDP, etc.) is responsible for the communications that take place on the network. In fact, they are equipped with IP address, computers, telephones, routers, servers, etc. In short, there is no device in the world that does not have an IP address as this is essential to make it communicate with another device . In a nutshell, we can define the IP address as a sort of 'license plate' that is assigned to each device so that it can be recognized and called by other devices. With My Personal IP you can at any time know the your public IP address .

Differences and similarities between public IP address and private IP address

IP addresses, whether public or private, are made up of four series of numbers interspersed with a full stop. Each series of numbers can contain digits between 0 and 255. A good example of a public IP address could be
The public IP address is associated by the Internet provider so that every device, including yours, is recognized in the immense Internet network. IP address public and private IP addresses cannot be duplicated under any circumstances. However, unlike public IP addresses, private IP addresses can repeat themselves, i.e. it may happen that the private IP address associated with a device is the same as another private network. If you think about it, in every home there is a router that assigns each device a private IP address which, however, can be identical to the one that another router assigns to the devices of a to other private network.

When was the IP address born

The IP address was introduced in the early 1980s. At that time the Internet was a private network used for fast and secure delivery of military communications. It was the time of the Cold War. Subsequently, the Internet assumed great importance even outside the military and established itself as a useful infrastructure for the exchange of civil information. The growing diffusion of connected devices (tablets, personal computers, smartphones, etc.) has almost determined the exhaustion of possible series of numbers that make up IPv4 addresses, so much so that the creation of a new generation of IP addresses, namely IPv6 ones, is necessary.

Structure of IPv6 addresses

IPv6 addresses contain eight groups of four hexadecimal digits. Groups of four hexadecimal digits are separated by colons. Compared to IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses therefore contain a greater number of digits separated from each other by colons. This series of eight groups of four hexadecimal digits is able to guarantee the creation of an enormous quantity of IPv6 addresses, practically the combinations of numbers that can be generated are almost inexhaustible.

What is a private IP address

The private IP address has the same structure as the public IP address. The main difference between the two types of addresses is that the private IP address it is fixed for each device and above all is not accessible from the Internet. To give you an example, if in an apartment there are many devices such as computers, tablets, TVs, etc. connected, via cable or via wifi, the private network assigns each of these devices a fixed and non-repeatable IP address so that they can be recognized. Here is an example of private IP addresses assigned by a router to the devices in an apartment:
First smartphone:
Second smartphone:
Third smartphone:
Smart TV:

How to find your private IP address in Windows

To know your private IP address on a Windows operating system it is necessary to follow some simple steps valid for all versions of Windows. The steps to take to find out the private IP address in Windows are the following:
In the search bar type EXECUTE or alternatively keep the Windows symbol pressed and at the same time press the R key. Click on the result. You will see that a window will open. In this box you have to write CMD.
At this point you can press the ENTER key or you can click the OK key. After this step a small black window will open and the cursor ready to write will appear. Type ipconfig and press the ENTER key.
A series of results will come out. Read them carefully and locate the line that says IPv4 address and IPv6 address.
The entries colored red correspond to your private IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

How to find your private IP address using Linux

Here are the steps to find your private IP address if you are using Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. The steps to take to find out the IP address private in Linux are as follows:
The first step involves accessing the terminal. To do this you can type the following key combination: Control + Alt + T. This is definitely the fastest way to access the terminal.
Then type the command ifconfig and press the ENTER key. The private IP addresses will appear in this order: the first red box corresponds to the IPv4 address and the second, instead, corresponds to the IPv6 address.
In some cases the ifconfig command may return an error message. This can happen because the ifconfig command is a bit out of date. If you run into this problem, follow the instructions that the system suggests or type ip addr list: you will get a different result than the one described with the ifconfig command but still you will easily identify the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

How to find your private IP address, both IPv6 and IPv4, on a Mac

To find out what is your private IPv6 address on an Apple Mac you must first log into the terminal. To do this quickly use the search icon, called Spotlight, located at the top of right of your monitor, identified by a magnifying glass icon. When the search box is open, type the command Terminal and press the ENTER key.
At this point, type the command ifconfig and click on the ENTER key. In the result the IPv6 private IP address on Mac.
To find out what is your private IPv4 address on an Apple Mac go to the dock, that is the bar at the bottom that houses all the apps and features you use most frequently, and click on the icon dedicated to system preferences. A window will open with all the system preferences, look for the Network item and click on it. Another window will open in which you will need to locate the advanced options item and click on. Another window will open containing various tabs, for example WINS, DNS, Wi-Fi, TCP/IP, etc. Click on TCP/IP and you will see the Mac's private IPv4 address appear.