Your IP Address is:

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Canyouseeme tool:

Canyouseeme is a simple and free online tool for checking your current IP address. The IP address that you see above is the actual address that you are using over the web. It unique the device you are using (Computer, Laptop, Mobile phone, Tablet, etc) over the internet. We also added a small script to detect if your IP is correctly behind a proxy or VPN.

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What is an IP address?

An IP address is a numerical label assigned to every device connected to a network. There are 2 types of IP addresses, IPv4 and IPv6. In networking IP (Internet Protocol) is used for communication. the canyouseeme tool shows your current IP address.

The IP address has 2 main functions:

  1. Host or network interface identification – In a local area network, each device has its own IP address that distinguishes it from others, this is also true on the Internat.
  2. Location addressing – Each county has a scope of IP address, using a list of IP addresses to Location it is possible to know where the device is located over the globe. The deeper information you have the better the position of the device you get. Like a city or even a street (ISP location).

What is a proxy?

A proxy or proxy server can be a dedicated appliance or an application based server that stands between the client request to the actual remote server. This means that the client wants to open a website, for example, the browser request is sent to the proxy server, the proxy server sends the request to the webserver that holds the site downloading the data on the proxy server and transfer the data to the client.
Using a proxy you can hide your real IP address. It can also behave as another layer of security. The proxy server downloads the files, scan them and only if they are clean it sends them to the client.