The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) is a unique address that computing devices such as personal computers, tablets, and smartphones use to identify themselves and communicate with other devices in the IP network.
Any device connected to the internet needs to have a unique IP address in order to communicate with other devices connected to the internet.
Each IP address is a unique identifier for an entity. It can be likened to a street address or telephone number.
How the IP address works
Each device connected to the Internet is assigned an IP address by the IANA, an organization that oversees all such assignments.
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Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4. and IPv6 are the two main protocols that exist for sending data over the internet.
The Internet Protocol version 4 uses a 32-bit number to represent an IP address. It specifies both the network and host addresses.
A 32-bit number is capable of providing roughly 4 billion unique numbers, and therefore a 32-bit IP address can only be used for 4 billion devices.
A new version of the IP protocol (IPv6. has been invented to offer a virtually limitless number of unique addresses.
An IP address is written in dotted-decimal notation, which is 4 sets of numbers separated by periods, each set representing 8-bit numbers ranging from 0 to 255.
A common IPv4 address is 2e. 64. 8d. 12, which is the IP address previously assigned to Entiretools.com
An IP address is divided into two parts: a network and a host address.
The network address determines how many of the 32 bits are used for the network address and the remaining bits are used for the host address.
For the purpose of addressing, the host address can be further divided into subnetwork and host number.
Class A, B, C, and CIDR networks
Traditionally, IP networks are classified as A, B, or C networks.
Computers identify classes of things based on the first three bits (A=000, B=100, C=110., while humans identify the classes of things based on the
The scarcity of IP addresses in the Internet has been replaced by classless interdomain routing (CIDR). CIDR allows for a more efficient allocation of IP addresses.
Public and Private IP Addresses
In order to keep the uniqueness of your website address and avoid conflicts, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of websites are registered with the Network Information Center (NIC).
If a device needs to be publicly identified, such as a web or mail server, it must have a globally unique IP address.
Each device, such as a printer or a desktop computer, has an IP address that’s unique to it. Those that don’t require public access are assigned a private IP address and become uniquely identifiable within one organization.
It's possible that your network printer has been assigned a private IP address, which prevents the rest of the world from printing from it.
In order for organizations to assign private IP addresses, the NIC has reserved certain address blocks for private use. A private network is a network that uses IP addresses from the private address block, defined as the IPv4 address range
The following IP blocks are reserved for private IP addresses.
All of these classful addresses will only be able to send and receive to each other without any configuration.
IP lookup on the world map
Geolocation based on IP address is a way to pinpoint the location of a computer or mobile device that's connected to the Internet.
You can locate a V4 or V6 IP and know the location of the device within a few kilometers on the world map. Using our tool, you can find out where your desired device is located.
Entiretools.com is a free service that lets you know your IP address and where it's located.
You will know your IPV4 address and IPV6 address, and find out the hostname or the port used. Your IP address will be geolocated on the world map, with details such as the country, region, or city.
We can also detect whether your IP is exposed or protected by a VPN / proxy.