Articles in Category: Network IP Addressing
The IP address is how computers and other devices are identified on a TCP/IP network. Articles relate to IP addresses, how they work, what they are and what they do and do not tell you.
While getting someone’s name and address from their IP address is technically possible, it’s also difficult and requires law enforcement’s help.
If there is a conflict with your IP address, it could result in only one of the machines on your network connecting at a time.
A subnet mask is a way of telling your computer or router what network addresses are local and which are remote.
Slow Domain Name System (DNS) lookups can affect your apparent internet speed. Your ISP should provide fast DNS, but there are alternatives.
On a recent overseas trip, I exercised Proton VPN extensively and was very pleased with the results.
Web servers get your IP address when you visit. Whether or not that or other information can be used to identify you, specifically, depends on a lot of things.
A MAC address can easily be traced for as far as it travels — which isn’t far enough to be useful.
If it’s certain a neighbor is using your IP address without permission, you need to take steps. But first you need to make sure.
If someone threatens you because they know your IP address, it’s an empty threat.
While you can’t find the specific owner of an IP address, there are a few tools to see what IP-related information you can get.
People can tell very little from your IP address. For example, they cannot tell who or where you are. How much they can tell varies a great deal.
If you want to hide your IP address, it’s important to understand the terminology to get the results you want.
How to quickly find the DNS servers used by Windows. They’re typically specified by your ISP, but I’ll also discuss why you might change your DNS servers.
When your computer can’t get an IP address any other way, it assigns itself a 169.254 IP address. It’s a sure sign of a problem.
Thanks to popular media, many people expect much more from an IP address than is practically available. I’ll separate myth from fact.
Every router has at least two IP addresses. It’s a characteristic of how routers do their jobs.
Sometimes using a DNS service other than that provided by your ISP makes sense. I’ll show you how to make the change.
A MAC address and your IP address are both key components to networking, but they serve different purposes, and are visible in very different ways.
Ping is one of the oldest diagnostic tools. It simply validates connectivity from point A to point B, and in doing so provides additional useful information.
Even a cached version of a website could send information about you back to the original server. The thing is that we just don’t (and can’t) know.
Finding out that you are on a blacklist can be a nightmare. So how do you get off of it?
In this scenario, you’ll end up with two IP addresses, but the hub and router won’t each get one. I’ll explain.
There are several ways websites can reasonably approximate your location and serve up ads specific to locale. We’ll look at each.
Comparing your machine’s IP address to that reported by a website may result in a surprising difference. I’ll explain why that is and why it’s a good thing.
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, and is how computers request and receive “dynamic” IP addresses as well as additional configuration information.
This IP address looks like both the IPv4 address and the IPv6 address that’s been assigned to that particular network node.
We’ll look at some of the specific information you’re making available to every website you visit, and briefly explain each.
I frequently hear from people who are quite insistent that they be able to trace an IP address to the person behind it. It’s just not that simple.
Essentially “Double Natting” is what happens when you place your computer behind a NAT router which is itself, behind another NAT router. Occasionally it just happens, particularly in corporate environments where you want a small network to be isolated from the corporate network it’s on, which in turn is isolated from the internet that it’s … Read more
In case you need to test your website, there are ways that you can fake the DNS IP lookup to be able to do so. We’ll take a look at how that’s done.