Articles tagged: IP address

Searching an IP address

Tip of the Day: Your IP Address is No Secret

Can I get someone's name and address from their IP address?

Can I Get Someone’s Name and Address from Their IP Address?

While getting someone’s name and address from their IP address is technically possible, it’s also typically difficult and requires law enforcement.

IP v4 Address

Tip of the Day: Determine Your IP Address(es)

A Router's Role

Your Router’s Two IP Addresses

Every router has at least two IP addresses. It’s a characteristic of how routers do their jobs.

IP Reputation Report

Why Does My IP Address Have a Bad Reputation? And What Do I Do?

Email reputation for your home IP address probably doesn’t matter, and having it characterized as “poor” might even be a good thing.

The travels of a MAC address

What’s the Difference Between a MAC Address and an IP Address?

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.

Conceptual DHCP

Why Can’t I Connect with a 169.254 IP Address?

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.

DomainTools.com results

Finding the Owner of an IP Address

While you cannot find the specific owner of an IP address, I’ll look at a few tools to see what IP-related information you can get.

Ports

What’s an open port?

With one exception, having an open port is not dangerous. But the way that ports work is interesting!

Router Backside

Is My Router Acting as a DNS Server?

Some smart routers can act as a local DNS servers in an attempt to speed things up.

Stop!

I’ve been blocked because my IP address is on a blacklist. What do I do?

Finding out that you are on a blacklist can be a nightmare. So how do you get off of it?

Someone's Peeking!

Can My ISP See that I’m Using a Proxy?

It’s important to understand the terminology when it comes to masking an IP address.┬áDepending on your security needs, some need to be done differently.

Router Backside

Can I Assign an IP Address to a Hub and Router?

In this scenario, you’ll end up with two IP addresses, but the hub and router won’t each get one. I’ll explain.

How Do I Tell If My Email has Been Hacked?

It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when the hackers are covering their tracks. I’ll show you a few possible signs.

Command Prompt showing IP address

Why Doesn’t My Machine’s IP Address Match What I’m Told on the Internet?

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.

Emails Hacked!

Can an ISP tell me who’s reading my email?

It’s typically impossible for the average computer user to determine who’s reading your email, particularly since tracing through a an IP address is virtually impossible with legal assistance. The best option is securing your account from any prying eyes from the start.

Hacker

How Do I Find the IP Address of the Person Who Created a Gmail Account in My Name?

It’s not going to be easy. Only law enforcement has the ability to get full IP address information. The curious thing is, how do you have access to the email?

Global Internet

What Can People Tell from My IP Address?

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.

What’s My IP Address?

We’ll look at some of the specific information you’re making available to every website you visit, and briefly explain each.

What is “Limited Connectivity” and how do I fix it?

“Limited Connectivity” displays when your computer is having problems completing its network configuration. It might as well mean “no connectivity”.

How Do I Configure My Static IP Address?

Once you’ve been assigned a static IP address you’ll need to configure the network-connected device manually to use it. We’ll look at how.

Why Does My Home Network Only Work with One Computer at a Time?

If there is a conflict with your IP address, it could result in only one of the machines on your network working at a time.