Technology is improving on a daily basis. We have access to the internet more and more. If you are using the Internet, then you should know about what an IP address is and how it is being used. When we search for a website we can’t see the IP address because it is translated into an URL.
There are different IP-addresses for each network, devices under a network share the same IP address but have different MAC address. It’s a unique identifier for each device and also for internet users. There could be only one or multiple devices under a network. Just as Phone numbers allow people to talk to each other on their Smartphone or mobile phone, also, the IP addresses allow networks to communicate with each other and send data to the Internet. If there were no IP addresses, then devices would not be able to connect to the internet and could not send data! Every network has a unique IP-address.
What is Public IP and Private IP Address?
The private address is within your own home while a public address is shown outside of the house.
Just as your Internet Service Provider provides a public IP address to your network, your router provides a private IP address within your network. They both work with the same purpose, yet they are very different from each other. Let us see the main difference between the private IP address and the public IP address.
Your internet service provider (ISP) gives you a public (external) IP that is visible to the outside world whenever you go online. When requesting a web page from your device or IP, this unique IP address is sent along with it. The internet service provider (ISP) then uses this to control which web page is requested by the client. Websites will also be able to see your public IP address.
On the other hand, a private IP-address is sent by the router automatically to every device linked to the network. Your personal IP is merely noticeable in your LAN (Local Area Network) and lets data transfer to the requested device.
The Difference between IPv4 and IPv6!
The specifications for IPv6 were completed in 1998 and the Internet is still transitioning from the previous version, IPv4. It has been a long process and we still have a long way to go.
IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version Four)
You might be surprised to know that the fourth version of the Internet protocol existed since 1983. Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that it is still used for a huge majority of the Internet. IPv4 is a large internet protocol. A large number of users use this version. It uses 32 bits to create a unique IP-address. It uses numbers and separated by dots to create an IP (i.e. 18.104.22.168.).
IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version Six)
IPv6 is a new version of the internet protocol. But very few users use it. It uses 128 bits to create a new unique IP-address. It uses numbers, alphabets and is separated by colons to create an IP (i.e. 2021: 07bc: 8db5: 6a86: f399: 75ca: ed6c: fa82).
How to Change Your IP Address?
There are many ways to change the IP-address. But the easiest way to change your IP address is to use a virtual private network (VPN). If you use a VPN then it replaces your Public IP and it will be changed at that particular time. It will make your online activities fully anonymous. Your device is protected from malware as well. Virtual private network (VPN) works as a security layer too.
Step 1: Order a VPN
Go to the order page of any VPN provider and through their link grab a subscription. There are lots of plans and pricing, so just choose the best VPN plan, according to your needs. With some VPNs you can use up to five devices with one account.
Step 2: Download the VPN Software on Your Device
You will receive your VPN login credentials through Email, Simply install and setup the VPN software. Enter the username and password and start it up.
Step 3: Connect to a VPN Server
To change your IP or connect to the VPN, first, you need to choose the location. Select the location which you want to connect to. Then just click on the “Connect” button. Boom Guys! Now you are more secure. Your IP is changed successfully.