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Geofencing Explained: All You Need to Know

More and more, apps and services are using our locations to deliver information to us. Triggering alerts, ads, or notifications based on geographic location is known as geofencing, and you’ve likely encountered it at least once today. Most of the time, geofencing is harmless. It can be helpful, like when you use a child location…

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Enabling and Disabling Geolocation in Your Browser

How often do websites ask you for your location? Probably more often than you think. By changing just one setting in your web browser, you can prevent websites from accessing your location (and stop those annoying pop-ups from your browser asking for permission to share your location). This guide covers how to turn off location…

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Changing IP Address

You’ll be amazed at what can happen. The more you learn about why people want to hide their IP addresses, the more you should be convinced to give it a try yourself. Just in case you’re new to this topic, there are more than a few reasons you might want to hide your IP addresses…

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What is a IPv6?

IPv6 Works-Arounds

IPv6 made headlines in the summer of 2015 when ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) announced that there were no more allotments of the common IP addresses (IPv4) to distribute to organizations. Over the past 25 years, millions of IP addresses have been distributed, even though not all of them have been used. Thankfully, the…

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What is a Private IP Address?

What is Private IP Addresses: Understanding & Uses

If you were searching for information on an IP address such as or, you’re most likely looking for a private IP address, not a public one. Because — and you may not realize this — you have both a public and a private IP address for your home network. Sounds confusing — how…

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WAN IP Address. LAN IP Address. What

Difference LAN & WAN: Explaining Network Types

What do you mean I have two IP addresses? One day, as you’re poking around your computer’s networking preferences or maybe hooking up a new router, you might suddenly become aware of an interesting bit of information. There are two different IP addresses involved with you’re getting online and connected to the world. There’s the…

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Change IP Address

Why Does Your IP Address Change Now and Then?

For most of us who are everyday computer users, our IP addresses are provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP), typically a cable company such as Cox Communications, Time-Warner Cable or a phone company such as AT&T. Once you set up an account with an ISP, they will automatically assign you a unique IP address.…

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How does geolocation work?

Geolocation Accuracy Stats

Summary of user-reported accuracy of geolocation services over the past 90 days. Distance W3C Quova MaxMind IP2Location 0-2 km 49% 58% 33% 26% 2-10 km 8% 13% 10% 8% 10-25 km 4% 4% 7% 5% 25-50 km 3% 3% 5% 8% 50-100 km 3% 3% 5% 5% 100-250 km 3% 3% 7% 7% 250-500 km…

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