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How does geolocation work?

IP Geolocation

How Does an IP Address Give Away Your Location? While it’s true that your IP address doesn’t reveal your address or identity, it can reveal to someone what city or even general area you are in…within several miles in some instances. And it does it in an instant. (Remember—only people with some technical know-how can…

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What is IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack?

“Dual-Stack” Will Deliver IPv6 Connectivity.

The Internet world is shifting to an entirely new IP address format because we’ve run completely out of current IPv4-type addresses. And it’s a serious issue. The new IP address format is called IPv6, and it’s been around for a while, waiting in the wings. The IPv6 format creates an IP address with a much…

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Dual Stack Check

IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack Test This tools checks to see if your internet connection supports both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity. The protocol with which you connected to our server is listed first. IPv4: IPv6: If this tool behaves different than you expect please contact us and let us know. Related Articles What is Dual Stack?…

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TCP/IP Simplified

As we all know, computers are a combination of hardware (computers, monitors, and modems/routers) and software applications or programs (word processing, spreadsheet/accounting programs, etc.). The same goes for networking: Both hardware and software are involved—and the heart of the networking software, which is built into your computer, is TCP/IP…the international standardized guidelines for network communications.…

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What is a TCP/IP Packet?

In its simplest form, a packet is the basic unit of information in network transmission. Most networks use TCP/IP as the network protocol, or set of rules for communication between devices, and the rules of TCP/IP require information to be split into packets that contain both a segment of data to be transferred and the…

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What is a IPv6?

5 Things to Know About the NEW IP Address Format

It’s called IPv6. Now before we go much further, let’s review the IP address just a bit. You don’t have to have a driver’s license with you to drive a car—a policeman would disagree—but that’s a fact. However, if you want to go on the Internet, you definitely do need an IP address…every time…no matter…

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What is localhost?

There is so much specialized terminology related to computers that it’s impossible for the average person to know what they mean and refer to. Fortunately, it’s also unnecessary to know all this terminology before you jump on the Internet and do whatever it is you want to do. That brings us to the computer term…

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What is a Link-Local IP Address?

Link-local IP address ranges Link-local addresses may be assigned manually or automatic operating system procedures. They are assigned most often via autoconfiguration. They are normally only used to assign IP addresses when no mechanism of address configuration exists, such as DHCP, or when another configuration method has failed. The ranges and the amount of usable…

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