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How to Find Out Who Is Hosting a Website by IP Address

Not all websites are created equal. Some may inspire you with their design and content and their high user traffic. You may feel compelled to build your own website and host it with the inspirational site’s provider. Others may include misinformation or plagiarism, and you want to see the website taken down. In both of…

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Modems vs Routers vs Switches: What’s the Difference and How Do You Keep Each Secure?

Having access to the internet has become so common now that it’s considered a basic human right by many. But that doesn’t mean setting up and maintaining a home network is easy. Home networks can’t work without specific network devices, which you probably have at least some awareness of. If you have internet access at…

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Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Static IP Address

When you access the internet on your home network, you’re almost always using a dynamic IP address. That means it changes each time you connect. Dynamic IPs are generally the default for most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) when they set up private, individual home networks. But you can get a static IP address instead, if…

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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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3 Quick Methods to Change Your IP Address for Free

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. This is part of…

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