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IP Addresses

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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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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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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