This tool shows you your current public IP address.
It can be useful in many cases, it’s also helpful to check your current security level (if you are using a proxy or VPN for example).
What is a public IP address?
A public IP address is an identifier assigned to your Internet router. Each device directly connected to the Internet has one. Your internet service provider assigns one to your home with your subscription.
What is the difference between a public and a private IP address?
As a general rule, you have one public IP address, used by your router on the Internet, and then each device on your local network has one private IP address. It’s private because it’s only working in your home network.
What is a 192.168.X.Y IP address?
An IP address starting with 192.168. is a private IP address, assigned to your computer by your router at home. Private IP address can also start with 10. or 172. Everything else is probably a public IP address.
Does VPN change IP address and location?
One of the main purpose of a VPN is to hide your real public IP address and location, so yes it will change it once you are connected. That’s why this tool is useful, you can check that your VPN is working correctly.