What is my VPN IP Address and how do I Hide It

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To the average web surfer the technical jargon surrounding VPNs can be quite confusing. It is actually quite simple to understand how VPNs work and how you connect to the internet. WOW IS LIFE Find out what your IP address is and how to conceal it with a VPN.

IP addresses explained

Your Internet Protocol (IP), address isn't something you should be thinking about. It's always there, with layers of technology on top to make browsing on the internet more comfortable for users.

You aren't connected to the internet at all time. You connect to a network, usually a home or office, or sometimes an open network, such as in a coffee shop that's connected to the internet through an internet service provider (ISP).

Most of the time, you connect to the internet via the router. This router assigns private IP addresses to every device on the network.

This allows it to route data between devices so the right content gets delivered to the correct location. Your ISP assigns a public IP address to websites. This serves as an identifier for your entire network. This public IP address contains information such as the ISP it belongs to as well as the general location of the server you're connected to, which could be a city or zip code.

This means that hiding your IP address is trying to hide the network to which you are connected, as well as the information associated with it.

So how do I hide my IP address?

Hiding your IP address is quite simple You can use a VPN or virtual private network.

When you connect to a VPN and send encrypted requests which your ISP forwards to one of your VPN's servers which will then forward them to their destination. During this process, the VPN masks your public IP address behind its own, so that when your requests arrive, they look like they're coming from the server instead of from your network.

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This is a good thing If you're trying to access geo-restricted content Simply connect to a server within the region you're required to be in, and you'll be in good shape.

What can I do to hide my VPN IP?

Some websites attempt to block access via VPNs by recording IP addresses that belong to VPN servers.

If you've ever received such a message you'll know what I'm talking about.

This might lead you to believe that you need to hide the IP address of your VPN also, but that isn't the best option. A VPN connection is necessary to connect web traffic.