An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a set of numbers that identify your device (computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other devices that connect to the internet). A protocol is basically a set of rules that help devices communicate with each other. Your IP address is unique just like your home mailing address. In fact, IP addresses are very similar to mailing addresses because they are unique and specify a location. Your IP address is your identity and your location on the internet. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) assigns you an IP address based on your location. Your ISP is the only entity that knows your actual home address and name. Your IP address shows your Geolocation to any device or website to connect to from the internet. Your location from your IP address is generally shown as what city and the actual physical location is not known. For example if you visit a website for online shopping they can detect your IP address and show you specific results based on your general location. Some shopping sites give you different prices on items just based on your location. Going into more detail about IP numbers can get really confusing.
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