What is Public IP address?

A public IP address is an IP address that can be accessed over the Internet. Like postal address used to deliver a postal mail to your home, a public IP address is the globally unique IP address assigned to a public device, each home, and each business office. Our local ISP is responsible and in control of public IP.

How to differentiate Public IP and Private IP?

In this scenario, your router/firewall get the public IP address. On the other hand, each of the computers, tablets, and smartphones within your internal network connected to your router (via wired or wifi) get a private IP address from your router/firewall via DHCP protocol.

Usually your Private IP will starts from

1) 192.168.0.xxx

2) 192.168.1.xxx

xxx <- can be any number from 1 to 255

How to obtain Public IP address?

There are few ways to find out your Public IP.

1) Open any browser. On the address bar, type in "www.google.com". In the Search Box, you may key in the following words

  • ip
  • whats my ip
  • whats my public ip

2) You can also you the below link to get your IP address

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