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How to check if Internet Service Provider assigns you a public IP address?

What is Public IP address?

All IPv4 addresses can be divided into two major groups: global (or public, external) — those that are used on the Internet, and private (or local, internal) addresses — those that are used in the local area network (LAN).

A public IP address is an IP address that is used to access the Internet. Public IP addresses can be routed on the Internet, unlike private addresses.

The presence of a public IP address on your router will allow you to organize your own server (VPN, FTP, WEB, etc.), remote access to your computer, video surveillance cameras, and get access to them from anywhere on the global network.

How to check if Internet Service Provider assigns you a public IP address?

Method 1:

Ask your Internet Service Provider directly.

Method 2:

Check the two IP addresses below to see if they are the same, otherwise you don't have a public IP.

  • Search my ip address on Google, or access our IP tools https://tool.gl-inet.com/ip

  • Access the main router, you can find the WAN IP address.

We use GL.iNet router as the main router, if you found WAN IP address is same as the IP Address on the Internet page run on Google before, then 42xxxxx is your Public IP.

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