Geo IP — find out location by IP
- IP address
- What is the subnet mask?
To understand what a subnet mask is, it is necessary to know first what an IP address is — this is the identifier of each device that connects to the network so that they can interact with each other. The IP address looks like a string of numbers separated by dots, for example, 172.16.81.100.
The subnet mask is also a number, but it defines the range of IP addresses that the network can use. With its help, networks can be divided into small subnets that connect to the Internet. Simply put, the task of a subnet mask is to hide the network element of the address so that only the host element remains visible. The mask looks like this: 255.255.255.0. But the subnet mask is not part of the IP packet, so upon decryption of the IP address online this number will not be displayed.
- Why do you need Geo IP service?
The free Geo IP service allows you to check the IP address and location of any device. If you go to this page from a personal computer or smartphone, it will display your external IP and approximate geolocation: country, city, region and coordinates on the map. You can also type in any valid IP address into the line and determine the location of the computer or server to which it belongs. Please note that you can only find out the location by IP up to the city.
- How to find the address by IP address?
It is impossible to determine the exact geolocation by IP address: all services that allow finding information by IP can only find a location at the city level. Your or any other exact home address cannot be calculated by IP. This can only be done by law enforcement agencies if they contact your Internet service provider if you violate the law.
- Why is geolocation determined inaccurately?
The service determines the location based on information about IP addresses provided by Internet service providers. Therefore, the accuracy of determining geolocation depends on how accurately the data is entered into the register of IP addresses. Most often, it is impossible to determine the location more precisely than to the city level. Also, providers can provide IP addresses from other cities that are in their service to clients who are in a different region, which can lead to an erroneous city definition. Sometimes, the accuracy is not higher than the country level, since IP address registries allow not to indicate the city in the location column.
- How to find out the owner of a site by IP-address?
If you want to find out who owns the IP address of a particular web resource, use the Whois service. With it, you can find out whose IP address it is and who owns the site. However, please note that this information may be protected by privacy settings.
- Why doesn't the service display geolocation?
If checking the IP address does not show the location, then the IP address information is not in the registry. Make sure you entered the data correctly and try using the service again.