Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: ip address help


27 Jun 2010   #1

 
 
ip address help

how come when i try to look at my ip adress it does not show where i live it show it in the same country i thought your ip tells you were you live and how come each ip site
tells me that i am in a different location but none of them so me my real location
just wondering ant thoughts

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
how come when i try to look at my ip adress it does not show where i live it show it in the same country i thought your ip tells you were you live and how come each ip site
tells me that i am in a different location but none of them so me my real location
just wondering ant thoughts
Its not where you are but where the ISP origin point is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
how come when i try to look at my ip adress it does not show where i live it show it in the same country i thought your ip tells you were you live and how come each ip site
tells me that i am in a different location but none of them so me my real location
just wondering ant thoughts
IP addresses are not based on exact physical locations.

IP addresses are country or region specific meaning if you live in England you get an English IP address starting with 81.x.x.x or another English IP.

It turns out that my IP ISP (BT) distributes IP Addresses on a regional basis, so I in fact get an IP address from the South East of England.

When IP lookup sites tell me my location they just pick a random major town in the South East of England, it changes with every new IP. I do not get one which can pinpoint my house, road etc.

This happens because IP addresses are issued dynamically meaning that after x amount of time you get a new IP address and they are near impossible to put into a database with geographic co-ordinates attached.

Oli
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


27 Jun 2010   #4

 
 

so if someone got your ip a while ago like a month lets say they would not be able to find out where you live
i ask this coz i had a virus of on computer a month ago and i was wanting to know would they know were i live
so would they?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
so if someone got your ip a while ago like a month lets say they would not be able to find out where you live
i ask this coz i had a virus of on computer a month ago and i was wanting to know would they know were i live
so would they?

If you had a virus and it was bad enough they could read any data on your computer. They wouldnt need your ip if you have personal data on the computer.

Best defense, a good AV, a software firewall, and a nat router.


Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #6

 
 

ok it's gone now but could they know where i live if you obtained me ip a month ago
and also i changed all my password since it's gone now but like i said if they have my ip from
a month ago can they still locate were i live
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, they can't come to your house.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #8

 
 

how do you know it's kinda creepy if a hacker knewn my ip are you sure
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Please dont worry about that it will not happen. Worry about a virus and finding all the personal things in your life, Social Security number, passwords, bank accounts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should do a little reading about it...

Can Someone Find me with my IP Address?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 ip address help




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: ip address help
Thread Forum
by using my email address some one send me an email to same address Browsers & Mail
Solved Can the address bar always show the address? Customization
Solved Ip Address Network & Sharing
'No Internet Access' IP address shows router not the modem IP address Network & Sharing
Address bar Browsers & Mail
rounter address externally and ftp address?? Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33