Some of the important features of the What is My IP Address addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with What is My IP Address.
In short, What is My IP Address is a lite tool that enables you to view your public ip address in toolbar popup, uses six different third-party API engines.
4 Reasons to Use What is My IP Address
Renders your public IP address in toolbar popup UI
Uses six different ip api engines.
Has the ability to show city and country in the popup.
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
IP, or Internet Protocol, is a communication protocol for transmitting data over the internet. It is a set of rules that govern how devices communicate with each other over a network, ensuring that data transmission is reliable and efficient. IP is an important component of the internet, as it allows devices to connect and communicate with each other. It is a fundamental building block of the internet, enabling devices such as computers, smartphones, and routers to exchange data and connect to the internet.
IP operates at the network layer of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection). The OSI model is a framework used to understand and standardize the way that data is transmitted over a network. The OSI model has seven layers, each of which serves a specific purpose in the transmission of data. The network layer, where IP operates, is responsible for routing data packets to their destination. It is at this layer that IP performs its core functions, such as addressing, routing, and fragmentation. Moreover, IP is a connectionless protocol, which means that it does not establish a dedicated connection between devices before transmitting data. Instead, data is sent in the form of packets, which are independent units of data that are sent from one device to another. Each packet is labeled with an IP address, which is a unique identifier that identifies the source and destination of the packet. The IP address consists of four numbers, separated by dots, and ranges from 0 to 255 (i.e. 192.168.1.1). IP uses a routing algorithm to determine the best path for a packet to travel from its source to its destination. The routing algorithm considers factors such as network congestion, the number of hops (or network devices) that the packet needs to pass through, and the distance between the source and destination. Once the packet reaches its destination, the receiving device uses the IP address to determine where the packet came from and to whom it is addressed. The device then processes the packet and sends a response back to the sender. In addition to addressing and routing, IP also performs fragmentation and reassembly of packets. If a packet is too large to fit into a single network frame, IP will fragment the packet into multiple smaller packets that can be transmitted over the network. At the destination, the receiving device will reassemble the fragments into the original packet.
It is also important to note that your IP address can change over time. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as if you switch to a different internet service provider, if you move to a new location, or if you reset your router. If your IP address changes, you will need to update all settings or configurations that rely on your IP address, such as your router's settings, your device's network settings, or your online accounts. Additionally, it is important to understand the different types of IP addresses. There are two main types of IP addresses, static and dynamic. A static IP address is a fixed and unchanging address assigned to a device or network. This type of IP address is generally used for servers or other critical systems that need a consistent and reliable IP address. A dynamic IP address, on the other hand, is an address assigned to a device or network temporarily. This type of IP address is typically used for consumer devices and networks, as it allows for more efficient use of IP addresses and is easier to manage. In conclusion, knowing your IP address is essential for configuring your network connection and ensuring that your devices can communicate with each other. For more information about this addon, please see the FAQ items below.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is - What is My IP Address - addon?
What is My IP Address is a lite and multi-browser add-on that let you view your public IP address in toolbar popup UI. Simply open the UI and click on a desired API engine. You can view your IP address via, ipify, ip-api, seeip, amazon, geobytes and geoplugin engines. In general, all these engines should show a similar IP address. But, in some situations, they might show different IP addresses. Please note that, item number 7 in the UI can show you the current city and country as well. Moreover, if you want to see you ip address from all sources, please click on the last item.
2. How can I see my IP address?
There are several ways to see your IP address. A. On a computer, you can check your IP address by opening the command prompt and typing "ipconfig" followed by the enter key. This will display your IP address, as well as other information about your network connection. B. On a smartphone or tablet, you can check your IP address by going to the settings menu and selecting the "Wi-Fi" or "Network" option. From there, you can view your IP address under the "IP address" or "Status" section. C. You can also visit websites that display your IP address, such as whatismyip.com or myip.com. These sites will automatically detect your IP address and display it on the screen. D. You can also use online tools, apps or extensions (i.e. What is My IP Address) to check your IP address. These tools and apps are available for both computers and mobile devices, and can be easily downloaded and installed. E. Finally, you can check your IP address by checking the settings on your router. Most routers have a web-based interface that you can access by entering the router's IP address into your web browser. From the router's settings, you can view your IP address and other information about your network connection.
3. How can I download the source code for What is My IP Address?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I work with - What is My IP Address?
In order to work with What is My IP Address addon, simply click on the toolbar icon to open toolbar popup UI. Then click on a desired API engine. A – loading… - message will show up until the addon finds your ip address. As mentioned above, all API engines should render the same ip address, but sometimes if you are using an ip address masking service, such as VPN, different engines may show different ip addresses. In order to show the city and country for the current IP address, please click on the last item in the UI.
5. How does this addon work?
This addon uses six different third-party API engines to render your ip address. Please note that, unless you click on an API engine, this addon does not interact with any third party website. Moreover, it does NOT store your ip address or any other information in any remote location. However, third party websites have their own policy and rules for storing ip addresses.
6. Can I choose a custom API engines to render my ip address?
No, unfortunately, you can only use default API engines. Please note that, these api engines are among the free services available for general use.
7. Is there any options or setting page available for this addon?
No, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust.
8. Can I open each engines in a new tab showing my ip address?
Yes, please click on the blue API name in each item (end of the line) to render your API in a new tab. Please note that, the same ip is also rendered in toolbar popup UI.
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