IP Location Finder

This IP Location Finder Tool is to identify visitor's geographical location, i.e. country, region, city, latitude & longitude of city, ZIP code, time zone. You can Enter IP address IPv4 or IPv6 to get location details.

What is IPv4 Addresses :

Initially the IP address was defined as a 32 bit number. This system came to be known as IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). IPv4 uses 32-bit (four-byte) addresses, which limits the address space to 2^32 addresses. Due to this limitation and phenomenal increase in devices accessing internet IPv6 was developed in the 1990s. IPv4 addresses may be represented in any notation expressing a 32-bit integer value.They are most often written in the dot-decimal notation, which consists of four octets of the address expressed individually in decimal numbers and separated by periods.

An IPv4 address is divided into two parts: network and host address. The network address determines how many of the 32 bits are used for the network address and the remaining bits are used for the host address. The host address can further divided into subnetwork and host number.

What is IPv6 Addresses :

IPv6 addresses on the other hand are 128 bit length and are binary numbers represented in hexadecimal.With the increase in address size from 32 to 128 bits (16 octets), thus providing up to 2^128 addresses. It enables packet flow identification which is not available in IPv4. Also, the ARP( Address resolution protocol-to map IPv4 addresses to MAC address) mechanism in IPv4 is replaced with NDP( Neighbor discovery protocol).

The Difference Between IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses :

An IP address is binary numbers but can be stored as text for human readers. For example, a 32-bit numeric address (IPv4) is written in decimal as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For example, could be an IP address. IPv6 addresses are 128-bit IP address written in hexadecimal and separated by colons. An example IPv6 address could be written like this: 3ffe:1900:4545:3:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf.

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