In case you don’t know, a VPN works by letting you connect to one of its servers, after which — as far as the rest of the world is concerned — you’re accessing the Internet from that (VPN) server. And consequently, you get that server’s IP address.
A VPN masks your IP address and enables you to access geo-blocked content. It also encrypts your data and protects your IP and online activities from third-parties. But, there may be some technical flaws, and a VPN might leak your IP address or location. In case, if a VPN is not protecting your security then there is no use of it. IP Address: 22.214.171.124 Hide my IP with VPN: IP Location: Redmond, Washington (US) Host Name: msnbot-207-46-13-22.search.msn.com: Proxy: 126.96.36.199: Device Type.
This capability lets VPN users access geo-restricted content that could otherwise be outside of their reach. For instance, without an American IP address – you can’t access US Netflix.
With a VPN, you can first connect to a US-based server and then sign-up for Netflix. And the same goes for other services such as BBC iPlayer (connect to a UK server), though you could also use this capability to connect to some other service that may be required for business purposes — not just for entertainment.
Additionally, this same capability of changing one’s IP address lets users anonymously surf the web or download stuff using BitTorrent — or whatever else they want to do online without anyone knowing about it.
That is all cool, but how do you know your new IP address?
It is as simple as googling “what is my ip address” and voila – you’ll see your new IP address.
You can test how this works by first typing the same query in Google with a VPN turned off and later while it’s on.
Also, some VPNs let you see your IP address before clicking/tapping the “connect” button. But even if they don’t provide this capability, now you know how you can see your newly obtained IP address. It is as easy as googling anything else. Again, just type “what’s my ip address” in the Google search box and click Enter.
Easy peasy. 😉
What is even more important is to get a good VPN and for that – we suggest checking our page with the Best of the Best VPNs. It’s an easy to comprehend list and we’re sure you’ll quickly find a service that works for you. Good luck. 😉
Most modern browsers implement the geolocation API aas defined by the W3C which enables browsers to detect the geographic location of the device. This enables web services that rely on location information to function correctly. The specification doesn’t define the location sources but the following are commonly used:
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Available Wi-Fi networks and signal strengths
- GSM/CDMA cell IDs
- IP address
If you are connected to IVPN the IP address lookup should return the location of the VPN server. However, if your browser is configured to use any of the alternate location sources then your actual location may be revealed to web services. Most commonly your Wi-Fi network information will be used as there are large databases that map Wi-Fi networks to a geographic location (usually created by cars with GPS & Wi-Fi e.g. Google Street View cars).
How to disable geolocation in browsers?
- Click the Chrome menu button on the browser toolbar (with the 3 dots).
- Click on
- Scroll down and click on
- In the ‘Privacy and security’ section, click
- Click ‘Location’ and toggle ‘Ask before accessing’ to ‘Blocked’.
For further information see Google’s location sharing page.
- In the URL bar, type
- In the search bar type
- Double click on the geo.enabled preference. Location-Aware Browsing should now be disabled.
For further information see the Firefox Location-Aware Browsing page.
- Open the Tools menu by clicking on the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
- Open the
- Under Location, select the option
Never Allow Websites To Request Your Physical Location.
Check My Vpn Location
- Hit the
Windowsbutton & select
- Navigate to
Locationand toggle location to
For further information see the Windows 10 location service and privacy: FAQ.
System Preferencesfrom the Apple () menu.
- Click the
Security & Privacyicon in the System Preferences window.
- Click the
- If the padlock icon in the lower left is locked
, click it and enter an admin name and password to unlock it
- Uncheck ‘Safari’ to disable geolocation.
What Is My Vpn Location Now
- In the URL bar, type
- In the Preferences Editor, expand the
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