If there is something we all have at home, it's a roadmap, be it one promised by our conductor or a different one we've added. It's the team that provides us Internet connection and local network making, for example, accessing streaming services, playing online, on the web, making video calls, syncing "smart" home devices, etc.
And when you talk about routers and Internet connectivity, there is something very important so that the network knows who we are: IP address ("Internet Protocol", or similarly, "Internet Protocol"), a type of "registration" to identify you when connected. Keep in mind, however, that there are two types of IP addresses, Public IP and Private IP, we will learn how to get some of them from an Android phone.
What is Public IP and how to find out
Public IP the address provided by your ISP
There are structured public IPs, but most of the time they are powerful and constantly changing without even realizing it
There are structured public IPs, but most often they are dynamic and changing without even realizing it from time to time. In any case, the easiest way to find your own is to do it with a special page on it. Two examples are & # 39; See my IP or & # 39; CualEsMiIP.com & # 39 ;, they just installed they show you the Public IP by default and they let you know if you look at a proxy hiding your real IP.
What is a private IP and how to find out
Private IP, meanwhile, is the one used on private networks such as the one you build in your home to connect a few devices over WiFi. Therefore, each connected device (smartphone, printer, tablet, etc.) has its own IP.
Each device connected to a home WiFi network (smartphone, printer, tablet, etc.) has its own IP
These IP addresses are created four groups of numbers are divided into three dots which can vary between 0 and 255. Private Class A IPs are reserved for large networks, such as international companies, while Class B networks are intermediate networks, similar to those at universities. We are interested in Class C addresses, which are often used on smaller and home networks, that is, your home router.
- In pure Android: Checking public IP from a mobile phone with pure Android (Android One or Android stock) is very easy. Just install & # 39; Settings & # 39;> & # 39; Networks & Internet & # 39;, click on & # 39; WiFi & # 39;> your network name and we have access to & # 39; Advanced & # 39 ;. There you will see all network information, including & # 39; IP & # 39;
- On a portable Huawei: The Huawei layer is probably one of the most obscure ones with our own private IP, but knowing where to look, is also very easy. You must install & # 39; Settings & # 39;> & # 39; System & # 39; then click & # 39; About Phone & # 39;> & # 39; Status & # 39; There, we will find all kinds of information about our destiny and the network connected to it.
- Download on mobile: The process in the Samsung-customized UI U-system is very similar to pure Android. Just enter Settings> Connectors, click on WiFi and the name of our WiFi network. There we will see all the information about him.
- On mobile Xiaomi: One of the most popular layers is that of Xiaomi, which gives us a much simpler way than Pure Android to communicate with a private IP. Just install & # 39; Settings & # 39;> & # 39; Wi-Fi & # 39; and then click on the network we're connected to. There, we can see the IP address.