Do you know what your computer’s IP address is or how to find out? It is easier than you think.
Every computer, printer or other device connected to the internet is given a number called an Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This number is used to identify (or name, if you like) all the machines using the web, as well as provide their general location.
You may have noticed that sometimes online ads are targeted to your local area. It can be a bit freaky, especially if you don’t know how they know where you are. In fact, they are using your IP address to find the location of your computer.