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Private IP

(also private IP address, internal IP address)

Private IP definition

A public IP is an IP address the network router assigns to a user’s device. Private IP addresses allow devices on the same internal network to communicate with one another without needing to access the wider internet. The usage of private IP addresses increases network security by making it more challenging for an unauthorized host or user to connect to that network.

Specifications of a private IP address:

  • Tasks and projects within the local network are its primary focus.
  • Connects networked devices.
  • Can be defined as an IP string used by various equipment in different networks.
  • Accessing the router's or device's interface will allow you to learn more about it.
  • A router or other network device is often responsible for assigning a private IP address.
  • Free for everyone to use.

See also: hostname, IP address spoofing