Internet Speed & Latency Test

IP, IP address and IP number

Due to the protocol used in internet connections, called TC / IP protocol, each device connected to the network is assigned a numeric label in order to differentiate it from others. This label, that identifies it in a logical and hierarchical manner,is called IP address.

The purpose of an the IP address is to unambiguously identify the device that has requested or sent a given data packet, we could say it is the equivalent of the home address of any of us.

Currently It is using the IP version 4, known as IPv4, in this version, the addresses are expressed as a 32 bit binary number allowing an address space of 4,294,967,296 (232) possible directions.

Addresses can be expressed as decimal numbers: 32 address bits are divided into four octets.

The decimal value of each octet is in the range of 0 to 255 [the highest binary number of 8 bits is 11111111 and those bits, from left to right, have decimal values of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 , 64 and 128, which adds 255].

In the IPv4 address decimal expression, each octet is separated by a single character ".". Each of these octets can be between 0 and 255, with some exceptions. Leading zeros, if any, can be ignored.

In this architecture there are three classes of IP addresses: Class A, Class B and Class C:

  • In a Class A network, the first octet is assigned to identify the network, reserving the last three octets (24 bits) to be allocated to hosts, so that the maximum number of hosts is 224-2 (excluding the address reserved for broadcast (last octets in 255) and network (last octets in 0)), that is, 16 777 214 hosts.
  • In a class B network, the first two octets are allocated for identifying the network, reserving the final two octets (16 bits) to be allocated to hosts, so that the maximum number of hosts is 216-2, or 65,534 hosts.
  • In a Class C network, the first three octets are assigned to identify the network, reserving the final octet (8 bits) to be assigned to hosts, so that the maximum number of hosts is 28-2, or 254 hosts.

What is a dynamic or static IP?

What is a dynamic IP?

As we have seen, one of the drawbacks of this protocol is the physical limitation of the number of devices that can be assigned to an IP address, for this reason arose what is called a dynamic IP address, that is to say an address of a maximum duration in the given time.

This address is assigned by your Internet service provider or by a DHCP server that provides configuration parameters specific for each customer who wishes to participate in the IP network. Among these parameters has located the IP address of the client.

Dynamic IP is currently offered by most operators. The DHCP service Server can be configured to renew the assigned addresses every given time.


  • Reduction in operating costs for Internet service providers (ISP).
  • Reduction of the number of inactive (permanently) assigned IP.


  • It forces you to depend on the services that redirect a host to an IP.

What is a static IP?

In some cases, it is desirable that our IP address does not change, so it is necessary to use a static IP address that is an IP address that never changes. Service providers or ISPs offer this type of service for an additional monthly amount.

Surely more than once you wanted to hide your IP, surf the Web anonymously to protect your privacy, but did not know how. By hiding or changing your IP, and protect our privacy, it can also be useful to browse some sites that restrict their services and are only available to certain countries.

There are many ways to hide your IP address online, but first you must know your IP and have your IP geolocated.

How to find out my IP?

To find your own IP address click here, and check Your IP field on the table.. Every PC connected to the Internet has a unique identifying number called "IP address". In most networks the IP address of a PC has been always the same, but you need to determine if your IP is dynamic or static, depending on your ISP you will have a dynamic IP, it changes every time you restart the router.

How to hide my IP

Anonymous Proxies

There are web services that you just write the URL you want to visit and it changes our IP, is a web proxy.

Hidemyass is a web proxy which allows us to access websites without a trace of our own navigation, hiding our IP as you will navigate through the web proxy IP.


  • Anonymous Navigation: Using a web proxy gives you total anonymity when surfing the Internet, because, for the destination server or website that will be connecting it will be the proxy itself that is visiting the site.
  • Speed response time: Proxy Servers can create a cache that avoids the identical information transfers between servers for a certain time, so surely browsing through a proxy with cache significantly accelerates the loading time of the destination web.
  • Content Filtering: The proxy server can filter the pages or contents being based on restriction criteria set by the user before starting navigation such as preventing downloading images or scripts among others.
  • Other web proxies:

When surfing with anonymous proxies, we can also visit websites banned in our country or location, some universities, colleges, workplaces or other, provide only limited access to Internet users, for security and / or productivity.

Anonymous proxies to hide your IP:

  • Public Proxy Servers
  • Stay Invisible
  • Centurian
  • These addresses are not anonymous proxies, but contain a list of proxies, allowing us to use their filters by country, being able to use this information in some applications and web browsers.

Anonymous popular proxies

The performance of a connection will never be 100%. Bear in mind that in these types of connections (analog modem, ISDN, ADSL, etc.) use various protocols (PPP, TCP / IP) that occupy bandwidth (between 2% and 20% of the 100% of the total, depending on the type of connection or the protocol used), thus the bandwidth usable for downloading data is reduced. The results shown in this test correspond to the usable bandwidth, IE, this equates to the speed of information transfer, and not to the access speed. In addition there are other no measurable factors that may contribute to reduce the speed of the connection, such as congestion in the network, electromagnetic interference, etc... which also influence the final result.

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