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January 31, 2012

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IP address

An IP (Internet protocol) address is a number assigned to a device connected to the Internet. Websites use this to send the information that you’ve requested back to your computer, rather than a different computer down the road or halfway around the world.

Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country, county and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Unlike your home address, though, most people’s IP addresses are dynamically assigned—they change regularly.

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Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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