How to Find Your Residential IP Address?

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There’s a lot of discussion about residential IP addresses these days. And if you’ve been following the TuxlerVPN blog, you already know what’s the deal about it.

In a nutshell, local ISPs generate residential IP addresses, which are gathered and used to route web traffic by VPN providers for their users. Such domestic IP addresses do a better job at hiding your IP address than server IPs, thus making the web more freely accessible. Think bypassing a streaming site’s geofence.

In all that technicality, have you wondered what it means for your IP address? If your connection is from a local ISP, you are on a residential IP address. But how can you know for sure?

How can you confirm? How can you find out your residential IP address?

Read on to find out…

Where to Find Your IP Address?

Finding your IP address is easy. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Visit
  2. Check your IPv4 or IPv6 address

You may see additional information about your connection such as the provider and location. This information can help you know if your IP address is residential or not.

Pro Tip – Visiting the official TuxlerVPN website is also a one-step way to check your IP address. Just check the IP in the header. 

How to Know If Your IP Address is Residential?

The process to check your residential IP address is the same as the one outlined above. All you need to do is check if the provider is an actual ISP or not. While you cannot find the exact physical address attached to your IP address, you can check the location to make out its residential nature.

detect residential IP addresses by checking the ISP

Once you see an ISP’s name in your IP address WHOIS test, you can check whether it’s an actual broadband provider or not. If it is, you can be 100% sure that your IP address is residential. You can read our VPN testing guide for more tips on how to do this easily and more effectively. 

Checking your IP address now and then is recommended so that you can verify that you’re always connected to your VPN’s tunnel. In some cases, it may look like you are connected to a VPN, but your IP address may still be leaking.  

To avoid IP and DNS leaks, opt for a better VPN provider. Check out TuxlerVPN Premium and say goodbye to compromised online privacy forever. 

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