In case you don’t know, a VPN works by letting you connect to one of its servers, after which — as far as the rest of the world is concerned — you’re accessing the Internet from that (VPN) server. And consequently, you get that server’s IP address.
This capability lets VPN users access geo-restricted content that could otherwise be outside of their reach. For instance, without an American IP address – you can’t access US Netflix.
With a VPN, you can first connect to a US-based server and then sign-up for Netflix. And the same goes for other services such as BBC iPlayer (connect to a UK server), though you could also use this capability to connect to some other service that may be required for business purposes — not just for entertainment.
Additionally, this same capability of changing one’s IP address lets users anonymously surf the web or download stuff using BitTorrent — or whatever else they want to do online without anyone knowing about it.
That is all cool, but how do you know your new IP address?
It is as simple as googling “what is my ip address” and voila – you’ll see your new IP address.
You can test how this works by first typing the same query in Google with a VPN turned off and later while it’s on.
Also, some VPNs let you see your IP address before clicking/tapping the “connect” button. But even if they don’t provide this capability, now you know how you can see your newly obtained IP address. It is as easy as googling anything else. Again, just type “what’s my ip address” in the Google search box and click Enter.
Easy peasy. 😉
What is even more important is to get a good VPN and for that – we suggest checking our page with the Best of the Best VPNs. It’s an easy to comprehend list and we’re sure you’ll quickly find a service that works for you. Good luck. 😉