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MOBICIPNEWS on May 31, 2013

Mobicip allows you to whitelist a network (typically a school or business network) and exempt it from filtering. This allows the administration to filter the internet when at school and the parent elsewhere. A previous newsletter announcing this feature brought up a set of questions, especially from parents of kids in a 1:1 iPad or BYOD program.

  • What is a Public IP address?
  • How can I find it?
  • How can I find my school's Public IP address?

Public IP Address

The Internet Protocol(IP) address is the web equivalent of a snail mail address. It is used to uniquely identify a computer connected to a network. A public IP address is used to uniquely identify a network on the internet. It allows the managers of the internet (the routers and DNS servers, that is) to do their magic and make sure the right traffic goes to the right place.

My Public IP Address

Visit WhatIsMyIPAddress.com to identify the public IP address of the network you are on.

My School's Public IP Address

The best way to identify the public IP address of your school's network is to ask for it. Let the IT administrator at your school or business know that you are using Mobicip to create a protected internet environment for the BYOD program. Point them to this tutorial that describes the network whitelist feature and how it can help the school share responsibility with the parent on internet safety.
Mobicip Safe Browser On Exempted Network Screenshot
Once you get the IP address, login at mobicip.com, select Settings > Networks and add to the whitelist. You will see that Mobicip's Safe Browser displays a green bar on top when on whitelisted network.

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