What is an Asian/Australian IP address?
Every device connected to the Internet uses an IP address to be identified in the large network that forms the Internet. Moreover, every ISP (Internet Service Provider) has assigned a range of IP addresses that it distributes to its subscribers. The assignment of an IP block is done geographically, thus, the location of every device connected to the Internet that uses a certain IP address is known with a fair precision.
An Asian/Australian IP address is an IP that is assigned to an ISP or hosting provider that provides Internet services in countries from Asia or Australia.
For example, in Australia the most common IP addresses have the following format:
- 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199
- 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206
- 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168
- 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199
- 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206
If you are interested in finding more info regarding the Australian IP blocks you should check this post.
Why would you need an Asian/Australian IP address from your VPN provider?
There are several reasons one could consider when searching for an Asian/Australian IP address. Let’s take them one by one.
Protecting online privacy while browsing
Using a VPN when accessing the Internet from public places is a must. VPN services are protecting you from hackers.
Why connect to a server in Asia or Australia? By encrypting the data you lose to the connection speed. And the distance to the server you are connecting to is also important. Thus, if you are located in Asia or Australia you should choose a server that is closed to your location and minimize the speed loss.
Accessing restricted streaming sites
That is probably an important reason for many users. There are a lot of streaming channels that are restricted to users located in Asia and Australia.
Asian/Australian IP VPN providers
Here is a list of several VPN services that offer access to servers located in Asia and Australia:
Do you know other good VPN services that offer Asian/Australian IP addresses? Let us know in the comments below.