What can someone gain by seeing my IP address, my subnet mask and my gateway?

I need to get my Xbox 360 connected and need to post this information

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  • 1 month ago

    What are you connecting to? As in what kind of network are you using to connect?

    Your public IP address will identify where it is based out of. It will not show your exact location, just your approximate town/city. And even then it may not be accurate. Your private IP address will only be usable within the local network. It is completely useless outside of it, so that's why there's a router. The gateway is typically the router's IP address. The subnet mask is used to separate networks in an IP network.

    In short: Don't worry about it.

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