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Excluding Internal IP Address (using "begin with...")

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Hi all,

 

So I took the Filtering course and I did research online, but I can't seem to figure out if I should use "equal to" or "begin with" my company's network IP address. The CTO told me: "The whole office's IP address is 61.92.29.111"

 

But does that mean each device's IP address is that above IP address + a few numbers in the end? E.g. Computer 1 is 61.92.29.111.1, Computer 2 is 61.92.29.111.2? So in that case I should use "begin with"

 

OR am I completely understanding this wrong? And that the original 61.92.29.111 IP address is just the public IP address for the office router/network and therefore should be "equal to"?

Thank you all so much! 

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Re: Excluding Internal IP Address (using "begin with...")

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Yes, just use the "equal to"

See the example at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034840?hl=en under "Exclude a single IP address"

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You've been given the external IP address, so yes - you need to block just that IP.

In addition, if you perform the Google search "What is my IP Address" and see something like:

2XXX:30X:378a:d510:a5aa:7a2f:a98a:XXXX
Your public IP address

...you should block your office's IPv6 IP address as well on a second filter. IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP! Always leave a "Raw" view in case a filter misbehaves. Filter other views as appropriate.

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Hi Phillip,

Thank you so much for replying. Just to confirm, I shouldn't use a "begin with" filter and simply use the "equal to" filter for 61.92.29.111? (It's some example numbers I came up with)
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Yes, just use the "equal to"

See the example at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034840?hl=en under "Exclude a single IP address"

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Director of Marketing | Nehmedia | Partner Profile

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Thanks a lot Phillip, appreciate the help!