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Tim TroyTim Troy 

IP Restrict Access

I have been told that the Restrict IP Access on the profile page doesn't do anything. If it doesnt why is it still there?
Sunil KeshariSunil Keshari
Here is what it does from profile -

Working with Login IP Ranges in the Enhanced Profile User Interface

Available in: Enterprise, Unlimited, Developer, and Database.com Editions

User Permissions Needed
To view login IP ranges: “View Setup and Configuration”

For each profile, you can view and specify the IP addresses from which users can log in. When you define IP address restrictions for a profile, any login from an undesignated IP address is denied, and any login from a specified IP address is allowed.

On the IP Ranges page in the enhanced profile user interface, you can:

Tim TroyTim Troy
If a mobile device is out of the IP ranges why can I still log in?