What is an IP address and how does it work?

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What is an IP address?

An IP address is a unique id for devices that are connected to the network. Every device which is connected to the internet should have an internet IP address and Local IP address. The IP address helps to communicate one device with another device through the internet. Once the device is connected to the internet separate IP is allocated to the respective device by the internet service provider. The Internet service provider(ISP) provides the internet to the device with a unique IP address.

How IP address work?

The network is the connection of two or more devices. Each device has a unique IP address so devices can identify each other in the network, that IP address called a local IP address. The two or more networks are connected together called the internet. Each device on the internet has a local IP address and internet IP address.

How IP address work

What is a static IP address?

A static or Dedicated IP address is the unique IP address provided by the Internet Service Provider(ISP). Normal internet connection will not have the static or dedicated IP address, the IP address is unique but it will change a certain period of time. A normal internet connection is suitable for internet users. A static or Dedicated IP address is used for

Here are the two versions of IP Address

1. IPv4

An IPv4 address consists of four numbers, each of which contains one to three digits, with a single dot (.) separating each number or set of digits. Each of the four numbers can range from 0 to 255.

2. IPv6

IPv4 supports a maximum of approximately 4.3 billion unique IP addresses, IPv6 supports, in theory, a maximum number that will never run out. A theoretical maximum of 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456. To be exact. In other words, we will never run out of IP addresses again.

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An IPv6 address consists of eight groups of four hexadecimal digits. If a group consists of four zeros, the notation can be shortened using a colon to replace the zeros. Here’s an example IPv6 address:

2120:0db4:85a3:0000:0000:8b2e:0360:7454

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