IP Address is a unique logical address provided to each computer system on the internet network.
IP stands for Internet Protocol.
To communicate, send files, send emails, share informations, etc with other systems it is necessary to know where that computer is. IP address helps identify the different systems uniquely.
IP address is an identifier for a particular computer on a particular network.
Important points about IP address
IP address are unique
Two systems cannot have same IP address.
IP address are global and standardised.
All the systems connected to the internet agree to use the same scheme for establishing an address.
What is IP address of my computer?
To know the IP address of any computer execute following steps:
Go to Start
Click on Run
Type 'cmd' and press OK button
Command prompt will open
Press Enter button
You will find the result as shown in the screenshot given below.
There are two types of IP mentioned:
This address is made up of four positive whole numbers in the range of 0 to 255. Each positive whole number is separated by dot (.)
For example, 192.168.43.170 and 188.8.131.52
IP address consists of four sections seperated by periods. Each section contains a number ranging from 0 to 255. These four sections represent both the machine itself or host, and network the host is connected to.