25 C
Lagos
Monday, July 6, 2020

What Is An IP Address? Everything You Need to Know

- Advertisement - data-full-width-responsive="false">
- Advertisement -

If you have a device or computer and connect to the Internet, you will still have an IP address.

IP address (Internet Protocol Address)

This number is a unique number on all computer devices (printers, routers, modems, etc.), which identify and allow mutual communication on a computer network.

- Advertisement -

There is also a communication standard called the Internet Protocol (IP) standard. To clarify, in layman’s terms, it equals your home address. Therefore, to receive mail at home, the sender must have his proper postal address (Internet Protocol address) in your city (network), or he will not receive invoices, pizza coupons, or tax refunds.

The same goes for all computers on the Internet. However, there are data exceptions without this unique address. IP addresses, therefore, permanently assigned for a mail server / corporate server or a residence.

Or even temporarily, from a group of available addresses (on the first call, service) from your ISP. A landline number may not be available in all regions and may cost more, so contact your ISP.

DNS (Domain Name System): Internet protocol address translated into words. It is much simpler for us to remember a concept than a series of numbers. The same goes for email addresses.

For instance, it is much easier to recall a web address name like thexplorion.com than to remember 192.168.1.1. Or, in the case of an email, it is much easier to recognize from email@somedomain.com than from email@192.168.1.1

Different IP Addresses

Dynamic IP Address

Is an IP address that is not static and can change at any time. This IP address was issued by a group of IP addresses assigned by your ISP or DHCP server. It affects many customers who do not always need the same IP address for various reasons.

However, your computer will automatically receive this number when you connect to the network and save you from having to know the details of specific network settings.

Advertisement
data-full-width-responsive="true">

Assign this number to anyone using a dial-up connection, wireless connections, and broadband Internet connections. If you have to run your mail server or web server, it would be better to have a static IP address.

Static IP Address

Is an IP address that is never changed or corrected. It contrasts with a dynamic IP address that can change at any time. Most ISPs have a single static IP address or a block of static IP addresses for a few extra dollars per month.

Previous and Current Versions of IP

IP version 4

Is currently used on most network devices. However, as more and more computers access the Internet, IPv4 addresses are decreasing rapidly. As in the city, addresses have been created for new districts.

However, if your neighborhood becomes too large, you will need to create a whole new address group. IPv4 restricted to 4,294,967,296 addresses.

IPV5

Is an exploratory protocol for UNIX systems. According to the standard conventions of the UNIX edition (computer operating system), all odd versions are considered preliminary. They were never proposed for the general public.

IP version 6

Replacement of the old IPv4. The approximated number of distinctive inscriptions for IPV6 is 2 ^ 128 or 340, 282, 366, 920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456.

The old and present address standard was: 192.168.100.100. The new form is written in different ways, but it means the same thing, and they are all justifiable:

  • 1) 1080: 0: 0: 0: 0: 34: 0: 417A
  • 2) 1080: 0000: 0000: 0000: 0000: 0034: 0000: 417A
  • 3) 1080 :: 34: 0: 417A
- Advertisement -
Fadehan Emmanuel
Moore is an Associate—Editor of TheXplorion. Got a NEWS TIP related to this story — or to anything else in the world of big tech? Please e-mail him: mooreplug[at]gmail.com. You can also connect with him via the connections below the box.
- Advertisement -

Trending Now

Why You Need a Modern Backpack With Anti-theft Features?

Gone are the days when backpacks were regarded as bags for students only. Now, almost everybody carries around a backpack because they make it...
- Advertisement -

Startimes Subscription Prices, Packages and Channels List in 2020

StarTimes Nigeria is one of the popular cable TV providers in Nigeria. This service is a subsidiary of a Chinese based company called Startimes...

GB WhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus and OG WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

Checkout the new GB WhatsApp Tutorial. Hello, welcome to WhatsApp Plus, OG WhatsApp and GB WhatsApp tips and tricks. For the sake of this article,...

10 Best Places to Download Bollywood Movies

Do you spend hours watching Bollywood movies as I do? Have you been in search of the perfect sites to download the best Hindi...

Best Low Size PC Action Games For Your Old PC/Laptop With Low Specs

Gaming time is one our favorite time and nothing beats the ability to play high-quality games on our PCs but like some of our...

GB WhatsApp Pro, OG WhatsApp Pro V8.10 (GB OG Replacements) Latest Version

Good day peeps, the latest GBWhatsApp is here... and it is called the GB WhatsApp Pro Remember earlier, GB Mods the maker of GB WhatsApp...

DStv Channels List, Packages and Prices in 2020

Thousands of people in Nigeria have put their trust in DStv to provide them with the very best of television shows and programs. DStv (Digital...

How to Fix Home Key, Recent Key and Notification Bar Not Working?

There is a bug in the Android OS that dates back as far as the Lollipop Version and it is one of the most...

MyGOtv App – Manage Your GOtv Account & Subscription Easily

Multichoice Nigeria, the owners of DStv and GOtv has recently launched a new mobile application called MyGOtv, for its popular digital platform, GOtv. According to...

5 Best Under 15,000 Naira Smartphones in Nigeria

Smartphones are currently like the way of life today, and everybody needs one of them devices. The need to stay up to par with...

Screen to Body Ratio: 22 Smartphones With the Highest Screen to Body Ratio in 2020

Screen to body ratio on a smartphone screen recently turned into an important thing to consider when comparing smartphones. It became more important after...
- Advertisement -

Related Posts

Top 5 Browsers With Gesture Support for Android Devices

Mobile devices are all about increased productivity on the go, the transition from the big screen to one that fits in your palm which...

Satoshi Nakamoto: Interesting Facts You Need to Know

When there is any excellent invention or creation, everyone wants to know the person or people behind it. This has been the case with bitcoin,...

Locating a Person Has Become Easier

Numerous ways are there to locate a person through their cell number. One of the ways is to approach a cellular phone company and...

Best DisplayPort Cables in Today’s Market

DisplayPort cables are very important these days because they help you connect your video sources to mirror your footages on your display source. This...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here