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What is an IP Address?

Today the world growing fast and the number of user which using internet is increasing .So the use of computer is increasing also that means use of internet or broadband also increasing .So the term is important in internet is IP address.

You heard about IP address .The internet depends upon the IP address.  When you heard or read about IP address that time you get a question about, what is an IP address and how to find IP address of my computer or my laptop which I using now.

Let’s explore the concept

IP address is a fascinating product of modern information technology designed to allow one PC (or other digital device) to communicate with another through the Internet. An IP addresses allow the location of literally billions of digital devices that is connected to the Internet to be pinpointed and differentiated from other devices.

Internet Protocol Address ( IP Address) is an unique address that computing devices such as personal computers, tablets, and smart phones use to identify itself and communicate with other devices in the IP network”.

 If any device connected to the IP network must have a unique IP address within the network. An IP address is analogous to a street address or phone number in that it is used to uniquely identify an entity.

IP address can be a static or a dynamic.

  • Static IP address will never change and it is a permanent Internet address.
  • Dynamic IP address is a temporary address that was assigned each time a computer accesses the Internet.

What is My IP Address?

To view or know your IP address you can use the ipconfig command line tool.  Ipconfig displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values & refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) & DNS settings.

For launching the command prompt from a Windows computer

 Click: Start >click on  All Programs >Click on  Accessories >Command Prompt. Type ipconfig and press the Enter key.

Also you can use Google search to find your IP address. Type “what is my IP address” as a search and Google will show the IP address of the computer.

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