# What do the numbers mean in an IP address?

## What do the numbers mean in an IP address?

An IP address is typically written in decimal digits, formatted as four 8-bit fields separated by periods. Each 8-bit field represents a byte of the IP address. This form of representing the bytes of an IP address is often referred to as the dotted-decimal format.

What are the 4 parts of an IP address?

• Address Class. Early in the development of IP, the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) designated five classes of IP address: A, B, C, D, and E.
• The Network Field.
• The Host Field.
• The Subnet Field.

To us, an IP address appears as four decimal numbers separated by periods. For example, you might use 204.132. 40.155 as an IP for some device in your network. You probably noticed that the four numbers making up an IP are always between 0 to 255.

All IP addresses in a Class A network start with zero. Class B Networks: Class B networks are very large, but nowhere near the size of a Class A network.

What does 8 mean in IP address?

The “8” denotes that there are 24 bits left over in the network to contain IPv4 host addresses: 16,777,216 addresses to be exact.

How many types of IP are there?

four types
There are four types of IP addresses: public, private, static, and dynamic. An IP address allows information to be sent and received by the correct parties, which means they can also be used to track down a user’s physical location.

## What do the numbers in an IP address stand for?

‘IP’ stands for Internet Protocol – it decribes the way information is sent and received over the Internet. An IP number is a 32 bit number assigned to any device that wishes to communicate over the Internet.

How many digits does an IP adress have?

An IP address is a long binary number, made of ones and zeros. An IPv4 address is 32 binary digits (or bits) long. An IPv6 is 128 bits long, allowing many more IP addresses to be used. IP addresses are usually written in human-readable form, where 8 bits are grouped into one octet.

How do I find my computer IP number?

To find your computer’s IP address, look for the ‘IPv4 Address’ or ‘IP Address’ entry. This line will display the IP address for your system; typically it looks like a string of numbers separated by periods, such as 192.168.1.1.

### What is the maximum number of IP addresses available?

IPv4 uses 32-bit IP address, and with 32 bits the maximum number of IP addresses is 232-or 4,294,967,296. This provides a little more than four billion IPv4 addresses (in theory).