IPv4 Address

An IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IPv4 address is a 32-bit number that uniquely identifies a network device on a network using the Internet Protocol.

An IPv4 address consists of four numbers separated by periods, such as Each number can range from 0 to 255, so an IPv4 address can have any value from to

IPv4 addresses are used to identify devices on a network and to route traffic between devices. Each device on a network must have a unique IPv4 address to communicate with other devices on the network or over the internet.

IPv4 addresses are becoming increasingly scarce as the number of devices connected to the internet continues to grow, and many networks are now transitioning to the newer IPv6 addressing system, which uses 128-bit addresses.


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