What is IP Address?
Internet Protocol address is usually a numerical label assigned to each device(computer, printer and mobile phone)participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there. The designers of the Internet Protocol defined an IP address as a 32-bit number and this system, known as Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), is still in use today. However, due to the enormous growth of the Internet and the predicted depletion of available addresses , a new addressing system ( IPv6 ), using 128 bits for the address, was developed in 1995, standardized as RFC 2460 in 1998, and is being deployed worldwide since the mid-2000s. IP addresses are binary numbers, but they are usually stored in text files and displayed in human-readable notations, such as 172.16.254.1 (for IPv4 ), and 2001:db8:0:1234:0:567:8:1 (for IPv6 ).
How to check your computer IP Address? Ok, just see the tutorial below:-
*Go to start/run type 'cmd' in XP or open Command Promfort for Vista and win7
*then type 'ipconfig' or you can type 'ipconfig/all' to see more info then press 'enter'.
*Now you will see your IP Address and other info for your Connection.