what is ip address and what is the difference between the ip
address and mac address why we are not using mac address instead of ip address

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what is ip address and what is the difference between the ip address and mac address why we are no..

Answer / ani

ip address is a 32 bit address which contain 4 octects separated by a dots
mac address is a 48 bit address which can be configured on a nic card default
in nework communication both are important with out one the other cannot be communicated if we are using ip addres to communicate means internally we use arp protocol to find out the mac address then only we can communicate

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what is ip address and what is the difference between the ip address and mac address why we are no..

Answer / jitendera kumar sinha

Hi Anil
you make your best but not fully correct this is partial and you are touching only the boundary of that answers
ip address is used for network identifictaion.where as mac address is used for the node identification.

In any network that is either it is lan or wan ip address is defined for only the network identification

i am giving here the example i think by this i hope that you can understand

you have yours postal address that contain
your name
your father name
your street name
your district
your state
and your postal code

so in this example your name and your street is your node(mac) address where you leave and your sate and district are the the network address that is ip

let if i am posting any thing to you by India post then what is the process

at first the people will see from which state it concern
it will send to that state now in that state people see that in which district so it will send to your district then from there it will reach to you
same concepts with the ip address and mac address.

Hope this will help you
Thank you
jitendera kumar sinha

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Answer / jagadiesh

Thank to jitendera kumar sinha (clear example)

First we want to know clear idea of ip and mac address

Differences between of ip add and mac add

It “IP address”, as “IP number”, or merely as “IP” is a
code made up of numbers separated by three dots that
identifies a particular computer on the Internet. These
addresses are actually 32-bit binary numbers, consisting of
the two subaddresses (identifiers) mentioned above which,
respectively, identify the network and the host to the
network, with an imaginary boundary separating the two. An
IP address is, as such, generally shown as 4 octets of
numbers from 0-255 represented in decimal form instead of
binary form.

A MAC (or Machine Access Control) address is best thought
of as a unique serial number assigned to every network
interface on every device. And by unique, I do mean unique;
no two network cards anywhere should have the same MAC

MAC and IP addresses are both key components to network,
but they serve different purposes, and are visible in very
different ways.

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what is ip address and what is the difference between the ip address and mac address why we are no..

Answer / s.m.feroz ahmed


Ip address is defined as Internet Protocol for
communicating with outside Network and MAC address is
defined as Ethernet Address or lan card or Hardware device
address which is aplha Numeric and whereas IP address is

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