IP Address abbr Internet Protocol Address

July 24, 2012

See also: MAC Address

CIMM DEFINITION: The identifying numbered code address of a Set-Top Box configured with a Modem for internet access.

2: A protocol telling the network how data packets are addressed and routed. (Source: itvt.com/glossary)

3: An internet protocol numerical address that is assigned to each computer on the Internet so that its location and activities can be distinguished from those of other computers. The format is ##.##.##.## with each number ranging from 0 through 255 (e.g. (Source: IAB)

NOTE – The IP Address is not the MAC Address.  It should be noted that the MAC Address is a unique identifier that is assigned by the manufacturer.  This address is permanent.  Each manufacturer is given a block of addresses that they can use. An IP address is assigned by the network provider either on a static basis or dynamically.  This address is typically given to the point of access at the home –the router. The router than assigns IP addresses to the devices behind it.  (Source: Invidi)