An IP address provides an identity to a networked device. Similar to a home or business address supplying that specific physical location with an identifiable address, devices on a network are differentiated from one another through IP addresses.
Every desktop and laptop computer, server, scanner, printer, modem, router, smartphone and tablet is assigned an IP address, and every IP packet traversing an IP network contains a source IP address and a destination IP address.
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This is the IP Address for a computer in Westwood - Click on image to enlarge;