The IP is a popular expression, although not everyone knows exactly what it means. Defined on AbbreviationFinder dictionary, the term is the acronym for Internet Protocol in English. This protocol works similarly to an individual’s CPF, allowing connections and devices to be identified from a numerical sequence.
What is an IP for?
As we said above, IP is a protocol used to identify devices or connections. The IP that recognizes the communication between two different devices is TCP / IP, and there is also OSI. The protocol that identifies connections, that is, the CPF of a device connected to the internet is called an IP Address. The latter is the most popular.
Each device or device has a fixed IP, while the internet connection generates dynamic IPs, also known as external IP.
What is external IP?
The external IP is the identification generated from the connection of your device to a network. Just like the CPF, each device generates a different identification protocol when connected to the internet, so there is no duplication of IPs between networks and devices.
What is internal IP?
The internal IP identifies the device, not the connection between it and an external network. This protocol is important for maintaining printers, computers and servers, for example, within companies or for other repairs.
How to query an internal IP
You can check your computer’s internal IP, for example, by typing a simple command on the system, either on Windows or MacOS. To do this, follow these steps:
In MacOS (any version), click the menu with the apple icon on the top system bar, select “System Preferences”, and then click “Network”. The internal IP will be displayed along with the name of the network to which you are connected.