IPv4 vs IPv6 — What’s The Difference Between the Two Protocols?

ipv4 vs ipv6

Confused by the difference between IPv4 vs IPv6?

IP, an abbreviation for Internet Protocol, is a protocol that helps computers/devices communicate with one another over a network. As the “v” in the name suggests, there are different versions of Internet Protocol: IPv4 and IPv6.

In this post, we’ll dig into everything that you need to know to understand the difference between IPv4 and IPv6. Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is the Internet Protocol (IP)?

Internet Protocol (IP) is a set of rules that help with routing packets of data so that the data can move across networks and make it to the right destination.

When a computer tries to send information, it gets broken down into smaller chunks, called packets. In order to make sure these packets all make it to the right spot, each packet includes IP information.

The other part of the puzzle is that every device or domain on the Internet is assigned an IP address that uniquely identifies it from other devices.

This includes your own computer, which you’ve probably encountered before. If you go to one of the many “What’s My IP Address?” tools, they’ll show you your computer’s IP address and a rough guesstimate of your location

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