What Is an IP Network?


An IP network is a group of computers connected via their unique internet protocol (IP) addresses. Your employees can use these computers to securely send and receive information with each other.


How Does an IP Network Work?


The network allows one computer to use the internet to talk to another computer by gathering information and sending it directly to the other. Each computer connected to the network has its own IP address, which allows your employees to send information directly to the person they want.

There are three types of IP addresses used in a network:

  • Host Address: This address is unique to that individual and allows them to communicate one-to-one and with the network.
  • Network Address:This is the first IP address in the network. This address gives the hosts, who provide special network-related services, the ability to communicate with others.
  • Broadcast Address: This type of address allows the host to broadcast an announcement across the entire network.


Advantages of an IP Network


One main benefit of creating a private IP Network for your office is security. Your private network connects only the computers within your office and keeps viruses and hackers out. You also have the advantage of only relying on your network to function. If something goes wrong, you don’t need to wait for an internet company to come fix it. Instead, you can remedy the situation in-house.


Different Uses for IP Networks


Having an in-office network for communication can help your business and employees work both efficiently and as a team. You can easily communicate with them as a group or quickly send information directly to the people you want. With an IP network as part of your communications system, your employees can access the information they need securely from their computers.

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