A computer needs an IP address (ex.192.168.1.1) to communicate with another computer on the Internet. Currently we are using IP address version 4 (IPv4), in the future we will use IP address version 6 (IPv6). You may view your computer’s IP address by clicking Start > Run. At the Run prompt, type COMMAND and press Enter. At the command prompt, type IPCONFIG /ALL. Here is a sample:
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.20
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
In your research paper,
1. Describe the functions of IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway address, and DNS Servers address.
2. Compare private address and public address.
3. Describe NAT (Network Address Translation)
4. Compare the IPv4 and IPv6.
You may visit www.youtube.com (Links to an external site.) to find the video tutorials of IP address.
Use Microsoft Office Word 2007 or 2010:
1. Minimum 6 pages including the Bibliography, MLA style research paper.
2. Font Style: Arial
3. Font Size: 12pt
4. All Margins: 1"
5. Double spacing
Do not copy and paste from your sources; do not quote. 100%, use your own words to describe the given topics. You will get 0 point for copying from your sources. Do not use WIKI as a source.
You research paper will be graded based on the detailed technical description of the given topics; be concise. Avoid a lengthy introduction or conclusion; no more than a half page for introduction or conclusion. No pictures and no extra pacing.
Make sure that you meet the minimum number of words and required format, otherwise I will deduct 10 points per 100 words or for an incorrect format.