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If a IP address is what does each quadrant represent in this IP address?

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closed as not a real question by Shane Madden, EEAA, Michael Hampton, Jacob, mdpc Feb 27 '13 at 5:33

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possible duplicate of How does IPv4 Subnetting Work? – EEAA Feb 27 '13 at 4:38
An IPv4 address is 32 bits, the pieces are simply the bytes in the address written in decimal. – vonbrand Feb 27 '13 at 13:29
for reference, its also called an octet. – Sirex Feb 27 '13 at 23:33

It is a 32-bit unsigned integer, converted into four 8-bit unsigned integers so that humans can read it more easily. The numbers are represented most-significant-bit-first.

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Which is why you can ping 3232264220 and it will work (well, if you have a on your network anyway) – Mark Henderson Feb 27 '13 at 4:46
thanks for the reply, yes.. they are 32-bit unsigned integers. but i want to know what exactly those integers represent. ex: 192/11000000 -represents a port or something – chamz33 Feb 27 '13 at 5:31
I don't understand what you're trying to ask there. Ports are not part of an IP address, and that example doesn't correspond to anything. – Michael Hampton Feb 27 '13 at 5:33
@frozenhaart Don't try to invent meaning where there is none. – ceejayoz Feb 27 '13 at 23:44

IP address consists of 32 bits, it is represented as 4 octets of numbers from 0-255 instead of binary form. For example, the IP address: in binary form is 11000000.10101000.01110000.0011100

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