An IP, where IP stands for Internet Protocol, is a numeric identification that is assigned to all the devices or machines, which are a part of any computer network. All the devices, which are connected to a network, have a unique IP. As we have said earlier, these addresses are numeric representations, which are divided into four parts, and each part is separated by a period (dot) between them. For instance, an IP normally looks like 192.168.1.1.
One series of these numbers is classified as private IP. Generally, this set of numbers range from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255. Each of these numbers is retained and unique as compared to other IP addresses. The word unique here is used in the sense that these numbers are unique within the network they belong. To make this clear let us take an example of your college or office computer, which is assigned an IP 192.168.1.1 in network and you, will have the same IP address in your home network as well and it won’t create any conflicting issue.