it’s important to understand what an IP address is.
Each computer has an unique IP address, which consists of a set of numbers separated by periods (for example, 126.96.36.1992). This set of numbers is a language that computers use to communicate with each other over a network.
IP addresses allow any number of internet-connected computers to be distinguished from other computers. It’s just like calling someone on the telephone. Everyone in the world has a unique telephone number, and you have to dial someone’s exact number to reach them.