What's my Internet Protocol (IP) and MAC addresses?

Asked 19-Sep-2018
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A device's MAC address and IP address are both used to identify it on the internet. The MAC Address is provided by the NIC Card Manufacturer, whereas the IP Address is provided by the Internet Service Provider.

The key distinction between MAC and IP addresses is that MAC addresses are needed to confirm the computer's physical address. It is used to identify the devices in a network in a unique way. IP addresses, on the other hand, are used to uniquely identify the network connection with the device that participates in the network.