Difference between IP Address and MAC Address

Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between IP Address and MAC Address. Comparison and Differences.

Differences between IP Address and MAC Address

S.No. IP Address MAC Address
1 IP stands for Internet Protocol. MAC stands for Media Access Control.
2 It is a Logical Address. It is a Physical Address.
3 IP Address is provided by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) MAC Address is provided by Computer Manufacturer.
4 IP Address can be changed by changing ISP. MAC Address is fixed address for a particular device.
5 It is applicable on Network Layer of OSI Model 1t is applicable on Data link Layer of OSI Model.
6 It has various classes like A, B, C, D, E. It has no class concept.
7 The Length of IPv4 is 32 bits. The Length of IPv6 is 128 bits. The length of MAC Address is 48 bits.


Difference between MAC Address vs IP Address

IP Address vs MAC Address

Differences between MAC Address vs IP Address

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