Definition - What does Network Address mean?
A network address is any logical or physical address that uniquely distinguishes a network node or device over a computer or telecommunications network. It is a numeric/symbolic number or address that is assigned to any device that seeks access to or is part of a network.
Techopedia explains Network Address
A network address is a key networking technology component that facilitates identifying a network node/device and reaching a device over a network. It has several forms, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address, media access control (MAC) address and host address. It
Computers on a network use a network address to identify, locate and address other computers. Besides individual devices, a network address is typically unique for each interface; for example, a computer's Wi-Fi and local area network (LAN) card has separate network addresses.
A network address is also known as the numerical network part of an IP address. This is used to distinguish a network that has its own hosts and addresses. For example, in the IP address 192.168.1.0, the network address is 192.168.1.
- Internet Protocol Address (IP Address)
- Dedicated IP Address
- Media Access Control Address (MAC Address)
- Physical Address
- Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)
- Local Area Network (LAN)
- Wide Area Network (WAN)
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
- Broadcast Address
- Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
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