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MAC Addresses, IP Addresses & URLs

MAC Addresses

IP Addresses


Unique Resource Locators  (AKA Web Address)

An URL (aka web address) is the alpha-numerical address that humans type in to a web browser to access a website. Humans like to use URLs rather than IP Addresses because they are easy to remember.

An URL can be the name of a website or a specific page and may also contain query parameters / port numbers.

Example URLs

  • Website Address –
  • Webpage Address-
  • Webpage address with search query –

Internet enable devices use IP addresses to communicate instead or URLs, so each URL must be resolved to an IP address before data can be sent across the Internet.

How URLS are resolved and web pages are served video