IPv4 vs IPv6 vs Gigabit Ethernet

IPv4, IPv6, Gigabit Ethernet! Are they the same? Or how are they interrelated?


In a Nutshell:  IPv4 and IPv6 are the addresses given to the devices that are connected in and across the network for identification that use the internet protocol. Wherein, Gigabit Ethernet is itself a protocol related to physical transmission or reception of the data in the network at hardware level.

What is Internet protocol and what is its purpose?

TCP/IP: It specifies how data is exchanged over the internet by providing end-to-end communications that identify how it should be broken into packets, addressed, transmitted, routed and received at the destination.

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_protocol_suite

Gigabit Ethernet: Transmission technology based on the Ethernet frame format and protocol used in local area networks (LANs), provides a data rate of 1 billion bits per second (one gigabit).




Image Source: https://www.technologyuk.net/telecommunications/internet/tcp-ip-stack.shtml

The above diagram is TCP/IP protocol Suite – data encapsulation, we could observe that the Ethernet and IP address plays their roles in different layers respectively! 



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