The Internet is a vast wilderness of multiple paths that carry information from one computer location to another in small units called packets or frames. Ipv4 is the current widely used form of IP protocol, with the proposed successor named Ipv6. IP protocols allow computers to communicate via the Internet in a highly structured and well-defined medium of transmission. To become a computer programmer or network designer, for example, you would need to understand Internet protocols in order to set up a system that would be able to function on the Internet in conformity with the prevailing codes. Protocols are like a spoken language, enabling elements to understand one another and work together toward a common goal. After installing a new PC and software using standard IP, it is important to run security checks to make sure everything is operating as it is supposed to. This could take some time, but is well worth the effort, since even if you believe the system is working correctly, it may not be. In addition, hackers, viruses, and spam artists are plotting to infiltrate your system and take it over or destroy it. That is why it is important to install the IP correctly, and then check it for ongoing adequacy. You can learn protocols from a handbook. Most computers today come with these already implanted in the motherboard; all the administrator has to do is set up the system. Of course, this must be done carefully, but usually someone with a little bit of experience can handle installation with no problem; otherwise, an administrator might be of assistance. Then you will want to add security layers to protect your software and hardware. Find out what type of firewall or filter is compatible with your computer. Security software will help to ensure that everything continues running as smoothly as possible.