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IPv6 goes live Wednesday.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Davenlr, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1 of 23
    Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57445316-92/internet-powers-flip-the-ipv6-switch-faq/

    My router (dd-wrt on netgear) has no noticable options to enable IPv6, not any mention of it, and my cablemodem reports IPv4 only.

    Is this something that is going to require me to load a new version of dd-wrt on the router, or buy a new cablemodem, or is it not working just because Comcast is waiting until Wednesday for it to go live?

    Commends are saying it will be DECADES before it even catches on.

    Whats the scoop from the experts here?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 #2 of 23
    Sixto

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    Earl Bonovich

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    Is it like 100 years until they turn of IPv4 ?

    I think more than 3/4's of the equipment in my house are not IPv6 compatible anyway.
    And I currently use over 60 IP's in my house.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 #4 of 23
    Davenlr

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    So its your fault we are running out of addresses :)
     
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    tampa8

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    On my netgear router, it's on the Advanced tab, then advanced set-up. In that list is IPV6. I have it set to automatic, and the test result page shows it and firefox is ready,
     
  6. Jun 4, 2012 #6 of 23
    Davenlr

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    Yea, I am running Netgear router, but am not using the Netgear firmware, so I dont have those. I tried to get on dd-wrt.com but it appears to be down.
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    Yup.. :)
     
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    dpeters11

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    If those 60 IPs are public IPs, I'll be impressed :)
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    Nah... just one...
    I just couldn't justfiy the extra $20 a month to get 4 more public ones.
     
  10. SayWhat?

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    I think I'm more concerned about TLDg
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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    See section entitle 6to4 Setup
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/IPv6
     
  12. Marlin Guy

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    Wouldn't this mostly be a function of your DNS provider anyway?
     
  13. RasputinAXP

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    Depends on the solution your provider's chosen.
     
  14. machavez00

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    My Q1000 modem has IPv6 configuration after the last firmware update. I think my nine year old Power Mac had IPv6 from the factory.
     
  15. harsh

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    As many have noted, IPv6 is a long way off. There's absolutely no point to being the first on your block with something like this unless it is required as some sort of security measure by someone who hasn't done their homework (IPv6 security measures are not as widely available as you might think).

    The big issue is that most ISPs haven't fully deployed IPv6 yet and it WILL require compatible terminal equipment to implement it on the WAN side. dd-wrt support IPv6 on the LAN side but it isn't for the faint of heart (and is only necessary if you have billions and billions of devices on your LAN).

    Weren't they talking about issuing IPv6 addresses on a person-by-person basis at one time or another?
     
  16. wilbur_the_goose

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    Interesting tidbit - IPv6 is commonly used in the Asia-Pacific region and to a lesser extent in Europe.

    Today's kids that know IT will think of IPv4 like we older folks do when thinking of tube TVs.
     
  17. Mark Holtz

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    If we spent almost a decade broadcasting both a analog and digital signal for television before (mostly) turning off analog television, what makes you think we were make the switch from IPv4 to IPv6 overnight?
     
  18. machavez00

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    Configured my Actiontec Q1000 and now pass the IPv6 test with CenturyLink DSL (was Qwest). I can go to ipv6.google.com, but can't ping it. Hmmm.

    There's also this google iPv6 test: http://ipv6test.google.com/
     
  19. hilmar2k

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    At this point it's 100% irrelevant whether or not iPv6 works or not. It'll be a couple of years before it's necessary.
     
  20. RasputinAXP

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    We have our own v6 block. We're v6 to the Internet router. That's as far as we're going. We can support v6 inside our network now but...meh.
     

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