01-23-2011 06:41 PM
I have been reading recently that there will be a 24 hour test will occur on June 8, 2011 of IPv6 by Facebook, Yahoo!, Google, Akamai, etc. I have also been reading that IPv4 is practically gone. With this in mind it is only a matter of time before the change to IPv6 becomes permanent.
I am concerned as to whether or not BEFSR41 v4.3 firmware version 2.00.4 will support IPv6 or if I am going to have to buy a new router. If I do have to buy a new router what should I buy so I dont waste my money again?
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01-23-2011 10:10 PM
02-01-2011 09:11 PM
Yes I am aware that my computer can support IPv6, but there are other computers in this house, I am not sure how to tunnel on them. I want to know if the BEFSR41 will support IPv6 or not. Thats all.
02-01-2011 09:40 PM
02-24-2011 05:42 AM - edited 02-24-2011 05:52 AM
The best answer I have found is here, with regards to Linksys: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/020811-cisco-linksys-ipv6.html
@gv: as to needing IPv6, well it is a bit of gray area. It may be a good while before we need IPv6 exclusively, but by the end of the year we are likely to see new web sites in Asia and Africa that will only be accessible by IPv6. This means that if you want to access those sites you will need some sort of IPv6 connectivity, whether it is natively by ISP or via a tunnel provider. As for any site that already has an IPv4 address, well you have nothing to worry about.
Tunneling solutions that exist include Teredo, Sixxs.net and Hurricane electric. There are others, but if connecting from a PC behind a NAT then these solutions support NAT traversal. Ideally, of course, this would be handled by the router.
03-11-2011 07:23 AM
Just wanted to mention that Most ISPs support IPv6 right now and are only waiting on manufacturers like linksys to support it.
Once common equipment supports IPv6 the ISPs will start handing out addresses. I am the admin for a small isp in New Mexico and we already support IPv6, customers only need to ask so we can help them get around there router issues for now.