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guys IPv6 is just too mainstream.
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Originally Posted by tuanming View Post

Apple doesn't innovate, they are more known for being a troll at suing and is a famous celebrity at Foxconn wink.gif Airport is stupid name for wi-fi. "Hey Joe, I need help! I can't get my airport to work at the airport".Also, this whole PC vs Mac--Hey apple, what's the different between a mac and a computer? See that? Apple tries so hard to be "different" but failed.
Actually they do... but anyway... What? The router is called an Airport Extreme Base Station, and the utility is called Airport Utility. How is it a bad name? Why on earth would you have your AEBS at the Airport?
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Not sure why they would take the extra effort to remove an already implemented feature. Then again, this is Apple we're talking about..
The latest version of Airport Utility is very iOS-like, and it was released on iOS as well. It's much simpler to use, although they did cut a few things out. I'm sure they'll add this back in when needed, if not some time before.
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LOL. At the price of using, freedom what to do with it, and the inflated price.
Still...I can't fathom Apple being so completely idiotic that they'd let this "feature" continue as IPv6 hits. Just have to wonder why they did it in the first place.
I'm not sure what you mean by that. And how is the price inflated? It's like $199 or something.

They made the whole app a lot simpler to use, and they cut out some (probably obscure) features. It'll be added back in when needed, if not sooner.
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post #33 of 77
Question: What's the point of having IPv6 in your local network (as in, the devices connected to your router)? I though IPv6 would be applied only for the IP address we'd get from our ISP's (From Modem to the Internet)? confused.gif
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There's probably a reason for it...What if Apple discovered a major bug in the IPv6 stack in their firmware and couldn't fix it before v6 came out?
    
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Whatever they're smoking, I want some.

hahahahahah so funny
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There's probably a reason for it...What if Apple discovered a major bug in the IPv6 stack in their firmware and couldn't fix it before v6 came out?

before v6 is out?! It's been out lol. Here is a screenshot from my mid 2009 MBP.

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As I said before... This should be in the RUMORS section.

Seriously, Apple had support before a lot of other companies -- this does not make sense.
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post #38 of 77
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Question: What's the point of having IPv6 in your local network (as in, the devices connected to your router)? I though IPv6 would be applied only for the IP address we'd get from our ISP's (From Modem to the Internet)? confused.gif

The main benefit of IPv6, assuming ISPs allow this, is to restore point to point connections. Right now with each household subscription you only get one IPv4 address because it is severely limited. ISP cannot afford to issue multiple IPv4 addresses to you.

You use router, aka NAT, to share one IPv4 address to multiple computers inside LAN. The use of NAT breaks point to point connection. Imagine you and your parents' computers form a LAN. Three computers in return share an IPv4 address. Now let's say someone wants to send a file to your computer. Problem is on the internet all one can see is your household IPv4 address. One cannot see your computer behind the router. So when they send a file to your house your router does not know which computer it is intended for.

Assuming IPv6 allows ISP to issue multiple addresses, you no longer need a router. People can communicate to you directly. Point to point connection is very important in VoIP, P2P, and etc.
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IPv6 is only needed for public addressing. There is no need for it on private networks. As long as you connect through a router, shouldn't you be able to run IPv4 locally and IPv6 publically?
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The main benefit of IPv6, assuming ISPs allow this, is to restore point to point connections. Right now with each household subscription you only get one IPv4 address because it is severely limited. ISP cannot afford to issue multiple IPv4 addresses to you.
You use router, aka NAT, to share one IPv4 address to multiple computers inside LAN. The use of NAT breaks point to point connection. Imagine you and your parents' computers form a LAN. Three computers in return share an IPv4 address. Now let's say someone wants to send a file to your computer. Problem is on the internet all one can see is your household IPv4 address. One cannot see your computer behind the router. So when they send a file to your house your router does not know which computer it is intended for.
Assuming IPv6 allows ISP to issue multiple addresses, you no longer need a router. People can communicate to you directly. Point to point connection is very important in VoIP, P2P, and etc.

That's great! Will I finally be able to have a good ol' LAN game with Empire Earth again? biggrin.gif
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