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Originally Posted by Dronac View Post

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?


Yeah if you have a middle-man i.e. Router, Router can be on IPv6, while local machine can run just IPv4.  I wonder if there is overhead on the routers part... I assume both internal and external network on IPv6 is just easier though.

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post #42 of 77
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Originally Posted by Dronac View Post

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?

You sure can, but like I mentioned above, the use of router breaks point to point connection. Ironically, point to point connection is the foundation concept of IP addresses.
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post #43 of 77
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Airport is also a gigabit router......

Airports are also places where planes come and go......
    
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post #44 of 77
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

EDIT: Add source link: Link
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Apple's AirPort Utility 6.0, allows users to set-up and manage Wi-Fi networks. Because Version 6.0 of AirPort Utility doesn't support IPv6, users also must install the older version 5.6 in order to run IPv6.
So far it is not clear what Apple has been smoking when it thought this was a good idea. Jobs' Mob has not said why.

Apple.... facepalm.gif

This isn't even news, just a rumor. Not official.
 
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post #45 of 77
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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?
Then any reasonable person would know they should delay and fix it first.
post #46 of 77
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Then any reasonable person would know they should delay and fix it first.
No. The previous software is available if a user requires IPv6 stuff...
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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.

I meant the utility, not IPv6.
    
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post #49 of 77
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See above, my wifi devices have ipv6 address' same as the wired ones.

Id have to say I think steel was on the right track. Its likely everything intact minus the ability to configure. But I dont own one of these so I will go back to compiling my router firmwares and shut up lol.
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Airport is also a gigabit router......

Unfortunatley, Airport is already patented by things called airplanes to land on.
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