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Originally Posted by Thedark1337 View Post
well this will need a multi billion dollar fix to make everything ipv6 and to add to that, wouldn't this mean Windows XP is now officially obsolete due to no support of ipv6 and that means forcing people to upgrade.
IPv6 support was added in XP SP2.

No reason for the LAN to be IPv6 especially with the masses. In other words, v6 is backward compat. with v4.


***Ah ha, you must enable IPv6 functionality.
Edited by quadx - 1/3/11 at 3:43pm
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post #12 of 37
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Just an FYI, IPv6 gives enough IP addresses that everyone in the world could have 5.6 x 10^28 computers for it to be full. More than enough to go around
No, there are billions in the world. Only 100s millions of IPv4.
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IPv6 support was added in XP SP2.

No reason for the LAN to be IPv6 especially with the masses. In other words, v6 is backward compat. with v4.


***Ah ha, you must enable IPv6 functionality.
^ Yup and the average user probably doesn't even know what the heck IPv6 is and how to activate it. Well i would think for private IP addresses you only need V4 but for public it might be V6. Not sure though. Also older routers would need to be somehow upgraded to be able to translate IPv6 to v4 and vice versa. Otherwise a huge overhaul is needed to upgrade everything to V6
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The router needs to be able to support IPv6, it should be able to hand out IPv4 addresses to the internally connected computers. You aren't going to have over a million computers on one internal network.
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No, there are billions in the world. Only 100s millions of IPv4.
Not entirely sure you understood what I wrote.

IPv6 provides 2^128 possible addresses.

2^128 / 6 x 10^9 (ie 6 billion) = 5.6 x 10^28, or

56000000000000000000000000000 devices per person before the theoretical maximum is reached. So unlikely.
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The router needs to be able to support IPv6, it should be able to hand out IPv4 addresses to the internally connected computers. You aren't going to have over a million computers on one internal network.
this. routers would convert 6 back to 4 when going to the internal network, and vice versa
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Oh my god, so much math... *brain explodes*.

This is why I would never ever be good with networking.
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Oh my god, so much math... *brain explodes*.

This is why I would never ever be good with networking.

basicly... IPv6 have enough address to supply us for a while before it'll run out of it again...

and some old router does not support Ipv6 will need upgrading on their router, which is np, since your ISP will most likely provided you with one


AND IPv4 is running out, meaning if you want to create a server with a new ip address, you're out of luck or something like that...
Edited by DrDarkTempler - 1/10/11 at 2:04am
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well this will need a multi billion dollar fix to make everything ipv6 and to add to that, wouldn't this mean Windows XP is now officially obsolete due to no support of ipv6 and that means forcing people to upgrade.
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and some old router does not support Ipv6 will need upgrading on their router, which is np, since your ISP will most likely provided you with one
The issue is that ISPs and enterprises have not fully converted to IPv6 yet. The later they wait... the more they can save and lower installation risk so it is a game of chicken.
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