Originally Posted by _GTech
so x people say IPv6, but what does that mean for us, the consumers, computer owners, slash internet users? Do we need to do anything in particular, like buy a new adapter, download updates, what?
Simplest thing you can do to get yourself ready (that is, to access ipv6 sites) until your ISP offers native ipv6 dual-stack connectivity, is to use a 6to4 tunnel, like ones provided by Hurricane Electric @ http://www.tunnelbroker.net/
Signup, register a free tunnel, select your OS and it will provide you with the commands to issue to set it up & you're done.
They have a great network, so if you're going to use a tunnel in the US, they're about the best you can find for latency/throughput due to amount/proximity of their various servers.
Another good alternative (even easier to setup on windows), is via http://gogonet.gogo6.com/page/freenet6-services
You can go to http://test-ipv6.com/
to test your setup.
Originally Posted by porschedrifter
Well, first IPv6 will require a bios update, then a special type of PCI modem upgrade which right now, cheapest you can find on google is $400.
THEN you will also have to change all your monitor cables, because they are only IPv4 compliant, sort of like the whole HDMI formats, not backwards compatible unfortunately.
By the time you are done with the upgrades/updated, you could probably just go buy a PC that will run IPv7 and save yourself the trouble. It's always good to be future-proof.
Originally Posted by HealthyBigMac
Seeing the news tonight made me rage hard.
The headline was "The Internet has Run out of Space."
I proceeded to garble obscenities and break out in a nerd-rage induced sweat (well... not quite
)because of how stupid and Y2K-like news organizations make this situation sound.
It's not an end-of-the-world scenario, but it's certainly not good.Edited by Trigunflame - 2/3/11 at 9:47pm