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posted by n1 on Thursday May 05 2016, @06:36PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-yet dept.

APNIC reminds us that "there are now a large number of ISPs, data centres, cloud services, and software that now support IPv6" and "enabling IPv6 can be as simple as clicking a button on your WiFi router."

I turned it on, with Comcast I received an IPv6 route but no DNS server. Fortunately, Google Public DNS has unmemorable addresses, which I was able to configure manually.


It works. "There's only one thing left for you to do: Turn it on!"

[ ed: What are the alternatives to Google's Public DNS? ]

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  • (Score: 1) by HonestFlames on Thursday May 05 2016, @07:28PM

    by HonestFlames (3704) on Thursday May 05 2016, @07:28PM (#342198)

    I'm an IT pro-sumer and general geek like many of us here. That doesn't mean I'm going to spend £200+ on a new router just now. My previous £140 router works just fine and dandy.

    I have installed Tomato firmware on my router. It supports IPv6. I've even had my ISP turn on the feature. Is it useful? No. It's the opposite of useful, because IPv6 traffic runs quite a lot slower through my router.

    I'm lucky, my router actually works with IPv6. There are routers out there advertising IPv6 compatibility where in reality the feature is quite broken.

    It all really comes down to "why should I care?" IPv6 offers nil features versus IPv4 to me. Average users clearly aren't going to care about it.

  • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Thursday May 05 2016, @10:10PM

    by isostatic (365) on Thursday May 05 2016, @10:10PM (#342266) Journal

    My £30 router does ip6 just fine.