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Mark_KF8RV

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IPv6
« on: April 26, 2012, 04:34:42 PM »


Since I don't know who I should ask this question to, I'm asking it here: What are the benefit(s) from IPv6 connectivity?

I remain anxious for a stable fireware release from D-Link for the DIR-655 B1 IPv6 connectivity.

Thank you and regards to all from Mark KF8RV.

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Re: IPv6
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 05:34:12 PM »

The main benefits of IPv6 include a practically limitless amount of IP addresses and auto configuration.  From what I have read,ISP's will give customers entire blocks of public addresses.  I'm hoping that those block assignments will be static as I don't feel like assigning a new addresses to things that need static IP's on my network such as my network printer  if my block assignment changes(I could assign an additional FE80::/64 link local address, but that can be a slight annoyance to have to maintain multiple addresses on a device).

 I hope that with a newer firmware revision, dlink will allow us to adjust the prefix length of the lan IPv6 address of the router to something smaller than /64 (yes, I know that going smaller than a /64 breaks auto configuration, but that's not critical for me) as I'm fearful that my ISP (Time Warner cable) will most likely not be kind enough to hand out a /48 or even a /56 block.  The inability to adjust the lan prefix lenght will make it difficult to have multiple LAN segments.
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Re: IPv6
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 06:02:33 PM »

V2.03 is stable and has IPv6 ready.
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Mark_KF8RV

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Re: IPv6
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 06:51:57 PM »


Thank you for the responses.

I'm tempted to try 2.03NA, but first, I have to ask whether there's any immediate benefit from IPv6?

If there's no advantage whatsoever, I won't mess in the firmware until I have to upgrade it.

If not for IPv6, I'd probably never upgrade the router's firmware since my DIR-655 purrs like a kitten.

Mark KF8RV.

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Re: IPv6
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 07:48:11 PM »

First off, does your ISP support IPv6?
Does there ISP modem support IPv6?
Do you know how to use IPv6?
Are you using a PC that supports IPv6?
Do you have a need for IPv6 in a daily use?
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Mark_KF8RV

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Re: IPv6
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 08:13:59 PM »


The ISP is Charter and honestly I don't know whether Charter supports IPv6.

The modem is Motorola SB6121 which I believe it supports IPv6.

I don't know how to use IPv6.

Both computers in the DIR-655 network are Windows 7 Home Premium.

Honestly I don't know whether or not I have any daily need for IPv6.

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One last thing, I don't understand IPv6 at all except for it's a newly emerging internet address scheme.

One more last thing before I post this response to your questions, I don't know whether or not I should be concerned about IPv6 compliance.  It's emerging; therefore, I feel like I should somewhat be concerned about it.

Mark KF8RV.

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Re: IPv6
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 06:55:41 AM »

IPv4 isn't going away the day IPv6 fully goes operational. It will still be around. I wouldn't worry about it. Enjoy your router.
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Re: IPv6
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 08:50:42 AM »

DLink IPv6 NA: Dlink IPv6
DLink IPv6 Int'l: Dlink IPv6
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Re: IPv6
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 09:29:06 AM »


Furry:

Thanks for the information. 

Mark.

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Re: IPv6
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 09:31:05 AM »

Let us know how your IPv6 experiences work out for you. Rev B DIR-655s is the only old generation model router with IPv6 firewalls, some other models don't have the firewall, yet.  ::)
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Re: IPv6
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012, 05:18:46 PM »


My DIR-655B 2.00NA so purrs like a kitten that I'm somewhat afraid to apply firmware 2.03NA.

I shall just wait for a guaranteed bug-free firmware release.  2.03NA works from what I hear, although it might be more buggy than 2.00NA. 

I have to be totally honest: Insofar as IPv6 I don't know what I'm doing.

Though, the links that you provided are helpful. 

Thanks for your understanding.

Mark.

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