IPv6

IPv6

Migration from the world of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun

What is IPv6 and why is it important?

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the next generation of IPv4, which gives every Internet-using device a unique IP address in order for systems to communicate and be located across the Internet. The migration to IPv6, in short, will give the Internet a much larger pool of IP addresses.

Are You Already Using IPv6?

The simplest way to tell if you are already using IPv6 is to visit a website like testmyipv6.com which enables you to connect to it in different ways. If you can’t connect via IPv6, it’s either because your router doesn’t support it, your operating system is too old, or your ISP has not yet enabled the connections.

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An IPv6 Connection

In order to access IPv6, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) must enable it for you. GeoLinks’ ClearFiber™ network has IPv6 connections fully engineered and ready for client use.

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IPv6 Supported Router

The majority of consumer routers currently on the market support IPv6 (check your current router’s specifications for support details.) Therefore, if you are buying a new router and plan to employ IPv6, make sure you select a router that can support it.

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IPv6-Compatible Operating System

To use an IPv6 connection, your operating system’s software must be capable of supporting it. Examples of compatible operating systems include:

  • Windows Vista/Newer versions of Windows
  • Modern versions of Mac OS X
  • Modern versions of Linux
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Learn More

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