As the internet moves to IPv6, we know the sky is not falling. Experts agree and have planned that IPv4 devices will be not be upgraded for several years. However you must keep IPv6 on your radar and you must begin replacing devices now or you should be planning quickly (We’ve had a decade of notice) on replacing these devices. It is NOT the time to ignore the migration which you should have been planning.
Currently only 12% of North America’s routers are ready. Americans are consumers and if it works, we have a bad habit of putting off research, planning and deployment. As some websites migrate over to IPv6 or are new websites, users will begin to see problems reaching these websites if equipment, DNS servers or ISPs aren’t migrated or have issues.
Plan your budgets for small, medium and large business. Consult with your ISP. Plan now. It is not the time to panic and it is not the time to be complacent.
See our articles on MTU settings for IPv6, IPv6 troubleshooting and more.
Here’s an excellent article on PCMagazine that gives the top 10 home and small business devices-
IPv4 is predicted to run in tandem with IPv6 for several years. So even if a client device does not explicitly have support for IPv6, if your ISP and your networking devices, such as a router, support the IPv6 protocol , those client devices should have no problem accessing the Internet. Read More