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Author Topic: All BT Broadband Lines Now Support IPv6 Internet Addresses  (Read 892 times)

Bowdon

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All BT Broadband Lines Now Support IPv6 Internet Addresses
« on: November 04, 2016, 10:17:40 AM »

All BT Broadband Lines Now Support IPv6 Internet Addresses

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BT’s Chief Network Architect, Neil McRae, has told the UK IPv6 Council that their roll-out of the Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) addressing standard was completed for “all BT Broadband lines” in October 2016 (except IPstream connections.. so not quite “all“), provided you have a compatible router.

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are used to identify your connection online and most are still IPv4 based, but these have been depleted and so networks around the world are slowly adopting the IPv6 addressing system. Most ISPs are achieving this via a dual-stack network so that both IPv4 and IPv6 can work side-by-side, which is necessary because it will be many years before IPv4 can be completely switched off (too much software and hardware is still IPv4-only).

At the last update in August 2016 we were informed by BT that they aimed to officially enable the new standard on their network this Autumn, although they also said that it would be early 2017 before all of their customers could use it.
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Re: All BT Broadband Lines Now Support IPv6 Internet Addresses
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 12:33:30 PM »

Except 20CN lines ;)
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Re: All BT Broadband Lines Now Support IPv6 Internet Addresses
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016, 12:45:38 PM »

Is it possible to set IPv6 via windows rather than on the router like we can do with IPv4 ?
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Re: All BT Broadband Lines Now Support IPv6 Internet Addresses
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 01:38:55 PM »

The router has to be able to route the traffic. The only way you can do it on the PC is if you use a tunnel broker which encapsulates the IPv6 traffic in IPv4 packets.
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Re: All BT Broadband Lines Now Support IPv6 Internet Addresses
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 04:38:24 PM »

I just asked TT when they intend to support IPv6 and the response is basically we dont see the need!

I have been told that there are some sites which are IPv6 only but I need to know what they are to provide some evidence to them to try and get it moving. So does anyone know currently any IPv6 sites only accessible by IPv6?

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