IPv6 day fun is beginning!

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jun 8 07:07:26 UTC 2011

On Jun 7, 2011, at 9:15 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:

> In message <AF24AE2D4A4D334FB9B667985E2AE763A3AC06 at mail1-sea.office.spectrumnet
> .us>, John van Oppen writes:
>> I was wondering the same thing...   we have v6 enabled to about 700 users i=
>> n our native Ethernet to the home deployment here in Seattle.    Unfortunat=
>> ely, user routers don't seem to often support v6 resulting in only about 2-=
>> 8% of users in most buildings using it, and most of those are just people p=
>> lugged directly into the wall jacks we provide without routers.   I wonder =
>> how long it will take for everyone to upgrade their home routers.
>> John
> If all the home CPE router vendors stopped shipping IPv4 only boxes,
> not that long.  At the moment the price point for IPv6 CPE routers
> is still 2-3x the IPv4 only boxes when you can find one though not
> all of that difference is IPv6.  The IPv6 boxes often have multiple
> radio and other extras.  This shows that CPE vendors still see IPv6
> as something *extra* and not something that should be *standard*.
The D-Link DIR series v6 capables are not actually more than about a 10%
premium over the corresponding ipv4-only competition.

I see them in computer stores fairly regularly these days.


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