IPv6 day fun is beginning!

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jun 8 08:03:31 CDT 2011


On Jun 8, 2011, at 5:46 AM, Mark Andrews wrote:

> 
> In message <B7872A58-DE28-4CC2-8929-931FD3CE019C at delong.com>, Owen DeLong write
> s:
>> 
>> On Jun 7, 2011, at 9:15 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:
>> 
>>> =20
>>> 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=3D
>>>> n our native Ethernet to the home deployment here in Seattle.    =
>> Unfortunat=3D
>>>> ely, user routers don't seem to often support v6 resulting in only =
>> about 2-=3D
>>>> 8% of users in most buildings using it, and most of those are just =
>> people p=3D
>>>> lugged directly into the wall jacks we provide without routers.   I =
>> wonder =3D
>>>> how long it will take for everyone to upgrade their home routers.
>>>> =20
>>>> John
>>> =20
>>> 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*.
>>> =20
>> 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.
>> 
>> Owen
> 
> Wireless G Modem Router	$79.00	v4  	G
> N-150		       	$79.95	v4	G
> DIR-615			$129.00	v4/v6	G/N
> DIR-815			$199.95	v4/v6	G/N
> 
Interesting... In the US, it's more like:

N-150		$35			v4/-- G
DIR-615		$44			v4/v6 A/N(5) or B/G/N(2.4)
DIR-815		$79			v4/v6 A/N(5) and B/G/N(2.4)

The jump in price from the 615 to 815 is likely more related
to the dual-radio vs. dual-band single radio.

The jump between the N-150 and DIR-615 could be similarly
attributed to the single-band radio vs. dual-band radio

As such, it doesn't look like a huge jump in price for IPv6 to me.
It looks comparable.

> The IPv6 price point is still well above the IPv4 only price point.
> 
> 1.00AUD = 1.06USD

Perhaps that's an accurate exchange rate, but, apparently there is
a bigger difference in pricing than just the exchange point. Prices
above obtained by google search a few minutes ago.

Owen





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