Small Business Networking: What You Need to Know About IPv6

Friday Feb 25th 2011 by Aaron Weiss

If you don’t know about IPv6, it's time to read this article. The new system of IP addressing will affect small business networks -- even yours.

With billions and billions of IP addresses available for network devices, you might not think we'd ever run out. That, however, is not the case. Change -- in the form of IPv6 -- is coming soon to a small business network near you, and it pays to understand the implications for your business.

Our sister site, Wi-FiPlanet.com, explains IPv6 and the networking issues involved with moving to this new system.

If you haven't yet heard, there is a growing sense of crisis in the networking community over the rapidly depleting supply of IP addresses. While not quite worthy of Y2K-style hysteria, the issue is one that, visibly or invisibly, affects both wired and wireless network users. Wi-Fi users in particular should take note because changes are coming that could require updating or replacing your wireless routers.

Read the complete article: Ask the Wi-Fi Guru About IPv6

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