Small Business Networking: What You Need to Know About IPv6

Friday Feb 25th 2011 by Aaron Weiss
Small Business Networking:  What You Need to Know About IPv6

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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