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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
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reply to indy88

Re: [Other] IPv6 Ready Home Network?

said by indy88:

I'm getting ready to upgrade my home network & I'm looking for some advice. My network consist of a D-Link DCM202 cable modem, a Netgear WPN824v3 router, a Linksys WRT56GSv6 router, and a Linksys WRT56Gv6 router. The Netgear is the main router & the
Linksys are used as switches/access points with DHCP disabled. The
D-link & the Netgear will be upgraded to docsis3 & IPv6 ready units. My main question is will the Lynksys switches/access points also have to be IPv6 ready? My network PCs have win7 & xp installed. Comcast is my ISP here in SE FL. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
John

do you have a need to be IPv6 ready though?

and I don't think the switches need to be IPv6 ready...

I've seen users that have IPv6 but still retain the same network equipment.


cdru
Go Colts
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Fort Wayne, IN
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said by medbuyer:

and I don't think the switches need to be IPv6 ready...

A dumb layer 2 switch, no. Switches operate a step up on the OSI model at Layer 2 so it doesn't care what version of IP you're running or if you are even running an IP-based network.

If it's a managed layer 2 switch or a layer 3 switch/router, maybe. It will still work probably but the management interface and/or routing may not.


AnonFTW

@rr.com
said by cdru:

Switches operate a step up on the OSI model at Layer 2 ...

Shouldn't that be a step down? (Layer 3 to Layer 2)


cdru
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Fort Wayne, IN
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said by AnonFTW :

said by cdru:

Switches operate a step up on the OSI model at Layer 2 ...

Shouldn't that be a step down? (Layer 3 to Layer 2)

Depends. Are the numbers little endian or big endian?