IPv6 | Overview and Features

The next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) can generate a virtually unlimited number of IP addresses in order to cope with explosive growth in Internet use.

The next-generation IP

The next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) can generate a virtually unlimited number of
IP addresses in order to cope with explosive growth in Internet use.

New Internet protocol

After explosive growth and the sheer number of devices accessing the web, more devices accessing the Internet means more addresses need to be made available.

In the main, IP addresses are provided according to the IPv4 standard, which can only generate a limited number – 232 or about 4.3 billion. These will soon run out, so IPv6 has been introduced to provide a virtually unlimited number – 3.4 x 1038 or about 2128 – addresses.

IPv4 address
219.102.1.2

IPv6 address
2404:c800:c206:a1:bf22:ae98:9:8

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THE FIRST HONG KONG
BROADBAND PROVIDER TO OFFER IPv6

The number of cloud applications being created is increasing, as the Internet of Things (IoT) concept gathers pace, and NETVIGATOR is addressing the issue by becoming the first home broadband service provtider to offer IPv6 to Fiber-to-the-Home customers in Hong Kong. This will assist development of new products and services for the IoT.

IPv6-compatible devices

Many websites are already compatible with IPv6, and you can use an IPv6 address to access them. Increasing number of home appliances are compatible with IPv6, enabling them to be controlled remotely and more conveniently. Tested IPv6-compatible devices include:

  • Routers
  • Operating System
    • All Brands
    • Linksys
    • Huawei
    • Netgear
    • Asus
    • router-LINKSYS_EA9500
      Linksys
      EA9500 (1.1.5.172212)
    • router-LINKSYS_EA8500
      Linksys
      EA8500 (1.1.4.169200)
    • router-LINKSYS_EA7500
      Linksys
      EA7500 (1.1.2.169765)
    • router-LINKSYS_EA6900
      Linksys
      EA6900 (1.1.42.166970)
    • router-LINKSYS_EA6700
      Linksys
      EA6700 (1.1.40.166777)
    • router-Huawei_HG8045Q
      Huawei
      HG8045Q (V3R016C00S037)
    • router-Huawei_HN8055Q
      Huawei
      HN8055Q (V3R016C00S007)
    • router-Huawei_HG8045
      Huawei
      HG8045 (V2R006C00S201)
    • router-Huawei_HG8045H
      Huawei
      HG8045H (V3R013C10S122)
    • router-Netgear_R6300v2
      Netgear
      R6300v2 (1.0.3.30)
    • router-ASUS_RTAC88U
      Asus
      RT-AC88U (3.0.0.4.380.1354)
    • router-ASUS_RTAC68U
      Asus
      RT-AC68U (3.0.0.4.378.9135)
    • router-ASUS_RTAC87U
      Asus
      RT-AC87U (3.0.0.4.378.5134)
    • PC Platforms Supported

      Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7

    • Mac Platforms Supported

      macOS Sierra, OS X EI C apitan