Carrier Anyone know if AT&T will ever enable IPv6 over LTE?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    As you can see from my screenshot they're assigning global addresses (and have been for quite some time) but STILL not allowing traffic. The various IPv6 test sites fail, but work fine on my home WiFi which is IPv6-enabled.

    Anyone in the know as to what the holdup might be? I know T-Mobile and Verizon users have native IPv6 now over cellular; AT&T seems to be stuck in the dark ages!
     

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  2. rzc16512 macrumors regular

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    Is there a specific reason you are wanting to use IPv6? I can't think of a reason it would have a difference for most users.
     
  3. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Just network efficiency/performance reasons. Routing IPv6 traffic is a lot more efficient, and it avoids NAT, which AT&T uses on a large scale for IPv4.

    I'm a systems/network administrator by trade and want to be using the best technology for the job. For cellular data, IPv6 is the way to go; like I said, Verizon and T-Mobile are there; AT&T is a straggler.
     

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