Question: Future proofing for ISP supporting IPv6 ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by TheChemist, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. TheChemist macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2006
    Good morning,

    I'd like to know how to future proof my home network for an eventual support of IPv6 by my ISP. The network is as so:

    Router -> Airport Extreme (that ac model) -> two TC in bridge mode (when everything dies, going to consider mesh) -> iMacs, MBP, iPads, iPhones and one Win10.

    If I understand iOS correctly, there is nothing to do on that front.

    The apple devices have options like automatic or link local or I don't know what else. Which is why I am here: you are the gurus of this stuff and I am confident there is an easy setup that I can follow.

    Have a great day!
  2. satcomer, Mar 8, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Yes if you go into the control software ( Airpirt Utility) and change it to support IPv6!
  3. TheChemist thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2006
    On the AE: Native vs Tunnel ? Enable IPv6 Connection sharing or no?

  4. belvdr, Mar 8, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017

    belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    My guess is native and yes to sharing. Tunneling is for sending IPv6 requests over an IPv4 tunnel. Of course, everything upstream must support IPv6, including your modem.

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