tcp/ip vs microsoft tcp/ip ver 6

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by john, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. john

    john Guest


    I was just wondering what the difference, if any, is between tcp/ip and
    microsoft tcp/ip ver 6.

    Should I have both checked or just one of them?

    john, Aug 5, 2005
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  2. john

    why? Guest

    That would be IPv4 and IPv6.

    The biggest difference is the address range,
    a rough guide would be

    IPv4 - running out of addresses for devices
    IPv6 - enough addresses for every grain of sand on the planet.
    340 trillion, trillion, trillion

    the numbers

    You only need IPv6 if you have IPv6 devices, having 1 on it's own isn't
    needed and if you have an internet connection most likely your router
    won't support IPv6 , nor your ISP or much of anything else yet. Saying
    that there are some test setups and for home / office use IPv6 is fine
    IIRC on Linux/Unix.

    You could have 2 IPv6 devices connected together by tunnelling it over
    IPv4 and other fun things.
    why?, Aug 5, 2005
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