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Top 10 IPv6-Ready Devices for Home and Small Businesses
IPv6 is the next-generation IP address standard intended to supplement and eventually replace the IPv4 protocol most Internet services use to interact on the Internet today. The new system is necessary to prevent the Internet from running out of available addresses for new devices. Each Internet-enabled device, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone, needs its own IP address to connect to the Internet.
Still, a lot of networking devices are lacking IPv6 support.
IPv4 is predicted to run in tandem with IPv6 for several years. So even if a client device does not explicitly have support for IPv6, if your ISP and your networking devices, such as a router, support the IPv6 protocol, those client devices should have no problem accessing the Internet.
Home or small business users with more advanced needs such as hosting their own websites, or small business networks that need to control traffic with firewall rules and content filtering, will definitely want to know about the IPv6 capabilities of their devices or in any devices they may want to purchase in the future.
IPv6 is incorporated into networking devices in one of two ways: full, native IPv6 support and IPv6 passthrough. With IPv6 passthrough, IPv6 traffic is allowed by default into your network and passed to connected clients. It’s a bridging mode to connect devices. The benefit of this is that it will allow your network clients to access websites that are IPv4 and IPv6 enabled. A disadvantage is that you have little control over IPv6 traffic, meaning you can’t create content filtering or access rules to manage IPv6 traffic.
Here are the top 10 IPv6-supported devices that are really keeping on top of the IPv6 transition, according to PCMagazine.
Buffalo's latest 11ac draft router has IPv6 passthrough support. It is a versatile dual band solution, ideal for high speed data streaming.
The EA4500 is the update to the Linksys E4200 v2, designed to work with new upcoming router software from Cisco (News - Alert). Performance-wise it's on par as the E4200 v2, but for a chunk more change.
The NETGEAR N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router delivers the ultimate in WiFi (News - Alert) performance and range. Stay connected to the Internet with fast, reliable and secure wireless connections and create a powerful home network for applications, such as streaming 3DHD video and multi-player gaming.
A relative newcomer to the networking space, the R20000G has IPv6 passthrough support. It provides long range, high performance wireless Internet access over extreme distances.
Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction Router -- $159.99
The Cisco RV180W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router is an easy-to-use, flexible, high-performance device well suited for small businesses. It delivers highly secure, broadband, wired and wireless connectivity to multiple offices and remote employees. It can also be used either as a standalone wireless router, access point, bridge or repeater for flexible deployments, offering investment protection as your business needs evolve.
Up to 600Mbps speed, HD Fuel bandwidth prioritization, dual-band wireless, and 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports combine to power your connected lifestyle and deliver the uninterrupted connectivity you need to power multiple devices, simultaneously, and keep you in command of your digital universe.
The Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall offers simple, highly secure wired and wireless connectivity for small offices, home offices, and remote workers at an affordable price. It comes with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet switch, an intuitive, browser-based device manager, and support for the Cisco Small Business FindIT Network Discovery Utility.
It combines business-class features, simple installation, and a quality user experience to provide basic connectivity for small businesses with five or fewer employees.
Synology DiskStation DS712+ -- $524
Synology DiskStation DS712+ offers a high-performance, scalable, and full-featured network attached storage solution that meets the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that require an efficient way to centralize data protection, simplify data management, and rapidly scale storage capacity with minimal time spent on setup and management.
The TS-259 Pro is the powerful 2-bay network attached storage (NAS ) server, which is designed to provide an affordable and easy-to-management solution with iSCSI service for virtualized and clustered environment. The TS-259 Pro also offers versatile business applications to maximize the efficiency of the data center in the business environment.
NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 6 -- $1,257
NETGEAR's line of ReadyNAS devices either have IPv6 support in them, or can be upgraded as IPV6-ready with firmware updates. The Ultra 6 is made IPv6 compatible with the RAIDiator 4.2.16 (x86) firmware.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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