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Topic # 85852 27-Jun-2011 01:19 Send private message

Will the iOS start support soon. Will my 3G start getting ipv6.




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  Reply # 486255 27-Jun-2011 01:24 Send private message

That makes no sense




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  Reply # 486257 27-Jun-2011 01:37 Send private message

I *think* that meant:

When will iOS support IPv6 natively
When will the NZ mobile carriers support IPv6 over their APNs :)


The first question, it seems that over WLAN it already supports IPv6 on networks that use Router Advertisements (using EUI-64'ing of it's MAC), the second question I'll leave to johnr et al.



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  Reply # 486260 27-Jun-2011 03:31 Send private message

nigelj: I *think* that meant:

When will iOS support IPv6 natively
When will the NZ mobile carriers support IPv6 over their APNs :)


The first question, it seems that over WLAN it already supports IPv6 on networks that use Router Advertisements (using EUI-64'ing of it's MAC), the second question I'll leave to johnr et al.


yes sorry i was in an hurry when i type it




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  Reply # 486270 27-Jun-2011 07:59 Send private message

iOS already supports IPv6 on WiFi interfaces as noted by others.  It does not support it on the 3G interfaces at the moment due to requiring baseband support which isn't yet there.

When will telcos offer dual-stack (or just v6 support) on their APNs?  When it's worth it for them to do so.

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  Reply # 486317 27-Jun-2011 10:12 Send private message

You'll have to wait for apple to upgrade the radio's (firmware) in their phones in order for IPv6 support to work. Then you'll have to wait for the telecos to start pushing out IPv6 over 3G. Classic chicken/egg problem.

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