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can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?

can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?

am I missing something, or does the BT TV box not support IPv6?

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Re: can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?

Why do you want IPv6 on a local connection?

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Re: can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?

so presumably the answer is no?

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Re: can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?

IPV6 has been a standard since 1996, my TV uses it, my Apple TV Box uses it, my iPhone uses it, my laptop uses it .. but it seems that my BT Box for some reason cannot.

IPv6 offers reliability and faster speeds, and supports multicast addresses, meaning bandwidth-intensive packet flows like media streams can reach many destinations simultaneously

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Re: can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?

I have no idea where you read that nonsense about ipv6.

If anything ipv6 is slower than ipv4, ipv4 also supports multicast, it's how your TV box works.

As long as you have connection, it matters not a jot whether it is ipv4 or ipv6.

The reason for ipv6 is that there is a finite number of addresses and the world has run out of ipv4 addresses. Ipv6 gives many orders of magnitude more addresses to use.

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Re: can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?


@PhilC42wrote:

so presumably the answer is no?


Correct. 

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Re: can the BT Box be configured for IPV6?

The difference in routing speeds between IPv4 and IPv6 is usually nanoseconds, but sometimes IPv6 routes more directly and so more quickly.

The problem I have at the moment seems to be that while my IPv4 is near-static, my IPv6 seems to change regularly and my Google Domains DDNS only updates one or the other and I really need both updating!


I only learn by making mistakes and owning up to them - boy do I learn a lot!
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