IPv6 calculator and converter to IPv4
It is a very useful and interesting toll which acts as IPv6 calculator and IPv4 calculator, also it can convert IPv6 to IPv4 and back.
And even more! You can get information about IPv4 and IPv6 reserved addresses, multicast addresses, network classes.
Be ready to meat to meet IPv6 networks! Do not wait! Make IPv6 address plan online in 5 minutes!
You will need this network tool for sure if you are a network engineer or an IT support personal man or even if you are just trying to get deeper into coming IPv6 address epoch!
What is IPv6?
It can be described as: IPv6 is a new version of the Internet Protocol, designed to solve the problems faced by the previous version (IPv4) used in the Internet, by using address this length equal to 128 bits instead of 32. Currently IPv6 is already being used in thousands of networks worldwide, but still not widespread on the Internet, as IPv4. After the address space in IPv4 is over, two of the Protocol stack, IPv6 and IPv4 will be used simultaneously with increasing use of IPv6.
Leaving aside the long description of the theoretical and practical differences IPv6 from IPv4, let’s ask a simpler question: «What benefits can IPv6 provide to a simple home-user» (except headache to calculate and convert Ipv6 to Ipv4 and back) ? It seems nothing. However, configuring IPv6 support can get some very pleasant features unavailable for IPv4 only.
How to configure IPv6?
There are several ways to obtain the IPv6: native (from direct Internet access provider), 6to4, Teredo, as well as through the tunnel broker.
1. “6to4” – IPv6 for those who have static IPv4 address
If you do not have IPv6, but your IPv4 address is static (i.e. never changes) or changes very rarely, the easiest and fastest way to get Ipv6 address in addition to IPv4 is using “6to4”.
2. IPv6 in GNU/Linux in 1 minute
Modern GNU/Linux distributives have built-in command (like “Miredo”) for creating Ipv6-tunnels even if your ISP doesn’t support IPv6 or provides access to the Internet only through the NAT. Just use our Ipv6 calculator and converter to help you.
3. IPv6 over tunnel brokers
If You do not have neither ISP NAT nor static IPv4 address, butd you want to take full advantage of IPv6, you should use tunnel broker. Search for tunnel broker services in the Internet.
4. Ipv6 in Windows
If You are behind a ISP NAT and you use Windows device, you should use various tunneling services, including 6to4, Teredo and gogo6.