Should I use IPv6 at home?
Yes, you can use IPv6 at home. In fact, it is recommended to use IPv6 as it is the future of the internet and provides many benefits over IPv4, such as a larger address space, improved security, and better network auto-configuration capabilities. However, whether or not you can or should use IPv6 at home depends on a few factors:
- Availability: IPv6 is not yet widely available and many home internet service providers do not support it. Before you can use IPv6 at home, you need to ensure that your internet service provider supports it and that your home network is configured to use it.
- Devices: Many devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and smart home devices, already support IPv6, but others, such as older devices, may not. You should check to see if all the devices on your home network support IPv6 and if not, whether they can be upgraded to support it.
- Performance: IPv6 can provide faster and more reliable connections, but this will depend on your internet service provider and the quality of your network connection and your ISP's support for IPv6. Simply upgrading to IPv6 will not magically solve all of the performance issues if there is a separate underlying cause.
So as you see, IPv6 is the preferred protocol to use but you may have some dependencies that will prevent a complete adoption of this newer IP protocol.