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February 26, 2013
TP-LINK Improves its Routers to Ensure Compliance with IPv6
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor
TP-LINK is improving its routers to ensure compliance with IPv6. The company has announced a family of networking products that comply with IPv6 by default or through firmware upgrades.
This is a significant move as all IPv4 addresses are exhausted, and it has become important to support the new protocol – IPv6 – to address the growth of IP address users.
TP-LINK notes that its IPv6 Ready dual-band routers let users benefit from the advances of the IPv6 technology. The company also offers a family of ASDL products that support IPv6.
Mobile devices such as smartphones have become very common these days, increasing the demand of Internet access even further.
The IPv6 protocol has given hope to Web users, offering new addresses and several new services, such as built-in multicasting and new QoS (Quality of Service).
These offerings have improved user experiences by delivering better campaigns to customers.
Because every device has its own unique, globally accessible IPv6 address with IPv6, multiple devices can share the same IP address through NAT (network address translation).
“The implication of every device having a unique IPv6 address is a boon for both home networks and mobile networks where latency is a factor,” said Lewis Wu, country manager of TP-LINK USA. “But rather than rebuilding their systems, many carriers have stayed with IPv4 and NAT because they felt it was too costly to switch. That decision is becoming a moot point.”
TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO and SMB networking products, and is an established name in WLAN and broadband CPE devices. The company was in the news earlier this year for announcing its new 300Mbps AV200 and AV500 Wireless N Powerline Extenders.
Edited by Braden Becker
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