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    Xbox One will be best experienced with IPv6: How do you get IPv6 at home, tho

    http://www.extremetech.com/computing...at-home-though

    Works better for P2P g(peer to peer) games.
    According to Microsoft, if you want to enjoy the best possible Xbox One gaming experience, you should use IPv6. The Xbox One natively supports IPv6, but finding an ISP that will give you an IPv6 connection to the internet is difficult. By using IPv6 on your Xbox One, you should have less latency when playing multiplayer games, any data that you do transmit over the internet should be safer and more private, and in general any connections made by the Xbox One either to remote servers, or peer-to-peer should be faster and more responsive.

    IPv6 is the successor to IPv4, the address scheme used by every device to connect to the internet (or local network). When you refer to an IP address (192.168.0.101), you are talking about an IPv4 address. The problem with IPv4, though, by virtue of being a 32-bit number, is that it only allows for a total of 4.3 billion addresses and there are a lot more than 4.3 billion internet-connected devices on Earth. Weve managed to extend the life of IPv4 through NAT (Network Address Translation), which allows multiple devices to sit behind one public IPv4 address, but its ultimately just a stop-gap measure. At the time of publishing, both the European (RIPE) and Asia/Pacific (APNIC) regional internet registries (RIRs) have exhausted their supply of IPv4 addresses. Elsewhere, in the Americas and Africa, theres a few million addresses remaining that should be exhausted in the next few years.



    IPv6, by moving to 128-bit addressing, allows for a grand total of 340 undecillion addresses thats 340 followed by 26 zeroes, or more addresses than well probably ever need, even if we manage to populate most of the Milky Way. This means that NAT which generally slows things down and causes various firewall-, P2P- and connectivity-related issues can be removed from the equation, instantly (and quite dramatically) improving your internet experience. IPv6 also introduces IPsec, a companion technology that was created for IPv6, backported to IPv4, but which really comes into its own when connected end-to-end via IPv6. Basically, IPsec (IP security) authenticates and encrypts each packet, increasing the privacy and security of your data. IPsec can be implemented in peer-to-peer communications, too (say, between multiple Xbox Ones). For more information on IPv6, check out our full IPv6 explainer.

    With the rapid growth of smartphones and other internet-connected devices, ISPs and consumers are finally starting to feel the squeeze from IPv4 address exhaustion and thus, some 15 years after it was standardized, ISPs are actually starting to switch over to IPv6. With IPv6 routes opening up across the internet, web companies such as Google, Facebook, and Yahoo are turning on IPv6 as well. Still, though, the growth of IPv6 is slow: In October 2012, 1% of Googles traffic was IPv6; by September 2013, that had risen to 2%.

    How to use IPv6 on your Xbox One



    If you want to get the best gaming experience on the Xbox One, youll need to find an ISP with a complete IPv6 setup in your area which is sadly still quite difficult. In the US, most of the major ISPs (AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable) are rolling out IPv6, but its a slow process, and there isnt much you can do to speed it up; youre either on their IPv6 network, or not. Canada, too, is dragging its heels.

    Outside the US and Canada, there are more options. In the UK, Andrews & Arnold have provided to-the-home IPv6 connections for 11 years. In the Netherlands, hit up XS4All; in Germany, M-net; in France, Free; in Australia, Internode.

    In general, especially if youre in the US, your best bet is probably to check the list of World IPv6 Day participants, which includes links to the relevant IPv6 roll-out/status pages for major ISPs around the world. In some cases, you might be able to poke your ISP to send you a new IPv6-enabled router, if youre in an area where the ISPs backbone has been updated to support IPv6.

    Finally, we should probably discuss the PS4 compatibility with IPv6. While Microsoft has clearly stated that the Xbox One will support IPv6, and the IPv4-IPv6 bridging technology Teredo [PDF], Sony has remained oddly quiet about the PS4′s IPv6 capabilities. I would be very, very surprised if the PS4 does not support IPv6 but while Microsoft is fully on board the IPv6 train, its possible that IPv6 will be more of an afterthought on the PS4, and thus isnt being advertised. Even so, though, assuming the PS4 hardware and operating system support for IPv6, you should at least see a reduction in latency by moving to IPv6 on your PS4.
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    BT are currently rolling out IPv6 to Infinity customers but as it's all in testing stages they're only doing this in a few test areas first to make sure that things are going smoothly. The current Hub v4 is IPv6 compatible but is unable to get an IPv6 IP until BT have their system fully set up. It's going to take quite a number of years still but for this console cycle I don't think it will matter, maybe for the last year or two.

    The current latency for broadband users though isn't much unless you're on some form of satellite connection in which case you shouldn't be gaming online anyway. :P

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    Wait, so no dedicated servers for ALL xbone games now?
    Surely all that is needed is a software update to make the devices support it once your ISP has rolled out IPv6 that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Wait, so no dedicated servers for ALL xbone games now?
    Surely all that is needed is a software update to make the devices support it once your ISP has rolled out IPv6 that is?
    Their will be dedicated servers for games. This works for games that won't have it like Madden and NBA2k.

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    IPv6. Rolling out slower than frozen molasses down Mt Everest.

    Damn ISPs and their bull$#@!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Wait, so no dedicated servers for ALL xbone games now?
    Surely all that is needed is a software update to make the devices support it once your ISP has rolled out IPv6 that is?
    First, there wasn't ever going to be dedicated servers for ALL Xbox One games.

    As far as the article... it kinda makes a thud sound when you get to "if you want to get the best gaming experience on the Xbox One, you’ll need to find an ISP with a complete IPv6 setup in your area".

    Nice explanation in the article of what it's for, then reminding everyone that they probably won't even have it for some time lol.




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    Excellent example of fud spreading by ms. They have no knowledge of ps4's ipv6 compatability yet take it upon themselves to comment negatively about it. Planting the seeds of doubt Gg ms

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    Quote Originally Posted by on the rocks View Post
    Excellent example of fud spreading by ms. They have no knowledge of ps4's ipv6 compatability yet take it upon themselves to comment negatively about it. Planting the seeds of doubt Gg ms
    I think you misunderstood what the statement means.

    It doesn't have anything to do with the PS4. It's about the Xbox One, and only the Xbox One. It means that you'll get a better experience with the Xbox One if you have IPv6 support from your ISP.

    The FUD at the end of the article was more fanboyish from the write than anything else, but nothing spread by MS.




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    Quote Originally Posted by on the rocks View Post
    Excellent example of fud spreading by ms. They have no knowledge of ps4's ipv6 compatability yet take it upon themselves to comment negatively about it. Planting the seeds of doubt Gg ms
    This isn't written by MS.... and:

    Finally, we should probably discuss the PS4 compatibility with IPv6. While Microsoft has clearly stated that the Xbox One will support IPv6, and the IPv4-IPv6 bridging technology Teredo [PDF], Sony has remained oddly quiet about the PS4′s IPv6 capabilities. I would be very, very surprised if the PS4 does not support IPv6 — but while Microsoft is fully on board the IPv6 train, it’s possible that IPv6 will be more of an afterthought on the PS4, and thus isn’t being advertised. Even so, though, assuming the PS4 hardware and operating system support for IPv6, you should at least see a reduction in latency by moving to IPv6 on your PS4.
    Doesn't seem negative at all... just saying we don't know about PS4 yet.
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    Yeah, I just read it a few more times, and I'd take my "fanboyish" remark out of it. Seems like a legit comment to make.




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    I guess I misunderstood it as ms saying it. But saying that ipv6 will be an afterthought on ps4 is certainly negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by on the rocks View Post
    I guess I misunderstood it as ms saying it. But saying that ipv6 will be an afterthought on ps4 is certainly negative.
    If it were specific to that, I'd agree, which I did initially. Saying it's a possibility... it's just speculation and all. I don't really find anything negative about it really.




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