IPv6 wired router?

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rvail317

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Hello,
Leo Laporte had mentioned (during his brief Coast to Coast Radio Show appearance last week) that the IPv6 feature should probably be included when looking to purchase a new home router. My current Netgear model 614-v4 wired router doesn't include IPv6, but only IPv4. (Latest firmware installed).
My question: is it possible for an IPv4 router to be upgraded to IPv6, via simply a firmware update? Or, does IPv6 require new hardware?
Also: is there a list somewhere of IPv6 wired routers? I think I'd prefer staying with the Netgear brand, but they don't seem to offer any IPv6 wired routers, at the present time.
TIA
 

JohnWill

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I think it's probably a bit early to spend a lot of money on IPv6, there really isn't a driving reason for needing it right now.

Ask yourself this question: Have I been limited in any way by not having IPv6 support in my router?

If the answer is no, wait until the answer is yes. :)
 
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