Dishome Fibernet has now joined the IPv6 club in Nepal. They started the phased rollout of IPv6 from 1st Jan 2023. According to the Dishome Fibernet team, users will get both IPv4 as well as IPv6, which will improve the browsing and connectivity experience for users.
What is IPv6 technology?
IPv6 was designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in December 1998 to meet the demand for IP addresses and make them available to all global internet users. There are only 4,294,967,296 IPv4 addresses available in the world, which has already surpassed the number of internet users on Earth, due to its limited structure. You may have seen an address like “126.96.36.199,” which is an IPv4 address, ISPs are using technologies like NAT to overcome the shortage. NAT has its own drawbacks, so ISPs today are implementing IPv6. After implementation user will see addresses like “2002:0da8:75a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0870:5437,” which will meet the demand of global internet users.
How does the Internet work in IPv4?
As we have already discussed, there is a shortage of IP addresses. Therefore, in the case of IPv4, your device will not be assigned a unique public IPv4 address from the world. Instead, your device will get a NAT-assigned IP address, such as 10.3.4.1,.All our internet requests are sent by this private address which are translated to public IPv4 address at DishHome’s end and then sent over the internet. This process adds some additional overhead resulting in poor browsing experience.
In step 2, it is hitting the NAT identity. The assigned IP address of my device is 10.8.0.1, which is the NAT-assigned IP address. However, the actual IPv4 address owned by Dishome Fibernet (Simtv Pvt Ltd) looks like this:
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What are the benefits of the IPv6 Protocol?
As it is a recent technology, IPv6 has several benefits over IPv4, including:
- Public IP to every end device.
- No more NAT in IPv6.
- Increased address space.
- Simplified network configuration.
- More efficient routing.
- More efficient packet processing.
When I will get the IPv6 address in my Dishome Fibernet connection?
Don’t worry if you are already a Dishome Fibernet user and you do not reside in eastern Nepal. You may have already received IPv6 in your router. However, if you have not received it yet, you will receive it soon. According to the Dishome Fibernet team, “We are rolling it out on a batch basis, so most users may have already received the IPv6 address except for those in the eastern region. We will rollout IPv6 in the eastern region soon as well.” So don’t worry, you will also soon get seamless connectivity and many other facilities.
Disclaimer: This article is based on a press release and information available on the internet. The writer is not a network expert, so some information might be incorrect. We welcome your comments and corrections.