What is IPv6?

ANSWER: IPv6 is the most recent version of the IP protocol (Internet Protocol). Cable Multi Service Providers (MSOs, such as Comcast, Time Warner/Spectrum, Cable One, etc.) assign a unique IP address to every device connected to their networks. This process is automatic, and you don’t have to configure anything, whether your MSO supports IPv6 or the older IPv4. A typical IPv6 address contains eight groups of four hexadecimal digits, with the groups separated by colons, e.g. 2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:ff00:0042:1234. (The IPv4 address format specifies four pairs of hexadecimal digits [often written as the equivalent decimal values], with each pair separated by periods, e.g. All of Motorola’s modems and gateways support IPv6 as well as the older IPv4 protocols, including their respective address formats.

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