Cape Connect's IPv6 Network
Cape Connect Internet (Pty) Ltd operates a 'dual-stack' (that is, IPv4 and IPv6 together) network, with global IPv6 peering and transit.
Cape Connect Internet's network is one of the first in South Africa with full 'dual-stack' IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity. We're also one of the first ISP's in the world to make 'dual-stack' IPv4 and IPv6 available directly to our customers.
As with our IPv4 network, our IPv6 network extends to all major South African cities, and our International network spans the globe - that's because it's the same high-quality network, simply with the benefits of IPv6.
What is IPv6?
To send and receive information over the Internet, computers and other devices need a unique address - called an IP address. The current system that provides addresses is IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4), and has been in use for the past 30 years.
As the Internet has grown, the number of available IPv4 addresses has slowly been exhausted. To accommodate the growing number of Internet users, a new Internet Protocol was required.
IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) will augment, and then slowly over time, replace IPv4. IPv6 provides many more addresses - enough to last a very long time!
For more information about IPv6, see Wikipedia's IPv6 article.
Also see this YouTube video.
What is 'World IPv6 Launch'?
Major Internet service providers, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world came together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services on 6 June 2012.
See the World IPv6 Launch website for more information about the launch
IPv6 for Cape Connect Customers
All Cape Connect services support access to the Internet via IPv6. IPv6 is enabled by default for new Cape Connect customers.
Existing customers have been enabled. Clients using Tplink routers may require assistance. Please contact support for assistance.
Once enabled, customers are presented with a dual-stack configuration (each login has an IPv4 and an IPv6 address), so customers have native access to both the IPv4 and IPv6 Internet. All customers receive a static /64 IPv6 prefix via DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation.
All routers currently sold by Cape Connect support IPv6.