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Does old hardware have to be to not support IPv6?

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12 years 7 months ago - 12 years 7 months ago #37601 by leeand00
I've got some old PCs and some old network cards (read: 100MBs) that I'm not completely certain support IPv6, but I understand they've been implementing it in network cards since sometime in the earily 90s and the card are assured to be older than that.

So I guess my overall question is, how do I find out if an old NIC works with IPv6?

I've got a LinkSys LNE 100TX, and a NetGear FA311 Rev-D2
Last edit: 12 years 7 months ago by leeand00.
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12 years 7 months ago #37602 by Arani
Hi
Install those network cards onto a PC that has WinXP or even Windows 7. Open command prompt and type

ping ::1

If you get a response then your cards support IPv6

I have added what you should get as a response down below





Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\>ping ::1

Pinging ::1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms

Ping statistics for ::1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

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12 years 7 months ago #37604 by leeand00
I imagine that oughta work in Linux too? Maybe with the ping6 command?
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12 years 7 months ago #37608 by Arani
Try it. See what happens

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12 years 7 months ago #37614 by next_virus
I am getting following error:-


C:\>ping::1
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\>ping ::1
Ping request could not find host ::1. Please check the name and try again.

C:\>
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12 years 7 months ago #37623 by routik

Install those network cards onto a PC that has WinXP or even Windows 7.


@next_virus, i was not expecting that command to work in Linux OS. but will like to know the command that can be used to test it as well?

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