Date Added: Dec 2009
IPv4 is the foundation of the internet and has served the world remarkably well, especially considering it is well over 20 years old. Unfortunately IPv4 has reached the end of its useful life. The number of electronic devices connected to the internet is increasing without an end in sight and IPv4 will not be able to handle the number of connected devices in the very near future. As we plan for the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 we need to consider the potential performance differences between IPv4 and IPv6. Windows 7, the newest operating system from Microsoft, supports both IPv4 and IPv6 and will likely be one of the first operating systems that will see widespread IPv6 deployment and use.