Posts Tagged ‘IPv6’

How to Fix “No Internet Secured” Wifi Connectivity Issues on Windows

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

I haven’t run into this problem myself, (yet,) but perhaps you have …

The following guide provides you with a solution for fixing the dreaded “no Internet secured” notification that signals Wifi connectivity issues on machines running Windows. I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 device back when it first came out, and liked it a lot. It is the device that I use mostly when I’m traveling as it offers all I require in a compact package. For the past year or so, I noticed a strange wireless Internet connectivity issue regularly when connecting the device using WiFi. Connections to the WiFi hotspot work, but Internet did not at times.


Find Out if Websites Support IPv6 in Firefox

Monday, July 8th, 2013

If you need to know if your favorite website (or even your own website) supports IPv6, here’s a Firefox app that will help you to figure it out …

The Internet is still alive and kicking even though the world has run out of IP addresses. There was some craze about this some time ago but it has somehow died off again. That does not mean that the situation is improving by any means. Quite the contrary: many companies use trickery to work with the IPv4 address pool and it is only a matter of time before the majority of Internet users are using IPv6.


Today IPv6 Launches – What You Need to Know

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

One thing that will definitely come in handy in the IPv6 world, is an out-of-band management solution that supports IPv6 ….

Whenever a device or user connects to the Internet, an IP addresses is assigned to the device. This may be a temporary IP address that may get changed with every connection, or a static IP address that never changes. The Internet has now come into a situation where there are more requests for IP addresses than available addresses. This leads to a situation where growth on the Internet is slowed down because of that fact.


IPv6 World Launch 6 June 2012

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Ready or not, here comes IPv6 …

Remember last year’s IPv6 day ? No? Last year’s test day was designed to see how well and effective the new technology works when it is enabled on core Internet sites and services. Back then major Internet service providers, websites and companies enabled IPv6 on their servers for a one day trial of the new technology.


IPvFox – Display All Connections a Web Page Makes

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Here’s an interesting add-on for Firefox; I don’t think it would make my job any easier, but it would definitely be educational.

Chance is that the web pages that you are connecting to with your web browser load elements from different web servers, and not from one. This is for instance the case if a Facebook Like, Twitter or Google Plus button is displayed on the site. Sometimes though you may want to get an exact list of all connections that are made to display the contents of a web page. This can be handy to make sure that the site does not leak information to third party companies, that a site has not been hacked and that a site does not make connections to known malicious servers.


Today is IPv6 day!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

It will be interesting to see how this works out. Apparently, there are no problems … so far.

The largest test yet of the Internet’s new IPv6 addressing system is taking place worldwide today.  Companies including Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Facebook are switching on IPv6 versions of their websites for a one day trial.


An Introduction to IPv6

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Get ready; here come’s IPv6 …

Right now, most of the world is using IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). The problem is that it does not allow for enough addresses. The world is just too big of a place. Enter IPv6. It provides vastly more addresses (2^128) and is the future of the web. Most users will not notice a difference, but networking personnel will (you can test your IPv6 connectivity here)


How to Enable IPv6 on Windows XP

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Here’s a handy trick for Windows XP users …

Most ISPs are in the process of enabling the IPv6 protocol which is then available for usage in addition to the currently used IPv4 protocol. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users do not need to enable or configure their operating system for IPv6 usage as it is enabled by default. The situation is different for Windows XP users who need to install the IPv6 protocol to add support for it to the operating system.


What will We do When the Internet’s Full?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I realize that this is humor, but IPv6 should take care of the problem just fine …

Here’s how we coped in the past

Technically it’s because the current system can only support 4.3bn machine addressable numbers, the last of which is soon to be allocated. But the simple explanation is this: the internet’s full. In a year’s time it could even be rendered useless. How did people do things before the internet? For the young, a primer:


Internet Almost Out of Space

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Ready or not, here comes IPv6 …

Delays in transition to IPv6 system mean some households and businesses will face connection problems in coming months