IPv4 & IPv6 in ProxyMesh
Devices that connect with the Internet are identified via IP addresses (for "Internet Protocol"). Besides identification, the IP address serves as a delivery location for messages. Among other uses, this is what protects your online identity when you substitute the proxy's IP address for your own.
For many years the Internet has used a method for defining IP addresses known as Internet Protocol 4 (IPv4). Now, those addresses are running out, and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) will phase in, eventually taking its place. IPv6 offers advantages in security and connectivity.
For detailed background on the transition, please see our blog article Switching from IPv4 to IPv6.
All ProxyMesh proxy servers provide IPv4 addressing, and several in the U.S. and overseas also provide IPv6 addressing, as listed below.
- California – IPv4
- Florida – IPv4
- Illinois – IPv4 and IPv6
- New York – IPv4 and IPv6
- Texas – IPv4
- Washington state – IPv4 and IPv6
- Washington, DC – IPv4
- Paris, France – IPv4 and IPv6
- Frankfurt, Germany – IPv4 and IPv6
- Zürich, Switzerland – IPv4
- London, UK – IPv4 and IPv6
- Perth, Australia – IPv4 and IPv6
- Singapore – IPv4 and IPv6
- Tokyo, Japan – IPv4 and IPv6
To find out whether your router and system are ready for the switch to IPv6, you can follow this link to test your IPv6 connectivity.