What is IPv6
IPv6, is a new internet protocol
which allows to assign world-unique address to all clients and all devices connected to
This lets to avoid locet to real address translation
and perform direct communication. This is significant for PtP networks and telephony.
Anoter point is full autoconfiguration.
Now IPv6 traffic is distributed over separate from IPv4 channels those are not overloaded yet.
Thus, running IPv6 makes you Internet surfing more comfortable.
You can read some details about IPv6 support in our network.
What transfer rate depends on ?
Ping to the remote host significantly affects transfer rate along with average channel load.
This can be overcome with adaptive TCP bandwith management algorithm
For Windows it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_TCP
UDP-based protocols (like, torrent) are not affected by ping and even packet loss,
so running torrent for download and upload of some huge popular file is the most
correct way to check actual bandwith limit.