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That's more or less true but I leave it disabled for a couple of reasons.
- IPv6 adds no practical performance increase at this point but enabling any additional protocol does add some degree of extra processing for the network stack. It's likely negligible so no harm done on that front.
- The larger concern for me is IPv6 eliminates NAT'ing, which affords a layer of security for most home networks. I'd be interested in @Dave Upton 's thought on this one but since there's no real reason to enable the protocol I have chosen not to for the time being at least.
I don't anything about this, but this is like the third search result on "IPv6 for home network". But if it provides no value, it's a toggle switch to turn it back off. I think I had it on the past several years as well with my Apple hardware.
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